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Change Permissions File Manager – cPanel

Learn How to Change Permissions in File Manager – cPanel. Each file and folder on your server has permissions that control who can read, write and execute that file or folder. Access permissions tell the operating system how to handle access requests. There are times when an update or installation will require a file permissions change.


Video tutorial – Change Permissions File Manager – cPanel


Step-by-step tutorial – Change Permissions File Manager – cPanel

  1. Login to cPanel.

    Tutorial: login from the Client Area or the direct link.

    Find Files section and click the File Manager link.

    Extilum cPanel - File Manager - change permissions

  2. Change Permissions

    File permissions are on the right side of the screen. in the Current folder table under far right column Permissions.

    Locate the file you want to change permissions.
    Click the Permissions icon in the Task Bar.
    or
    Right-click to open the options menu. Select Change Permissions.

    Extilum cPanel - File Manager - change permissions

  3. Change Permissions Window

    There are three access permissions:
    Read: The user can view Files with reading access enabled. The read permission is letter r or the number 4.
    Write: The user can modify Files with write access enabled. The write permission is letter w or the number 2.
    Execute: Files with execute access enabled can run as programs, and users can access directories with execute access enabled. The execute permission is represented by the letter x or the number 1.

    Three types of user groups:
    User: The owner of the file.
    Group: Other users who are in the same group as the group to which the file belongs.
    World: This access type is for everyone else.
    You can determine the full permission settings for a file or directory by combining access permissions and access types.


    We give access permissions according to file types in cPanel. By default, cPanel File Manager gives 6-4-4 permissions to the users – 6 to the User, 4 to the Group and 4 to the World. Most of the time we do not need to change the file permissions unless needed.

    Change Permissions Window
    Adjust the settings by checking the box with each permission you want.
    When finished, click the Change Permissions to complete the action.

    Extilum cPanel - File Manager - change permissions

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