Re: Changing Permission for many files
I don't know how to do this in Ubuntu (I will probably edit a config file) as I use Slackware based LAMP servers.
All my (intranet) websites are placed in directories in my home directory and I have told Apache to use those directories as the document roots instead of /var/www (or a subdirectory in there). Only permission issue one has to deal with is if one wants to allow apache to write in the document root.
Maybe somebody with experience with Ubuntu based servers can indicate how to do it; I heard something about a usermodule, but not sure.
If you don't make backups of your important data, your data is obviously not important to you.