Figured I should ask, 'cause if anything goes wrong I should at least have answers...
On the company webserver (LAMP), all clients (websites) are set up with an identical username and group. A former employee was fond of doing everything as root, and I will often be logged in as a website's user and be unable to perform certain tasks because root is the group and owner of files and directories. For all of our website users, I can't seem to su.
Should I add all users to wheel group so that I can su as them when necessary?
Also, I've noticed that when there are problems with the user:group setup for a public_html directory, the fastest way to have error-free operation is to chown the directory recursively:
chown [user]:nobody public_html ./* -R
The floor is open for admonishment
Any suggestions are welcome and appreciated.