Ubuntu Lamp: Wordpress install file permissions

  • Posted March 21, 2014

I’ve setup an Unbuntu LAMP stack, and installed into /var/www/ a Wordpress install under the ‘root’ user.

The install works fine until I need the application itself to copy files, install plugins etc…then throws a permission error. My limited understanding is that I should perhaps set the group owner to Apache?

I honestly don’t know and hoping for some wisdom here, i welcome any primers that can help me understand users / groups and all that Linux goodness.



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I should have researched the KB a bit more carefully, but in case anyone comes across this, this is the sudo command I had to run. <br> <br>sudo chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www/