The right directory- and file permissions in Joomla 2.5

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The directory- and file permissions of your Joomla CMS should be already set in the right way, if you want to secure your Joomla website by tiresome hacker attacks. In this tutorial, we show you, how you should set the right- directory and file permissions in Joomla 2.5.


The right directory and file permissions in Joomla 2.5:

In principle, the directory- and file permissions should be set in this way:

All directories are set to "0755"

All file permissions are set to "0644"

Some files should only get a read permission, 0444. That includes for example following files:

  • index.php
  • index2.php
  • configuration.php
  • .htaccess
  • /templates/your template/index.php
  • /administrator/index.php
  • /administrator/index2.php
  • /administrator/index3.php
  • all files with the file ending „.css“

If you set your directory- and file permissions in the right way, a possible attack by hackers becomes smaller. You can reduce this further, if you regularly updated your Joomla CMS.

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