Understanding Linux File Ownership

When configuring your dedicated server’s file permissions, it is important not to overlook file ownership. In Linux and other Unix-like operating systems, every file is assigned an owner, and that owner belongs to a group. A file can have generally liberal permissions but only for a particular user or group. Similarly, a […]

Understanding Linux User Permissions

On dedicated servers running Linux or Unix-like operating systems, the default user account has limited permissions. This is a security measure that prevents an average user from wreaking havoc on an otherwise properly functioning server.
In order to perform administrative tasks, a user needs to login as root. On most servers, it is common […]

How to create users on a Linux server

Generally speaking, you do not normally need to add new website users from the command line on a web server with a control panel. Most control panels will automatically setup users and groups when new websites are created. There are, however, times when you might want to create users and groups manually.
For example, […]