Which user?

Discussion in 'Linux & BSD' started by Dark Atheist, May 21, 2008.

  1. Dark Atheist

    Dark Atheist Moderator Political User Folding Team

    In The Void
    shoudl the folders under web belong to? or doesnt it matter as long as the webserver can read/write to that dir.

    Some of the sites i have read say to make most folders under webroot (htdocs - or where ever) belong to www:www and to make the folders chmod 400 or any dir it will need to write to at 700.

    Or doesnt it matter? at the moment they are under carpo:group and are 555 and 777 otherwise web server gives me 403 - which i suppose is right as it doesnt have rights to read the files.

    Main thing is which is more the more secure user to run it under ?

    edit: also i know under apache when using php-cgi you need to add cgi.fix_pathinfo=1 to php.ini - but is this required if using lighttpd ?