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Learning Mambo : A Step-by-Step Tutorial to Building Your Website by Douglas Paterson

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Setting Permissions for Mambo Operations

We've talked about the file system permissions, and their importance for allowing Mambo to go about its business. During its normal running Mambo does not perform a lot of writing to the files and folders in the installation. It is only really when installing new extensions, or making configuration changes, that Mambo needs access to the file system. Here we'll look at some of the common Mambo tasks, and the permission settings needed to get them working.

Configuration Settings

Whenever you need to make configuration changes, you will need to reset the privileges of the configuration.php file to 777. After the changes have been saved, it is wise to restore these to their original values. Although Mambo can ...

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