How can I change permissions on a file or folder in cPanel?

1) Log into cPanel

2) Click on "File Manager" under the files section:



3) Click on "Go" and it will open the file manager in a new window or tab:




4) Find the appropriate file or directory, and click on it:



5) Click on the option to "Change Permissions" at the top:



6) Put checks in the boxes, or remove them as needed until you have the desired permissions, then click to save the changes:



  • Files should typically be at permissions 644
  • Directories should typically be at permissions 755

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