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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 Manage.
  2. From the Tools section, click FTP File Manager.
  3. Select the directory for which you'd like to set permissions.
  4. Click Privacy.
  5. Select the permissions you want to use:
    • Web visible — Directory contents are visible to users.
    • Web writable — Applications can write to this directory.
    • Inherit — Inherit permissions from parent directory. You must deselect this option if you want to select permissions on a per-directory basis.
    • Set all subfolders to inherit permissions — Changes all subfolders to inherit permissions from this folder.
  6. Click OK.

Windows (Plesk)

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