Nginx Virtual Host Directory Permissions

  • Posted May 7, 2014

I have been attempting to set proper permissions during the configuration of a virtual host but keep running into a 404 page error. It only occurs during permission changes. What is the best directory permission for multiple virtual hosts?

/var/www/vhosts/website1/httpdocs /var/www/vhosts/website2/httpdocs

Currently, I am copying the default skeleton directory and then using useradd to set the home directory to those identified above and then adding each user to the www-data group. Once I do this, even changing ownership to the user:www-data and permissions as 0770 I start seeing the 404 page.

Any good guides that explain permissions for web root directories?


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Disregard. Finally figured it out. <br> <br># Add user with a pre-determined home directory <br>sudo useradd -s /bin/false -d /var/www/vhosts/website1 -m user1 <br> <br># Add the user to the www-data group <br>sudo usermod -aG www-data user1 <br> <br># Change password <br>sudo passwd user1 <br> <br># Change the owner of website1 to the user and www-data <br>sudo chown -R user1:www-data /var/www/vhosts/website1 <br> <br># Change permissions owner = all, group = all, anyone = r+x <br>sudo chmod -R 0775 /var/www/vhosts/website1 <br> <br># Make all changes below this directory inherit same permissions <br>sudo chmod g+s /var/www/vhosts/website1 <br> <br>This is what I have so far. Open to suggestions.