Get the most out of your Centmin Mod LEMP stack
Become a Member

Chown root or nginx?

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

Tags:
  1. pamamolf

    pamamolf Well-Known Member

    2,821
    253
    83
    May 31, 2014
    Ratings:
    +447
    Local Time:
    5:16 AM
    Nginx-1.13.x
    MariaDB 10.1.x
    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
     
  2. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

    30,956
    6,917
    113
    May 24, 2014
    Brisbane, Australia
    Ratings:
    +10,418
    Local Time:
    1:16 PM
    Nginx 1.13.x
    MariaDB 5.5
    • Like Like x 1
  3. pamamolf

    pamamolf Well-Known Member

    2,821
    253
    83
    May 31, 2014
    Ratings:
    +447
    Local Time:
    5:16 AM
    Nginx-1.13.x
    MariaDB 10.1.x
    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 ....
     
  4. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

    30,956
    6,917
    113
    May 24, 2014
    Brisbane, Australia
    Ratings:
    +10,418
    Local Time:
    1:16 PM
    Nginx 1.13.x
    MariaDB 5.5
    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.
     
    • Like Like x 1