How to Change File Permissions using Filezilla

September 28, 2023 / Tutorials

In this article, we will explain how to change file permissions using FileZilla.

Changing file permissions using FileZilla is important to maintain the security, functionality, and integrity of your server or website. It also allows you to control who can access, modify, or delete files, making it an essential aspect of the server and website administration.

Follow these steps to change file permission using FileZilla –

  1. Open FileZilla and connect to your account.
  2. To change the permissions for specific files or folders, right-click and choose “File Permissions.” from the context menu.
    Change File Permissions
  3. Specify give the permissions you want to implement. You can also opt for recursion to apply the permission set to all subordinate directories or files and click on “Ok”.
    The permissions to set are as follows:

    1. Folders/Directories: 755 (-rwxr-xr-x)
    2. Single Files: 644 (-rw-r–r–)
    3. Some Sensitive Files such as wp-config.php: 440 or 400 (-r–r—– or -r——–)
      Please note: It is never recommended to have 777 (-rwxrwxrwx) permission to set on file, folder, or directory.

By following this method, you can change file permissions for any file or folder using FileZilla.

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