Adding SuPHP – No Need to Change File Permissions Anymore

We will soon be installing a new tool on the servers called suPHP. With this enabled, you will no longer need to change file permissions on folders or files, which should make things a lot easier when installing scripts, adding pictures etc.

There is also an added benefit in that it provides better server security, and helps to keep your sites safer.

We will be rolling it out one server at a time, to make sure there are no problems.

Common errors:

Internal Server Error
If you get this error, then make sure you do not have any php files or folders with permissions at 777.

Once we change your server to suPHP we will automatically change all your files to 644, and folders to 755, so you do not have to do it yourself.

What you need to do:

Nothing. You should not need to do anything. We will take care of it all. If there is a problem with your site just let us know and we will look into it and fix it.

Just remember that once your server is using suPHP, that your:

File permissions are: 644
Folder permissions are: 755

The benefits. Why make this change?

No need to change file permissions anymore. The default file permissions of 644, and default folder permissions of 755 work fine for almost everything. We are doing this to try and make things easier for our hostees, and provide a better, simpler hosting experience.

Any questions or problems do please let us know