I know this question has popped up a couple times, but I can't seem to find a definitive answer to my issue, so please bear with me. I have Ubuntu Server 12.04 setup in VirtualBox for PHP development and testing (Drupal plus other PHP sites using Yii framework). My question is in 3 parts...
1) If I create a
public_html folder under
/home/myuser, do I need to give ownership of that folder to the Apache
www-data group? If so, are there any specific permissions I should be setting?
755? (Btw, I am following this guide to create the public_html directory and set up multiple virtual hosts per site I create and test)
I previously had all of my sites under
/var/www, but ran into massive permission denied errors whenever I tried to sFTP to it, either through FileZilla or PhpStorm. This is what I had previously done:
sudo chgrp www-data /var/www sudo chmod -R 775 /var/www sudo chmod -R g+s /var/www sudo usermod -G www-data [my_ftp_user]
2) The second part of my question is this: If I create my PHP project and files in Windows through PhpStorm, and then upload via sFTP, will permissions get affected?
3) Once I am satisfied with my developed project, would it be advisable to move and test them under
/var/www to see how it would fair in a production-ish environment?
I would really appreciate the help and advice here. I'm learning more as I go along, but dealing with Linux files and permissions is a bit of a new ballgame for me! Thank you