drupal permissions

Changing file and directory permissions in Linux is simple

Permissions can be weird when moving folders and creating files either with SSH or FTP.   If you run into an issue where you need to change many directories (folders) and files at the same time, follow the examples below.


We will be using the chmod command, and I am assuming you are using linux and SSH or terminal.

For changing permissions on a single directory or file, we typically use the following format:

chmod 777 file.txt

where 777 is read, write, and execute for owner group and other (everyone)

Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS ISPConfig default site permissions


I built a server to host a CMS comparison between Drupal and Wordpress. I frequently use ISPConfig to create all of my sites and it works absolutely perfect. In this case, however, I am on a domain, limited to an internal static IP. Additionally, our in house server admin doesn't like Linux (hasn't used it) so I can't ask him to create a DNS reverse lookup entry for the hostname on the DNS server.