apache cannot write to the data folder

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by Zander1983, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. Zander1983

    Zander1983 New Member

    Im migrating my site over to a new server. My new setup is identical to old - ubuntu 11.4 with LAMP and ispconfig3.

    Im using a php framework called elgg. I've created a data folder in /var/www/clients/client0/web4/ and copied in all my images from old server. Apache can view these images but I cannot upload to the new data folder.

    I have given the data folder permission of 777. I have also made apache the owner by running chown www-data data/

    But still, I cannot write to the folder. Any ideas?
  2. Zander1983

    Zander1983 New Member

    i have finally solved this by making web4 the owner of data folder and client0 the group owner of data folder. dont know why it didnt work by making www-data the owner...
  3. till

    till Super Moderator

    Each website has its own user and group to protect websites against each other, so every folder that shall be writable by a website has to be owned by the user and group of the website and not www-data.

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