Originally Posted by till
The directory permissions are all fine, there is no need to set them to 777. You just used the wrong php type. For joomla you will have to use either suphp or php-fcgi + suexec so that the php scripts run under the correct admin user of the website user instead of the apache user.
Is this true only for Joomla or should suphp always be used?
Or only for cms-type installs...?