Setting Permissions

Please note that this article pertains to server permissions, not employee permissions. Click here to read about employee permissions.


"Permissions" are a concept on linux servers which control who can access and manipulate files. Permissions are sometimes referred to as "CHMOD". In order to set permissions, you will either need to use an FTP Client (see below) or set them from your website control panel, such as cPanel. Advanced users can use their system console to establish permissions.

Setting Permissions

Presuming you are using FileZilla, do the following:

  • Connect to your FTP server.
  • Right click the file or folder you want to set permissions for.
  • Click on "File Permissions"
  • In the resulting "popup", input the numeric value for the permissions you want to set.
  • Click on "OK" to save.

Most FTP clients follow a similar process for setting permissions, so these rules can be loosely applied to other FTP clients.

FTP Clients

We recommend FileZilla for your FTP needs. FileZilla is a trusted program for both mac and windows, is free, and is actively being developed.

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Published on 2013/07/20.
Last updated on 2013/07/26.

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