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Is it safe to use 777 for my public html folder?

Define safe. It's not a best practice. Depending on the scope of your install (e.g. who has access to the system) it may not be a big deal - for example if the only purpose of this machine is to run ...
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File system permission for MediaWiki?

The following picks up on a fresh working LAMP installation under Red Hat 7 or clone (CentOS 7, Scientific Linux 7, Orcale 7, etc). Set Selinux to permissive for the installation. setenforce 0 First ...
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How to allow MediaWiki non-users to only read some wiki pages related login and account creation?

Use wgWhitelistRead in your LocalSettings.php configuration file.
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How to set execute-only permission for a php script in a .htaccess file?

I'm partly confused by your question, so I'll answer it the best I can. To set permissions on any file on a server (including php files) there's a couple of ways. If you have a web file manager ...
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Noob question - regarding images on webserver not loading when URL is typed, but do when clicked from link on index html

The problem you are having is related to case sensitivity on a unix filesystem, as well as an incorrect file extension. In your HTML you have the filename thisWeek.png however you are linking to ...
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Can .htaccess be used to set file permissions?

Apache's .htaccess files cannot be used to set unix file permissions. chmod is a command line tool for unix-like systems that is used to change the unix permissions of files on the filesystem. chmod ...
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Permissions suddenly changed to '00' on sites images directory

Permissions did not change by themselves, someone (or something) changed it. That could happen multiple ways: PHP Scripts changing permissions User changing permissions via FTP (chmod) The thing is, ...
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How to fix "Missing a temporary folder" error in Wordpress?

Well... I fixed it! But as it usually goes, I'm unsure of the exact thing that put it together. However, I will leave what I did over here, in hopes that it might help someone else in the future. ...
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How to set permission for a system user to particular website on plesk

The group psaserv doesn't have permission to write to /var/www/vhosts/example.com/. The middle group in the permissions (r-x) are for the group. The group has "read" (r) and "execute&...
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Files synced via dropbox cannot be served with IIS because of file permissions

Have you checked if the folder has permissions to IIS user? Try testing with giving all permissions to everyone on the folder and check if files are accessible by your application. Then start ...
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What should the Unix file system permissions be for PHP files under Apache?

755 for folders and 644 for php and other files.
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what is the proper file permissions needed for certificate files

This is partially subjective and especially because your question lacks too many points of context like: which applications are using these certificates, which OS (based on your mention of 644 it ...
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Can't include file with php due wrong permissions on local server

It seems that the passage of a file through Mega makes it lose the group permissions and so in the server the www-data (the apache one) group doesn't have any permission and the pages just don't work. ...
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Why doesn't Apache allow access to files outside the web root --from within index.html?

This doesn't really have anything to do with Apache or server-side permissions, but more to do with how the browser resolves relative client-side URLs (according to RFC 3986). I'm assuming /html is ...
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Can uploaded files override Apache permissions?

"Option 1." Write a script. Something like create_account <student name> will do well. In the script do your create the directory(ies) and then make sure permissions are right. More or less, ...
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Can access to Google Analytics with historical data be recovered after losing administrator access?

I had a similar issue in the pass, and was able to resolve it by contacting Google directly. Google sent me a specific file I had to update on the website to prove that I really owned it, then they ...
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Can't edit files via FTP even though permissions are correct?

Only run this command on your terminal chown -R username /var/www/html and then restart the vsftpd service by using below command sudo /etc/init.d/vsftpd restart
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Can't edit files via FTP even though permissions are correct?

This drwxrwxrwx lets me know that beta is readable, writable and can be exercuted by all users of any groups, however what it doesn't tell me is that the files or folders within them folders use the ...
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Can't edit files via FTP even though permissions are correct?

As mentioned by master sensei closetnoc not all FTP connections allow that. In addition, as a Mac user I have noticed that not all FTP clients will allow editing. The best results I have gotten is ...
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File system permission for MediaWiki?

An explanation for the SELinux portion. I know next to nothing about mediawiki but use SELinux daily so I figured I would help explain what you are setting. I got the definitions from various man ...
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Cakephp 3 installation on Ubuntu doesn't have permission to access index.php

Looks like a no brainer, folder ownership! Try doing the following: sudo chown -R www-data:www-data /webroot
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What file permissions should I set before I give website project folder to hosting service?

My question is what file permissions should I set for the files in this folder before I submit it to the hosting service in order to avoid problems with security, access, other things? There are ...
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best apache log file permissions on cpanel server

I basically agree with Simon Hayters statement that if they gained shell access - unless they had limited shell access by injection into say a php application that was using shell_exec - I personally ...
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best apache log file permissions on cpanel server

If they are able to login via your SHELL then its pretty much game over and as mentioned by @w3d Apache log files are least of your worries. Apache writes to log files directly, no one can view ...
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How can I restrict access to JSON data such that users cannot access it directly with their browser, but the JavaScript can still get it?

... visitors of my website can't see the JSON file from it's URL, but that JavaScript file can access it? JavaScript is the wrong thing to be using if you're dealing with secure files. It sounds like ...
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What are the permissions required to edit page in a site in FrontPage 2003?

After much trial and error, it seems like the users need to be local administrators on the web server. Obviously, this a scenario that forces us to implement many other safeguards.
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FTP 550 Permission Denied BUG?

After search I see really a lot peoples with the same problem. Please check the OWNER of file, in my case the owner was ROOT. To solve the problem just do it: chown -R apache:apache /public_html/...
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How to create private BlueSpice for MediaWiki website?

The solution is to go to group * in the WikiAdmin - Permission manager and uncheck the Read under the Wiki column adjacent to the Namespace column mentioned in the question.
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Is it enough to get permission by e-mail to show customer case study on website?

1.) Is there a (written) contractual agreement between you and your client? (a.) If so, what does the privacy/data usage/advertising-publishing clauses say you can do with the data? There data may be ...
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EC2 Folder Permissions on Amazon AWS

KD - Good question. You should set permission 755 for all directories. Make sure that never set 777 permission for any folder/files. Also best thing is you set 755 for all word-press folders and 644 ...
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