How to change permissions (chmod) of a file

Permissions can be very important when it comes to hosting your website. Permissions can allow our server computer to write and edit your files. Along with that, some files need to be protected from writing and editing, as a security measure. You can change your file permissions in many ways.

Using File Manager in cPanel

One of the easy and basic ways to change the permissions is through File manager in cPanel. To change the permissions for a file or folder in cpanel, please do the following:

  1. Login to your cPanel (if not already there)
  2. Click File Manager
  3. Click the name of the file for which you would like to change the permissions.
  4. Select the Change Permissions link at the top right of the page.
  5. Select the permissions you would like to set for the file.
  6. Click Change Permissions

 

Using FTP

Connect to FTP. Go to the file and right click. Choose Permissions or Attributes or Properties (depends on your program).

Using SSH or a script

This can be done with chmod command.

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