Originally Posted by reddazz
Can you give some details about the software on your webserver. If you are running apache, then its started by root but run as the user "apache", or "nobody". Same thing for mysql and other apps.
Well, it's exactly those kinds of things I need to know about. I am running Apache, MySQL, Tomcat, and FTP. I don't know how to run as one user and start as another. I also don't know the best way to give all of these apps permissions for a folder (and sub-folders) but still keep the rest of the server secure.