HostMonster Web Hosting Help

Changing File Permissions

Overview

This article will explain how to change file permissions.

Click on any of the following tasks to jump to that point in the guide.



Open File Manager

These steps will explain how to open the file manager in your account.

  1. On the cPanel, go to File Management section and click on the File Manger icon.
  2. You may get a directory selection popup. Check show hidden files and click go.

Change Permissions in the File Manager

These steps explain how to change permissions in the file manager.

  1. Click on the file you wish to change permissions for.
  2. Click the change permissions icon. at the top of the file manager.
  3. Choose the permissions you would like the file to have
    Note: See the default permissions section if you would like to know the standard or default permissions.
  4. Click Change Permissions

Default Permissions For Files and Folders

Default Permissions For A Folder (755)
ReadGroupWorld
User
Group
World
Default Permissions For A File (644)
ReadGroupWorld
User
Group
World
Knowledgebase Article 194,499 views bookmark tags: cgi permissions


Was this resource helpful?

Did this resolve your issue?


Please add any other comments or suggestions about this content:





Recommended Help Content

Short tutorial on how to set file and user Permissions in cPanel.
Knowledgebase Article 186,583 views tags: file permission permissions rights

Why am I Getting File Not Found When Executing My CGI?
Knowledgebase Article 162,735 views tags: cgi

Can I add my own CGI scripts?
Knowledgebase Article 194,912 views tags: cgi scripts

Related Help Content

I need help with my CGI script?
Knowledgebase Article 132,575 views tags: cgi scripting

Understanding the Basics of CGI.
Knowledgebase Article 255,025 views tags: cgi

Does your company have any limit about CGI script use?
Knowledgebase Article 152,592 views tags: cgi script

What is CGI?
Knowledgebase Article 126,231 views tags: cgi

How to run CGI scripts for Addon domains.
Knowledgebase Article 102,990 views tags: cgi htaccess

How do I change my contract length?
Knowledgebase Article 120,267 views tags: change contract hosting length package payment

Where do I Change my Mailbox (Size) Quota? How do I Increase or Decrease Mailbox (Storage) Quota?
Knowledgebase Article 219,223 views tags: account change decrease email increase mailbox quota size

This article will explain how to change or reset the password for a MySQL user.
Knowledgebase Article 19,829 views tags: change mysql password reset user