If I edit a file using FTP with vsftpd on ubuntu 12.04 LTS... It removes the permissions that allow Apache to access the file...
Currently If I upload a file with FTP, if it is a .php file it will show blank, if it is a .html it will give a page that says "You don't have permission to access /test.html on this server."
However... if I run
sudo chmod a+rx ~ sudo chmod -R a+rx ~/public
It will fix the problem... and all files in public will be accessible to apache.
But every time I edit it with FTP... it goes back to the white page. and I have to rerun the above commands for it to work.
I can't really wrap my head around how to fix this...