wordpress duplicator does not have write access

Posted April 28, 2016 30.7k views

I am trying to migrate my wp site from local to my digital ocean account using the wp plugin duplicator.

I get an error message when I run the duplicator installer that says that my folder Path: /var/www/html/foldername is not writable by php.

How can I set the required permissions?

When I click the folder in filezilla, the permissions are set to 755

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sudo chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www

its worked for me

may be run this code also

sudo chmod -R g+rw /var/www

if on CentOS/Fedora:
chown apache:apache /var/www/html/ -R

if on Ubuntu/Debian:
chown www-data:www-data /var/www/html -R

I’m on ubutu and tried the suggested command.

Unfortunately I got an error message:

chown: changing ownership of '/var/www/html/apply': Operation not permitted