I am uploading the files for my website from my laptop. I get the error. HTML: chmod failed Is there a way to check chmod permissions in windows? the chmod is 755 on the folder I uploaded to the servers site. Why can I not change the RWX on any of the file or folders I uploaded ? I try and get the same message as when I uploaded the file. How can I change the permissions on some of these files. Thanks I went into the shell and I see what is wrong. I got the error when trying to upload the file in the ispconfig program. So I used a ftp program to upload the file. I must have been in root. Now the folder is owned by root. Do I change the owner to web1_admin like the rest of the files ? I'm trying to learn. I am. thanks P.S. what if you have to use a ftp program other than the one in ispconfig. Will it allow you to logon in to the server with the user name web1_admin with the password or do you upload the file and then change the owner and chmod on the file or folder ?