FTP Apache permissions

very basic question:

I have apache set up on a ubuntu droplet. created a newuser, gave him root access. when I log in as newuser through ssh/sftp I need to be able to upload files to /var/www but I dont have permission. How would I give newuser permission to upload and delete from that folder so I can actually put web pages up?

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How did you give him root access ? <br> <br>Anyway, a better option can be changing ownership of the files in /var/www to the yourself : apache and adding the user to the apache group. Then permissions of 775 on the folder will give user the proper read write permissions.

You can do that, it shouldn’t cause any issues.

would you add the admin account to the www-data group? or is that not necessary/recommended? <br> <br>and yes, i do use sftp