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I install a LAMP/Wordpress on Amazon EC2. The blog works fine. However on downloading themes, it asks me for FTP credentials. I try to chmod some folders but it didn't work.

I used to have a shared hosting for Wordpress and it never asked for FTP. So I think maybe there is some packages missing? So far I have installed:

apache2 php5 mysql-server phpmyadmin

I really don't want to install FTP server unless I have to.

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Who are the owners and what are the rights on the folders? Where is it located? /var/www? –  Bart De Vos Oct 21 '11 at 11:46
    
Just FYI - I know you have your own server/hosting on EC2 but I'm throwing this out there anyway: Wordpress.com does not allow FTP access. I think only WordPress.org allows it. See Wordpress's official document on FTP access... en.support.wordpress.com/ftp-access –  Ben Campbell Oct 21 '11 at 15:12
    
As another FYI - why did this get voted down? –  Ben Campbell Oct 21 '11 at 15:17
    
hi ben, I believe you are right. the only way is to chmod –  Xi Zhang Oct 22 '11 at 18:56

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It seems EC2 is not good with FTP

I changed the owner of the Wordpress folder t

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