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configuration.php Unwriteable joomla

Discussion in 'Plesk for Linux - 8.x and Older' started by randata, Sep 28, 2007.

  1. randata

    randata Guest

    iam working on seting upp a vps server with plesk
    but when i try to install joomla i get configuration.php Unwriteable
    i can chmod -R 777 but that will leave me server very open or what?=
    and i do not like to do this manualy for all my cus
    is it something els i have done wrong here
    can it be file owener ship wrong or what?

    i have i webhotel on a anther placa and there i have chmod 755
    and thats works fine there but not on my server
    so is it something else?

    please help
  2. faris

    faris Guest

    Try changing the owner of the file to apache:apache

  3. Tux Winkler

    Tux Winkler Guest

    Plesk with Virtuozzo on VPS

    Now have a working install which I am testing. On the domain www.sl4me everything seems to work. Although obviously I still need to configure a few things and complete tests.

    For others this is how I did it:

    - FTP Joomla up onto the server
    - Setup Joomla, but not the FTP Layer (this doesn't work)
    - When you get to the end copy the code for configuration.php
    - FTP in and create a file called configuration.php and paste the clipboard into it
    - CHMOD config.php to 777 for now
    - Log in to Virtuosso
    - Use File Manager to go to the site
    - Change the owner of the following directories to www-data and the group to www-data:
    - - administrator/backups/
    - - administrator/components/
    - - administrator/language/
    - - administrator/language/en-GB/
    - - administrator/modules/
    - - administrator/templates/
    - - components/
    - - images/
    - - images/banners/
    - - images/stories/
    - - language/
    - - language/en-GB/
    - - language/pdf_fonts/
    - - media/
    - - modules/
    - - plugins/
    - - plugins/content/
    - - plugins/editors/
    - - plugins/editors-xtd/
    - - plugins/search/
    - - plugins/system/
    - - plugins/user/
    - - plugins/xmlrpc/
    - - tmp/
    - - templates/
    - - Cache Directory /var/www/vhosts/yoursite/httpdocs/cache/
    - - Cache Directory /var/www/vhosts/yoursite/httpdocs/administrator/cache/
    - Continue to configure site (if using Fireboard you need to ftp files and change the directory owner as above)
    - Finally CHMOD config.php to 444

    I hope this helps.