Using Joomla! Administration

In the Back-end, go to Site –> Global Configuration –> Server.

Using the UNIX shell

Note: The find command automatically assumes that it should start from the current directory. To be safe, go to your public_html directory and specify a path as the first argument. Some shells, such as bash on Apple OS X, must have a path specified in the find command.

find . -type f -exec chmod 644 {} \;
find . -type d -exec chmod 755 {} \;
chmod 707 images
chmod 707 images/stories
chown apache:apache cache


  • Test all third party extensions after changing permissions.
  • You may need to reset write permissions to install more extensions.


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