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I have set ubuntu 10.10 server with LAMP. I use USERDIR mod for apache, but when I install some CMS systems for user like Concrete5, I need to set chmod 777 to some directorys to write data with CMS. Is it possible to add some permissions for apache, so that I don't need to use chmod command.

I have read something about suPHP. Is it good for this?

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I would stay away from software/how to's that tells you to use chmod 777. – Rinzwind Sep 19 '11 at 13:31
You'll find that I recommend suPHP for this – Marco Ceppi Sep 19 '11 at 14:12
I used this one and it worked… . Now I have only issues with reading generated file, for example .httaccess – user13123 Sep 20 '11 at 6:37

Just change all the files ownership under the concrete5 directory to www-data or whatever user you are running:

sudo chown -R www-data:www-data concrete5

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