Joombla On My Debian System With Ispconfig:

Discussion in 'General' started by Hans, May 24, 2006.

  1. Hans

    Hans Moderator Moderator

    Falko/Till, this time i am busy to setup Joombla 1.08 stable on my server.
    I ask for your opinion because i am worried about security.

    I created a website and MySQL database for it.
    I extracted the Joombla package on my pc at home and uploaded it to that website on my Debian server.
    To make sure that Joombla is functioning after the installation i did:

    chown www-data:www-data /var/www/web1/web

    I also made all the files necessary writeable with chmod 777.
    I disabled safe PHP for the joombla site on my server and enabled the safe-PHP, where possible, for other websites on my server.

    Is this safe enough or would you recommend something different?

  2. sjau

    sjau Local Meanie Moderator

    Turn globals off, that is also recommended for Joomla...
    If you start the install routine it will perform the checks on the necessary system settings... it will tell you what you need to alter - if any at all.
  3. lorello

    lorello New Member

    IMHO, chmod 777 something is often used to let apache write on some files or dirs, but if you have already made a chown www-data this is not necessary.

    Having a dir with 777 permission is not a good thing for security

  4. Hans

    Hans Moderator Moderator

    I think the same about cmod 777 and it is the reason i have doubt and ask for advise/help here.

    If i do not add cmod 777 for the files which must be writeable for Joombla, everything is coloured in red on the Joomla Install-screen.
    Red means that files are not writeable, so it is not a good idea to install Joombla.

    Are there any other options....Can anyone give me advise?

    Last edited: May 25, 2006
  5. sjau

    sjau Local Meanie Moderator

    The CMS is called "Joomla", not "Joombla"...

    For installation you can chmod the files to 0777 but once that is done, just chmod them back to 0755 or whatever you want :)
  6. Hans

    Hans Moderator Moderator

    Joomla and not Joombla

    Thanks Sjau. Sorry for my mistake.
    Your tip is a good one already!
    All suggestions are welcome. It will be my first setup for JOOMLA ;)

  7. falko

    falko Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff

    I'd try what sjau suggested. :)
  8. Hans

    Hans Moderator Moderator

    Joomla is up and running

    I have installed Joomla and it was easy.
    Thanks for the info. I needed it to know, cause i am very always.


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