File Permission set to 777

  • Posted March 18, 2014

Hi All,

I install a tracking script on a folder and everything working fine, until I create a tracking link. It says “can’t open file”. I submitted a support ticket and they suggest to change the file permission of the folder (where script installed) to 755 or 777. I try with 755 but it didn’t work, only 777 make it works.

My concern is off course the security. They suggest me to call the hosting :(

I’m running Ubuntu 12.04 x32 on my droplet.

Anyone can shed the light on this?

Thanks tony


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Thank you very much Emilio, <br> <br>It works! <br>So I don’t have to install suPHP on my server. <br> <br>Btw, I try to googling “introductory lesson” about www-data but can’t find any. Could you please write a bit on this? So I know what I’m doing when installing any script with file permission like this again. <br> <br>tony

Maybe you can try changing ownership of your files to www-data:www-data?

Sorry mistype on ownership: <br> <br>Change ownership: <br>chown script_folder:root script_folder

I try this: <br> <br>Create new user: <br>sudo adduser admin_script_login root <br> <br>Change ownership: <br>chown chmod 755 script_folder:root script_folder <br> <br>Change permission: <br>chmod 755 script_folder <br> <br>But the script still can’t open file inside the folder. <br> <br>Change permission again to 777, then the script working perfectly. <br> <br>Now my questions is, with this folder configuration (Owner: script_folder and group: root), is it safe to set 777 on this folder? <br> <br>Many thanks <br>

Thanks disturbedrod, <br> <br>I did change to 755 but the script insist to have 777. <br> <br>The developer recommend to install suPHP. Then set the folder to 755.
<br> <br>I try searching here of any tutorial but not available. <br> <br>I’m concern if I install suPHP on running server, it will create havoc on my sites on it. <br> <br>Could you help shed the light on suPHP or point me to the right tutorial? <br> <br>tony

Have you tried changing the ownership of the folder?? <br> <br>chown user:group folder_name <br> <br>and then just set it to 755 <br> <br>chmod 755 folder_name <br> <br>see if that works