How to edit file and folder permissions using an FTP client

The process for changing file and folder permissions is quite easy and straightforward. You can do this in 1 of 2 ways, either by cPanel or by an FTP client.


  • Login to your cPanel
  • Click the "File Manager" option under the "Files" heading
  • Click "Go" on the popup window
  • Right click on the file/folder you wish to edit the permissions of
  • Click "Change Permissions"
  • Once you've entered the desired permissions click "Change Permissions" at the bottom right of the box

FTP client:

  • Login to your hosting account via an FTP client
  • Once logged in, navigate to the /public_html/ directory
  • Locate the file you wish to modify and right click
  • You will have an option for either "CHMOD" or "File Permissions"
  • Click "Apply" or "OK" once you have made the necessary changes

Please get in touch with our support team if you require further assistance.

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