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I'm getting confused with permissions on my websites. The server is running cPanel. Each public_html folder has

a permission of 750 owner = theuser group = nobody

But this throws a 403 error.

If I change the permission to 755, eveything is fine.

Anyone know why 750 throws a 403 error?

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Is 'nobody' the correct user? (Debian and the like use www-data for the webserver user) And how about the parent folders of public_html? They will need at least +x permission for the user the webserver is running as.

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