move_uploaded_file Permission denied

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I am moving a site to a new server, I have been testing it
and one of the pages uses move_uploaded_file, but I
get a Permission denied.

The directory I am moving it to is chomd of 755, if I
change it to 777 it does upload but the owner is www-data,
but I then can't download it using a FTP client (which I have to do)
as it's the wrong owner, so I have to leave the chomd as 755, but
this point to being a server config problem, any ideas?

the errors I am getting is

Warning: move_uploaded_file(THE_PATH/1128467274.jpg): failed to open stream:  
Permission denied in /var/www/vhosts/  
on line 157

Warning: move_uploaded_file(): Unable to move '/tmp/phpptQSmo' to  
'THE_PATH/1128467274.jpg' in  
/var/www/vhosts/ on line 157

Re: move_uploaded_file Permission denied

Brian wrote:

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SO targetdirectory has:
That says that ONLY the owner of the directory can write there.
You didn't give others (like www-data) to write in that directory.

You probably ment 766 or 764 or something depending on the fact if www-data  
has a group you are in.

- change permissions to 766 or something
- Make www-data the owner of the folder where you are moving files to.

Erwin Moller

Re: move_uploaded_file Permission denied

"Erwin Moller"  
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It turns out it was a little more than just basic permissions, it was to do  
the nut and bolts of the server, think I have it sorted now, thanks for your


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