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Set user permission on Files


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2 problems


1/ How do I Set the right user permissions on files?


I get this message on my live site:


Warning: I am able to write to the configuration file: /xxxxx/xxxxxxxx/public_html/includes/configure.php.This is a potential security risk - please set the right user permissions on this file.


and I get this one when I try to Edit a .php file direct from oscommerce file manager:


Error: I can not write to this directory. Please set the right user permissions on: /xxxxx/xxxxxxxx/public_html//xxxxxx/xxxxxxxxxx


I realise this is editing a live site but if it's only a couple of small changes it saves me opening my ftp.


2/ How do I Set the SSL?


On my Admin Panel it say's:


You are not protected by a secure SSL connection.



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1. If on an Apache web server (Unix/Linux box) then FTP to your site, right click on the file you want to alter permissions on and follow the directions to 'chmod' the file permissions.


Another way you can do it is via the File Manager in your web hosting control panel.


You cannot do this using the osCommerce File Manager.


2. You can only 'set' SSL if you have access to SSL, either a shared or full certificate. If your wbe hosting company provides access to a shared SSL certificate then they need to tell you the correct pathway to be able to use it.



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Thanks for reply but I'm not an experienced player so please bear with me


1. I don't know the server! How do I find it?


2. I've gone into my host control panel file manager and I'm faced with this:



.fantasticodata 755

.htpasswds 755

.trash 700

mail 770

public_ftp 755

public_html 750

ssl 700

tmp 755

www 750

Create New File

.contactemail 0 k 600

.lastlogin 0 k 600


these are the folders I assume, but what do I do next?


With regard to SSL I'll check with my host.



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