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Setting Directory Permissions with Windows Hosting Accounts

You can set different directory permissions for each of the directories in your Windows® Hosting account, besides the root directory. This lets you control who can access your files and which actions they can perform on files in those directories.

To Set Directory Permissions on Your Windows Hosting Account

  1. Log in to your Account Manager.
  2. Click Web Hosting.

Click one of the following, based on the type of hosting you have. You can tell this by the second word in your hosting's description beneath your hosting account's domain name, e.g. Deluxe Web correlates to Web/Classic (Hosting Control Panel).

Web/Classic (Hosting Control Panel)

  1. Next to the hosting account you want to use, click Launch.

    NOTE: Before you start, click here to see which version of the FTP File Manager is in your Control Panel. This help article applies to the Classic FTP File Manager. If you are using the New FTP File Manager, see Setting Directory Permissions with Windows Hosting Accounts

  2. From the Tools section, click FTP File Manager.
  3. Select the directory or directories for which you'd like to set permissions.
  4. Click Permissions.
  5. Select permissions for the selected files:
    • Inherit — Inherit permissions from parent directory.

      NOTE: You must deselect this option if you want to select permissions on a per-directory basis.

    • Read — Directory contents are visible to users.
    • Write — Applications can write to this directory.
  6. Click OK.

Windows (Plesk)

  1. Next to the hosting account you want to use, click Launch.
  2. Go to the Files tab.
  3. Navigate to the file or directory whose permissions you want to change.
  4. Mouse-over the file or directory, and then to the right, click the downward-facing arrow, and then select Change Permissions.
  5. Select the permissions you want to use, and then click OK.
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