Ubuntu recommended permissions in /var/www/

Posted November 28, 2014 3.5k views

I have got some issues in running a PHP file that needs to do shell_exec, fopen and fwrite things. so after trying to change the permissions the script is working fine now .
Now I am having this type of permissions for www folder

drwxrwx— 16 root www-data 4096 Nov 29 01:41 www

and within www folder all folder are having the following permissions
drwxrwx— 3 root www-data 4096 Nov 27 23:41 foldername

all files within the /var/www/ are having the following permissions
-rwxrwx— 1 root www-data 13 Nov 27 13:09 index.html

Is that recommended and secured to have these permissions ?
all files, even the non executable files are in green color .

if its not secured, then what kind of permissions should I have to apply ?

thanks in advance !

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I think that it is best to have 644 permissions on your files.
Now you have 770.
To change the permissions on your directory or files execute:
chmod 644 /the/path/to/the/file

  • changing to 644 causes forbidden error for web ..
    So I have just changed the ownership .

    The website is fully accessible when having 754 permission, but the php file is not able to write to disc.
    That php file serves for an ajax search request and located at /websitename/html/Search/

    and if I give 774 permission for the Search directory, everything works fine …

    what should I have to do ??