How do I change File Permissions using the Cpanel - File Manager?

Log into your account Control Panel ( and go to the File Manager, and then the "WWW" or "public_html" folder.

Identify the file that you want to change permissions on by clicking on the file/directory link.

After selecting the link, the right menu will update itself and show you a list of things you can do to the file/directory. Select "Change Permissions". 

There should be three groups. Each group should have check boxes for the permission types.
Definitions: (User=Owner, Group=Group, World=Other/Public)

1. Set plain html pages to rw- for the user, no permission for the group, and r--for world (default).

2. Set scripts to rwx for the user, r-x for the group, and r-x for world.

3. Set data/config files to rw- for the user, no permission for the group, and rw- for world.

Select "Change" to finish.
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