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Old 07-05-2012, 06:46 AM   #1
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Configuring website permissions on Debian

I'm owning dedicated server with Debian 6 Squeeze 6 LAMP installed.
I pointed my domain (where is my domain name) to my dedicated server, and now I have some privilages problems and dont know how to solve it.

1. User that runs apache2 is www-data,
2. My domain folder is located in: /var/www/
3. In /etc/apache2/sites-available/ I have created file which content is:
<VirtualHost *:80>
# Indexes + Directory Root.
DirectoryIndex index.php
DocumentRoot /var/www/

<Directory "/">
Options FollowSymLinks
AllowOverride None
<Directory /var/www/>
AllowOverride All
Options -Indexes MultiViews
Order Allow,Deny
Allow from all
4. I executed a2ensite command with success and restarted apache
5. I gave files permissions in /var/www/:
chmod -R 755
   chmod -R 655
   chown -R www-data
6. In /var/www/ I have folder: test, which has another index.php file. Like /var/www/

When I open the content of index.php is displayed
but when I want to go to or it displays me white (blank) page..

How to make whole website content to be accessible by users visiting my website?

Thank you

Last edited by takeit; 07-05-2012 at 06:48 AM.
Old 07-05-2012, 12:05 PM   #2
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A blank php page means some php problem. Check apache error_log to see if you can find what it is.
Regarding permissions, apache is happy using 755 for directories and 644 for files (regardless the owner, unless you're running a SELinux enabled distro that is not the case here).

Old 07-05-2012, 01:29 PM   #3
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thank you there was an error in file, its working now


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