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Chown root or nginx?

Discussion in 'System Administration' started by pamamolf, Sep 19, 2014.

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  1. pamamolf

    pamamolf Premium Member Premium Member

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    Hi

    After installing Centminmod i upload some files and they auto get permissions as root as i do not have any other users created on system.....

    Is it better to chown them to nginx/nginx ?

    Thanks
     
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    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    Great thanks but what problems can i have if i use the folders and files with root permissions?

    Even if a user get access from web application he will not be able to edit any file without root permissions ....
     
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    Yeah you can leave them root if you want but PHP-FPM won't be able to modify, alter or move them if the web app you uses requires to. e.g. wordpress add/remove/update plugins or update wordpress core itself.