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nobody gets ownership of all my PHP-uploaded files

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by HappyCoder, Aug 14, 2012.

  1. HappyCoder

    HappyCoder Member

    Apr 27, 2012
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    Hi all,

    I need your help.
    The user "nobody" gets ownership of all files uploaded via the website (PHP-script). I need to download and delete the uploaded files via FTP. But I also need to open/ view the uploaded files on the website.

    When I try to change ownership with chown, Indicator PHP script error: Operation not permitted

    What do I do wrong and how do I proceed?

    Oh happy day - and HappyCoder
  2. cPanelMichael

    cPanelMichael Technical Support Community Manager
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    Apr 11, 2011
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    Hello :)

    Have you considered using suPHP so the files are owned by the account username when they are uploaded via the PHP script? You can find more information on suPHP at:

    Apache PHP Request Handling

    As for changing the ownership of existing files, please ensure you attempt to complete this via SSH, FTP, or cPanel File Manager.

    Thank you.
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