delecti's picture

I am using the Turnkey LAMP ISO on an ESXi hypervisor.

I have Joomla 3.2 installed.

The first permissions issue i see is the inability to delete the Installation folder.

The next one will be the inability to create directories.. for instance /cache/widget

I can create the folder myself via FTP client, or Webmin.



  • I had tried chmod all directories and files to 777 (BAD idea) but this still did not resolve issues.
  • Doing some reading, it looks like the Apache webserver does not own the joomla install..


Does anybody have a link to how to resolve this?  everything i have tried so far does not work

Im sure its a simple fix..

Jeremy Davis's picture

I suggest that you change ownership of the doc root folder.

chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www

Best practice dictates that ideally the web server user (www-data) should only own the folders that it needs to write to. However in general practice, I don't think that it's probably a huge big deal to grant it ownership of the whole folder... My 2c anyway...

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