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  • Who should be the owner of my /var/www/html/owncloud directory? By default it is root because I have to unzip as root in this directory.
  • Should I change the owner of this directory to www-data then?
  • Should I do it recursively?

I understand that the ownCloud data directory (which is located at /home/<username>/owncloud-data) has to have www-data as owner so the Apache server is able to write to that directory.

Same question applies to WordPress and MantisBT for example.

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Owncloud provides comprehensive settings for 'strict' permissions in its administration manual. Check here: OC Manual Other settings might be possible. Please keep in mind that with strict settings, auto update does not work.

  • exactly what I was looking for! :) – Willi Mentzel Mar 10 '16 at 14:37

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