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#1 Thu, 12/19/2013 - 10:06

What user?

We have Webmin/Virtualmin installation on Centos and we are in the process of migrating a OpenCart site from another server, the site is overall running fine however in the error log is reporting loads of Permission denied errors see:

2013-12-19 15:29:44 - PHP Warning: imagejpeg() [function.imagejpeg]: Unable to open '/path/to/public_html/image/cache/data/import/prods/38-156x156.jpg' for writing: Permission denied in /path/to/public_html/system/library/image.php on line 45 2013-12-19 15:29:45 -

We've set the folder owner to apache with 775 permissions and this hasn't helped.

Does anyone know if this is a user or permission issue, what users do the scripts run as e.g. 'web', 'apache' etc or should it be the FTP user?

Thu, 12/19/2013 - 12:54


By default, website content is executed as the domain owner, rather than the Apache user.

If the PHP Execution Mode is either FCGID, or CGI, your "'/path/to/public_html/image/cache/data/import/prods/" directory should be owned by the Virtual Server owner.


Sat, 01/04/2014 - 10:54

I also ran into this a few times, it's easy to miss actually - usually using chown/chgrp user -R public_html solved the issue - I was actually going to suggest to add a validation mode to virtualmin which specifically checks for such things.

This happened to me a few times when I was installing stuff as another user (i.e. root) and forgot to change permissions afterwards - many things would still work, but some would break in subtle ways.

Basically, it would be a good idea if vmin could specifically check if the user/group permissions are properly set in public_html, according to the vhost directives by recursively traversing the folder - it's a common thing that popular scripts like wordpress do during installation, but many others don't - so it would be kinda cool if vmin could lend a helping hand and detect such circumstances - especially in scenarios like migrations, where this could help validate a modified setup.

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 10:04

There's the function "Virtualmin ->Limits and Validation -> Fix Permissions", would that do what you're after?

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