How do I change my file permissions?

This article will show you how to change your file permissions.

By changing the permissions on individual files, you can choose who can read, write and execute your files.

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Web Hosting plans purchased after July 2020 / Premium Hosting plans purchased after August 2020 (cPanel)

Step 1 of 4

Start by accessing your Web Hosting dashboard.


Step 2 of 4

Select File Manager from your account dashboard.


Step 3 of 4

On the next page, find the file or directory whose permissions you want to modify, and select Permissions.



Step 4 of 4

Make your necessary changes and select Change Permissions to confirm them.
Change Permissions


Web Hosting plans purchased before July 2020 / Premium Hosting plans purchased before August 2020

Step 1 of 7

Start by logging in to your legacy Control Panel. For details on how to do this, please read the following article: How do I access and manage my products?

Step 2 of 7

From there, select Web Hosting or Premium Hosting within the ‘Manage active products’ section, depending on which product you wish to use.

Next, select Manage opposite the ‘(bought before XX/XX/XX)’ option.Manage Shared Web Hosting


Step 3 of 7

This will show you an overview of your current hosting packages. Click Manage for the account you wish to use.

Manage Legacy hosting


Step 4 of 7

On the next page, select Manage for the domain you wish to update.

Manage hosting domain


Step 5 of 7

Scroll down to the Files section and click the File Manager button.


Step 6 of 7

From the File Manager, select the file you wish to change the permissions on and press the CHMOD icon.


Step 7 of 7

Here you will be able to change the permissions of your file, when you have made your changes press the Savebutton.