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I installed php5 , mysql and apache2 without any error. Everything is working fine. apache2's Root directory is /var/www (permission is 775). Problem is when i upload a file using php code it change the owner of uploaded file (as root). So i can not read this file from another code without changing owner of file manually. Is there is anyway to solve this problem? Should i add user to php group (how)? Thanks in advance.

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closed as too localized by Marco Ceppi Jan 24 '12 at 15:53

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shantanu, can you explain how you installed apache2 and php5? It will help clarify how your file was owned by root, and help us answer your question. – SpamapS Nov 22 '11 at 19:31
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It sounds like you're running apache as root, which is generally a bad idea. ESPECIALLY when you're allowing files to be uploaded.

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how can i configure it? – shantanu Nov 14 '11 at 18:49

This is how to change file permissions

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It is not possible to change file permission manually(not practical ). uploaded file is owned by root so it is also not possible to run chown using php. – shantanu Nov 24 '11 at 7:35
It is actually possible to chown with PHP by specifying the right config in sudoers. BUT your files should NOT be owned by root unless the webserver is running as root, or /var/www does not really have 755 permissions. How about posting the output from ps aux | grep apache and ls -la /var/www/? – user8290 Jan 6 '12 at 0:45

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