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    On a Dedicated Server do you need permissions?

    If you are on a Dedicated Server do you need permissions, and if you do how would you set this up on Windows?
    Thanks

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    Thanks for that, so it is possible, but is it necessary? Am I right in thinking that there is no way for 'the world' to edit the files.

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    Anybody Know?

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    Yes you can add permissions for the group called 'everyone' on a Windows server, to allow write permission from anyone. But it would be best to setup proper users/groups to make it completely secure.
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    But would anyone be anything that is on your server, or literally anyone (somebody I don't know can just upload stuff)? It's a Wamp Server.

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    Oh yeah and would setting it 'Read Only' via the right click menu make it ok, or is that just a 'local' command?

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    It would be absolutely anything, so for example a php program running could write to the directory.

    The best thing to do would be to post exactly what you're trying to set up so we can advise the best way to secure it. If this is just for web access then you need to allow read permission for the user/group that Apache runs as, that should be enough unless you are running some program that needs write access.
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    I've got mainly Wordpress & Roundcube running on Windows Vista with WampServer

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    It sounds like you just need to configure the website root folder to have read permission from the user/group that Apache is running as.
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    Is that just going to the right click menu and selecting 'Read Only' under attributes or is there something more complicated, as one of my wordpress plugins (WP Super Cache) says something is 777, but I'm not sure if that is just Unix terminology?

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    Yes, read only will do the job.

    But... if anything needs write access, (it sounds like WP Super Cache does) then you will need to also give write access (777 is the equivilent on a unix system).
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    Thanks for your help. I don't think it is entirely necessary but is there any way to make the folder itself 'Read Only' not just the files in it as I think that is why it is coming up odd?

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    Yes, just right click on the folder and go to properties, and edit the permissions there.
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    Thanks everybody for your help. I think I've got it now

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