Join 1M+ other developers and:
- Get help and share knowledge in Q&A
- Subscribe to topics of interest
- Get courses & tools that help you grow as a developer or small business owner
Proper Permissions for Wordpress CentOS
I’ve been stuck on this for quite some time despite following plenty of guides and trying multiple combinations of file ownership/permissions to no avail. So I’m reaching out here in hopes someone might be able to help me.
I have a single droplet running CentOS serving up two websites. Following the DO guide, I created two directories (one for each website) and configured virtual hosts and set up WordPress on each site. My issue is when I attempt to update WordPress or some themes and plugins, I get errors that lead me to believe something with folder permissions is off. These errors are:
- When attempting to update Wordpress: “Could not copy file.: wp-includes/SimplePie/Cache/Memcached.php”
- When attempting to update theme: “Could not remove old theme”
I followed WordPress documentation and set 644 for files and 755 for directories. I’m beginning to wonder if one of the parent folders permissions is off? Below is permission info. Any information or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
|all files in public_html||apache/apache||-rw-r–r–.|
|all directories in public_html||apache/apache||drwxr-xr-x.|
There is an identical website2.com directory with subdirectories.
Do these permissions look ok? Is there some other php config I need to set up?
These answers are provided by our Community. If you find them useful, show some love by clicking the heart. If you run into issues leave a comment, or add your own answer to help others.×