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Client home directory access

Discussion in 'Plesk for Linux - 8.x and Older' started by rwhirn, Mar 21, 2008.

  1. rwhirn

    rwhirn Guest

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    (Sorry for the cross post)

    I am new to Plesk, but I am familiar with Linux and have built my own personal Redhat 9 server. I have just purchased my first Dedicated Server running on RHEL5. I intend to use this server for only one client with only one website (to start may add a second site for them later).

    I created the client and created the domain.

    Two questions: first, in the client's home directory, which is /var/www/vhosts/domain.com/, why when I login as the client, can I not create any files or directories in here? If this is the client's home shouldn't the client be able to create stuff? (obviously I am able to login as "su" and create directories, but then I must chown them to the client).

    Second, and more importantly, the website uses PHP include files stored outside the web root for sensitive password information. I went through the steps above, created a directory called "/var/www/vhosts/domain.com/includes" and gave the client rights to it and put all the files there, but my PHP pages are unable to access the files. I generally use "../../includes/file.php" but I have tried absolute path "/var/www/vhosts/domain.com/includes/file.php" and various other formats to no avail.

    Can anyone tell me what I am doing wrong here?
     
  2. Hedgren

    Hedgren Guest

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    Hi:
    Access to the domain dirs is via a domain ftp user specified in the domain hosting setup (and listed in /etc/passwd), but this user by design has no permission to write to /var/www/vhosts/domain.com Domain FTP Users can only write to the domain public root: /var/www/vhosts/domain.com/httpdocs
    More information on that can be found and in the docs, and here: http://kb.swsoft.com/en/4023
    As for your 2nd question, http://kb.swsoft.com/en/432 -- could help.
     
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