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I have a dedicated CentOS 5.6 Server for our webhost. I've setup FTP account in PLESK to access our website. Once I migrated joomla over I can not change/modify or upload new files via: FTP. I've chmod'ed all necessary directory to 777 and 755 but still can't change or modify files.

I then noticed that the directory owner is displays nothing or 48 48. How do I change the directory's ownership so I can upload and modify files to the FTP users account or did I do something wrong something completely.

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chown. Research also reveals that you might need to contact support if you're using a hosting company. – mbrownnyc Oct 21 '11 at 17:46
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$ chown -R <username>:<group> /path/to/directory
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Note that using a dot as delimiter is deprecated to allow for usernames to have a dot. You should instead use a colon (chown -R user:group /path/to/dir - the dot still works on e.g. RHEL, but it does not on SLES. – Frands Hansen Oct 22 '11 at 17:09
Good point. Fixed. – EEAA Oct 23 '11 at 4:01

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