Wordpress permission issues using LEMP install on Ubuntu 12.04

  • Posted on March 24, 2014
  • rbAsked by rb

Hi all,

I used the tutorial over at to get a LEMP setup quickly up and running but I’m having troubles updating and using plugins that create files on the server (backup plugins).

The php5-fpm process seems to be running under my user, should it be running using www-data?

Any help would be much appreciated.

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Can you pastebin php5-fpm’s config file and the output of the following two commands? <br><pre>sudo service php5-fpm restart <br>sudo ps wwaux | grep php5-fpm</pre>

Hi, <br> <br>I am not, I’m using BackWPup. Regardless of plugin, I’m sure that the process running under the wrong user can cause problems and I’d like to try and fix it anyway if possible.

taking a wild guess… <br> <br>are you using the Duplicator plugin? <br> <br>I tried that on my first droplet a few months ago, I quit because of issues with PHP. I decided to manually upload the backup (ftp the files, load the db through mysql). <br> <br>