Migrating a Site and Special File/Folder Permissions...


Well-Known Member
Sep 30, 2008

I am manually migrating a website from a host that uses a proprietary control panel into a cPanel account. I was wondering if there is any particular method I can use to copy the site via ftp and retain any special file/folder permissions? As of right now I used FileZilla to create a copy of the site on a computer, and then moved that copy into the cPanel account via FTP. The only problem is that any special file/folder permissions aren't retained. Is there a better way I can copy the site and automatically retain the permissions. If not, is there a good terminal command to list special permissions (so i can manually change them on the cPanel server), or perhaps another method I haven't even considered?

Thanks for any help!