View Full Version : [SOLVED] PHP write permissions

August 22nd, 2012, 06:58 PM
So I have a php script that I am installing on my ubuntu server. The php script that I have has an install via browser after copying the code files in. I go through the setup and on the last page it says it cannot write (create) the .htaccess file or the config.cfg file.

Any ideas what I need to do to get permissions for the files to be made?

August 22nd, 2012, 07:06 PM
Any files written by the apache web server will have user and group "www-data", the user and group that the server runs under. So any directory into which such files need to be written must be writable by the www-data user.

August 22nd, 2012, 07:27 PM
Okay that solve the config file issue. But I'm still having issue with the .htaccess. Would that need something different?

August 22nd, 2012, 09:11 PM
.htaccess files are disabled by default in Ubuntu. If you look at /etc/apache2/sites-available/default, you'll see an "AllowOverride None" entry for both / and /var/www. You can either change (http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/mod/core.html#allowoverride) these defaults or, better, place the directives that would have gone into .htaccess in the <Directory> stanza of the virtual host that pertains to the software you're installing. If you change the defaults, you'll need to restart apache with "sudo service apache2 restart".

August 22nd, 2012, 09:24 PM
Sweet I went ahead and just changed the defaults to "AllowOverride All". Thanks a ton!