Setting read and write permissions on files and folders (Windows)

On our Windows hosting file/folder read and write permissions are set by using the file manager via the Windows hosting control panel called SolidCP (Formally called WebSitePanel).

From the main page of your plan click on "file manager" and navigate to the object you want to alter the permissions.

We suggest only changing permissions of objects within your wwwroot folder as other folders have specific permissions preconfigured which should not be changed.

Once you have found the object to change, click the padlock icon next to it and a dialogue box will show you the user permissions you can set for this object. Typically this will be a "network service" user and "yourdomain.com" user, you may also have other domain users from other websites within your plan that you can also set.

For people to view the object via the web then it must have domain user must have read permissions at least.

To allow your web application to write to the object then tick the write permission box and click okay.

On folders, you can also tick the "Replace permissions on all child objects" box to have the permissions propagate to all child files and folders.

TIP: Set write permission separately on sub-folders that you need to have writable, this will make them independent of any parent permissions which you can keep at read-only for security.

 

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