Permission issues after disabling mod_ruid2


Staff member
Apr 11, 2011
Hello :)

Could you provide more information about the specific permission issues that arise? For example, what specific error messages appear in the Apache error log?

Thank you.


cPanel Development
Staff member
Apr 7, 2006
cPanel Access Level
Root Administrator
seems permission issues arising after disabling ruid2 is this issue resolved ?
When using mod_ruid2, web content and web applications will be served as the cPanel user that owns the domain. Any files, or directories, that are created by web applications will have a specific set of ownership and permissions. If you then change from mod_ruid2, and begin serving web applications in a different method (e.g. mod_php, or PHP DSO), you will encounter ownership and permission errors.

At this point you have a few options:

1. Return to using mod_ruid2 (really we'd love to know the reason you switched away)
2. Configure Apache to use suPHP, suExec and related handlers, which serve web applications as the user that owns the domain
3. Perform the risky operation of changing all the permissions to modes that are acceptable to your current configuration.