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    Hello all and TY in advance. I have been in touch with myhosting about a dozens times over the last few days and I get a serious difference in knowledge when it comes to Joomla related problems and to this point I have had knowone solve my problem. I have made several Joomla sites on another server with absolutely no problems. I have been asked to help a family member make a Joomla site for them on this server. I have created the sub domain and installed Joomla as per their wiki documentation. It all goes as indicated and I can enter my admin section normally. Problem is I cannot install anything at all (no templates, components, modules...). I get errors everytime. I have changed all folder permissions to 755 and all files to 644. Some of the phone support has said that the permissions need to be 777 and 666 respectively. Surely this is not the case for typical installation of components, it? This is a serious safety concern. If it can't be allowed with 755 and 644 then Joomla is not the owner of these files/folders. Is my thinking wrong in this matter? I just can't seem to understand why there are problems with the install after following the given instructions.


  • #2
    I'm not a Joomla expert but if there is anything that needs to write something to the server you may need to chmod it to 777 (directory) or 666 (folder). You can always reset it to 755/644 when you are done if you are concerned about security.


    • #3
      TY Tima. I have set those permissions. That was one one my attempts with the phone support staff. It didn't change anything. I still got an error upon upload. This is really frustrating. It appears that it should work...just doesn't. Anyone else have the same problems off the install?



      • #4
        Hello again. I'm being told to leave all folders as 777 and files 666 inorder to be writeable. This is the only way it works. Does everyone on myhosting with a Joomla site have these settings? This to me is a very unsafe practice. 755 for folders is writable for the admin owner and not to group or public. Is there no way around this??



        • #5
          I have set those permissions too...but the result is same.
          I posted a link for whoever interested

          Last edited by suwunk; 2011-03-28, 11:00 PM. Reason: Remove spam link