What would be my best file permissions arrangement?
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
I’m keeping my VPS simple with the LEMP stack, and I’m running my sites out of my user directory: /home/user1/domain1.com/public
In order to allow WordPress to upload & edit files, I find I have to assign www-data:www-data to all the website files.
Now I want to add a second user (who is less server savvy than me, but still knows FTP) and their user directory is: /home/user2/domain2.com/public . Again I need to assign www-data:www-data to allow their WordPress site to edit/upload files, however because they also use SFTP, by changing the user they no can no longer upload/edit files through SFTP.
So what would be the best user permissions to set to allow www-data to work, but also let them use SFTP to modify files?
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