File/folder permissions? Where to start?
I am looking to make my web service as secure as possible whilst allowing for the upload of data.
I have installed Joomla and used 750 as the settings for the web root and applied to enclosed objects. Now i would like to allow the creation of folders and uploading of images. What permissions should the root images folder have?
I have tried 770 and 757 and both fail with errors (see pic)
Am i doing all of this wrong?
I have tried searching for correct permissions for web folders and security for this type of stuff but can't get any definitive answers.
I have tried to configure it as an FTP folder as well but it requires 777 as the permissions. Surely this results in a security risk for that folder?
Sorry for such a numpty question but i have never really fully grasped the folder permissions needed for this stuff and what implications it has on the security.
I have read what chmod does and how it works but not exactly sure on what effects giving 777 on a folder would cause although it isn't a critical file like the config.php