On Mediatemple, I have a file in /var/www/vhosts/domain.com/private that needs to be included in a PHP script. I've changed vhost.conf, changed /etc/php.ini and no matter what, I still get "failed to open stream: Permission denied".

When I show the open_basedir setting in PHP, using ini_get(), it displays: "/var/www/vhosts/domain.com/httpdocs/:/tmp/:/var/www/vhosts/domain.com/private/" yet I still can't open from private.

My include path is also "/var/www/vhosts/domain.com/httpdocs/:/tmp/:/var/www/vhosts/domain.com/private/"

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Is this grid hosting? If so, check the /var/www/vhosts/config folder for more vhost configs. You're probably being overwritten from there.

  • No, it's Dedicated Virtual. I've changed the vhosts for my domains. There's no config dir directly in the vhosts dir.
    – fredrover
    Oct 4, 2011 at 17:56
  • I am looking at a dedicated from Media Temple that runs the Plesk control panel. I have addition config files in /var/www/vhosts/<domain name>/conf. Anything in there for you?
    – jdw
    Oct 5, 2011 at 12:03
  • Thanks for your help. It wasn't the vhost.conf after all, but the group that owned the private directory. D'oh.
    – fredrover
    Oct 6, 2011 at 15:13

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