Jim Douglas: >> I recently transferred a website from one host to another and have many >> issues which I believe can be resolved by changing the file permission after >> ftp'ing the ste to my box.. >> >> What is the best way to change file and directory ownership to my apache >> server? Dotan Cohen: > man chown > man chmod And for completeness' sake, you want to own your files, or root, but not Apache (you don't want any exploits to be able to re-write files). They should be world readable, directories world executable. Group permisions aren't important, unless playing with the Apache xbit hack. e.g. rwx---r-x root root /var/www/html/ rw----r-- root root example.html rw----r-- jim jim homepage.html You may also need to play with SELinux contexts. There's a FAQ about that on the Fedora website: <http://fedora.redhat.com/docs/selinux-apache-fc3/> -- (This box runs FC6, my others run FC4 & FC5, in case that's important to the thread.) Don't send private replies to my address, the mailbox is ignored. I read messages from the public lists.