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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by kayyy, Mar 20, 2014.

  1. kayyy

    kayyy Active Member

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    Hey,

    i uploaded a backup from antoher server without cpanel.

    now all files has the wrong user.

    where can i find the user in cpanel ?
    Is this the login name ?

    so chown -R username /home/username/www/* ?
     
  2. cPanelMichael

    cPanelMichael Technical Support Community Manager
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    Yes, the cPanel username is the same username you use when accessing the account. Note that using the "chown" command recursively is not recommended. It's better to determine which files require an ownership change and update them manually. If you do choose to use "chown -R", then ensure it's only used on a file/directory beneath the account's public_html directory.

    Thank you.
     
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