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Add a Linux User With Document Root Permissions

In this tutorial, we will show you How to Add a Linux User With Document Root Permissions.

Root is the username or account that by default has access to all commands and files on a Linux or other Unix-like operating system. It is also referred to as the root account, root user, and the superuser.

CentOS, Fedora, and RHEL

In CentOS, Fedora, and RHEL Apache is located at /var/www/html. The first thing to do is to create a user by running this command: sudo useradd -d /var/www/html -G apache vpsiedemo After creating set one password.To set it run this command: sudo passwd vpsiedemo If you want to modify one existing user run this command: sudo usermod -a -G apache vpsiedemo To set the group run: sudo chgrp -R apache /var/www/html To set the permissions run: sudo chmod -R g+w /var/www/html sudo chmod g+s /var/www/html

Ubuntu and Debian

In Ubuntu and Debian Apache is located at /var/www. Create a user for Ubuntu and Debian by running this command: sudo useradd -d /var/www -G www-data vpsiedemo To set password is same as in CentOS, Fedora, and RHEL. sudo passwd vpsiedemo If you want to modify one existing user run: sudo usermod -a -G www-data vpsiedemo To set the group run: sudo chgrp -R www-data /var/www And to set the permissions run: sudo chmod -R g+w /var/www sudo chmod g+s /var/www You have successfully Add a Linux User With Document Root Permissions. Enjoy!  

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