How do I secure my files and folders using permissions?
The default permissions set on directories (folders) and files on our managed hosting platform are:
755 (drwxr-xr-x) – directories
644 (-rw-r—r—) – files
The above permissions should accomodate most websites; while providing moderate security.
If you are making use of a CMS (Content Management Tool) such as Joomla, WordPress, osCommerce or Drupal, the installation guide provided by the supplier will include information on any permission changes needed. It is imperative that you seek the guidance of the CMS provider on securing your website after installation and on keeping it secure by performing regular security and version updates.