Hello and thank you in advance!
I am relatively new to ubuntu, so please excuse the newbie-ness of this question...
I have set up a LAMP server (ubuntu server 11.10) and I have access via SSH and to the "it works" page from a web browser from inside my network (via ip address) and from outside using dyndns.
I have a couple of projects in development with some outside developers and I want to use this server as a development server for testing and for client approvals. We have some Wordpress projects that sit in subdirectories in /var/www/wordpress1 /var/www/wordpress2, etc. I cannot access these sub directories from a browser in order to set up WP--or (I assume) to see the content on a browser. I get a 403 Forbidden error on my browser.
I assume that this is a permissions problem. Can you please tell me the proper settings for the permissions to: 1) Allow the developers and me to read/write. 2) to allow WP set up and do its thing 3) Allow visitors to access the site(s) via the web.
I should also mention that the subfolder are actually simlinks to folder on another internal hdd--I don't think this will make a difference, but I thought I should disclose.
Since I am a newbie to ubuntu, step-by-step directions are greatly appreciated!
Thank you for taking the time!
total 12 drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 2012-07-12 10:55 . drwxr-xr-x 13 root root 4096 2012-07-11 20:02 .. lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 43 2012-07-11 20:45 admin_media -> /root/django_src/django/contrib/admin/media -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 177 2012-07-11 17:50 index.html lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 14 2012-07-11 20:42 media -> /hdd/web/media lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 18 2012-07-12 10:55 wordpress -> /hdd/web/wordpress
Here is the result of using
chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www
total 12 drwxr-xr-x 2 www-data www-data 4096 2012-07-12 10:55 . drwxr-xr-x 13 root root 4096 2012-07-11 20:02 .. lrwxrwxrwx 1 www-data www-data 43 2012-07-11 20:45 admin_media -> /root/django_src/django/contrib/admin/media -rw-r--r-- 1 www-data www-data 177 2012-07-11 17:50 index.html lrwxrwxrwx 1 www-data www-data 14 2012-07-11 20:42 media -> /hdd/web/media lrwxrwxrwx 1 www-data www-data 18 2012-07-12 10:55 wordpress -> /hdd/web/wordpress
I am still unable to access via browser...