How to Change File Permissions in Plesk

In some cases, you may wish to increase or decrease the security of a file; or you may need to adjust the permissions of certain script files before they can be run. It is possible to change those file permissions using Plesk. The instructions below will guide you through the process of changing file permissions in Plesk.

  1. Log into Plesk control panel.
  2. Click the Websites & Domains tab.
  3. Click the File Manager icon to access your files.
  4. Click on the httpdocs folder.
  5. Click on Permission assigned to that file under Permission column.
  6. The permissions are represented as three sets of symbols, for example, 'rwx rwx r--'.

    The first set tells what the owner of the file or directory can do with it; the second tells

    what the user group, the file or directory belongs to, can do with the file or directory;

    the third set indicates what other users (the rest of the world, i.e. Internet users visiting

    a site) can do with the file or directory. R means the permission to read the file or

    directory, W means the permission to write to the file or directory, and X means the

    permission to execute the file or look inside the directory. Click on "OK" when you

    have assigned the permission.