Take the 2-minute tour ×
Webmasters Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for pro webmasters. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I have a windows shared hosting on which I have deployed my wordpress blog. Now to icrese my page speed I am trying to cached few resources using W3C Total Cache

While trying to activate the plugin I am getting the following error:

E:\inetpub\vhosts\subhendu.info\httpdocs\blog/wp-content/dbcache could not be created, please run following command: chmod 777 E:\inetpub\vhosts\subhendu.info\httpdocs\blog/wp-content then Retry

I tried creating few directories using FTP but realized it wont be of any use as caching files also can not be placed dynamically.

I tried changing the chmod to 777 using FileZilla but getting the error:
500 'SITE CHMOD 777 wp-content': command not understood mostly because this is a windows hosting. Again I do not have to shell access to my server , I have to everything using FTP.

If there is no other way and I have to ask my hosting provider for support what shall I ask him? Does he need to grant RW permisiion to any specific users?

share|improve this question
    
I deleted my other answer because I hadn't read your question carefully. Does your shared hosting have a control panel? Most control panels allow you to change file permissions. –  paulmorriss Sep 20 '11 at 11:46
    
@paulmorriss, Yes they have Parallels Plesk Panel –  Simsons Sep 20 '11 at 12:02
    
@paulmorriss,Thanks . I am able to change the directory settings using ControlPanel –  Simsons Sep 20 '11 at 12:10
    
I turned it into an answer in case it's helpful to other people. –  paulmorriss Sep 20 '11 at 12:58
    
@paulmorriss,If you can add the complete details to your answer for changing permission using Plesk :Websites & Domains > File Manager > Folder Name > Click on The Lock Symbol . I have also retagged my question to Plesk –  Simsons Sep 20 '11 at 14:31
show 1 more comment

1 Answer 1

up vote 3 down vote accepted

Most shared hosting providers have a control panel. Most control panels allow you to change file permissions through some sort of file manager. Windows uses a different way of doing permissions to Unix servers, so you may need to give read/write permission to a user called IUSR_machinename for Wordpress to work properly.

For Plesk it's: Websites & Domains > File Manager > Folder Name > Click on The Lock Symbol

share|improve this answer
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.