I have many files and folders set by default to 755, the php software in question should be able to write to these files but keeps getting permission denied messages. PHP handler is DSO and ownership of the files is default account name : account name. I assume the problem at present is the PHP service is running as ' Nobody ' and as such does not have sufficient permissions to change the files. If I do a reccursive ownership change to account name : nobody will that fix the problem (and not create new issues !!) TIA for any input.