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File Management: How to Set File and Folder Permissions Using File Manager

Set File and Folder Permissions

  1. Login to your account and click on the Hosting Summary, File Manager link
    Hosting summary and file manager
  2. Select the file or directory you want to modify permissions for and click the Options menu (3 dots)
    Select a file or folder to change permissions
  3. Revise the permissions for the file or folder and click Change Permissions
    Name the new folder
  4. The permission have been changed for this file or folder

Understanding File and Directory Permission Settings

Permissions control who is able to take what actions on a file or directory. The different types of actions are:

  • Read: Allows the file (or directory's contents) to be accessed and viewed.
  • Write: Allows the file (or directory's contents) to be modified.
  • Execute: Allows the file (or directory's contents) to be run.

Permission groups (user, group, other) refer to the entity requesting a command (to read, write, or execute). Permission groups for your shared hosting account have been predefined, we highly recommend that you use the default permission settings as described below:

File permissions

Important: If you use different permissions other than the default mentioned here, you risk making your file/directory more vulnerable to hackers and you risk making your file/directory unusable. Modifying your permissions to the point where nothing is allowed may require you to contact us in order to repair the file/directory's permission settings.

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