To allow write access to Apache, I needed to
chown www-data:www-data /var/www/mysite/uploads to my site's upload folder. This allows me to delete files from the folder via
unlink() in a PHP script.
Unfortunately, this prevents another PHP script, which uses FTP functions, from working. I think it is because the FTP user is
mike and now that the uploads directory is owned by
mike cannot access it.
mike to the group
www-data, but this does not fix the issue.
Can somebody advise me on how to allow PHP FTP functions to work in addition to file deletion using PHP's