Cpanel File Permissions

Many people use cPanel for their hosting. It’s a very popular hosting panel for administration of webspace accounts. However, it can give headaches to b2evo users. Cpanel changes permissions of files and folders and sometimes places an empty .htaccess files into your domain’s empty public_html folder causing abortions of fresh installation processes. One of the worst experiences with b2evo on cPanel hosted accounts occurs when transferring to a new server or host. The last time I did that I was unable to upolad media and thumbs in admin showed up as black images with red error codes written on them. It took awhile to find a work-around to this annoying and time consuming problem. I had to uload images vie sftp while logged in as root server administrator. Additionally, I had to change permissions of cache folder inside media directory to 777. It was a temorary solutuon as file browser and upload panel still displayed permission errors and no matter how I changed permissions, the problem still persisted.
Final solution: backup skins, media files and database. Then wipe out the cpanel account and create a fresh one. Install new version of b2evo cms and import database. Upload media and skin files and work out new settings. Done.

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