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Apr 7, 2017

Set Permissions to add files to /var/www folder in ubuntu linux

Apr 7, 2017
/var/www is the default root folder of your local web server (like apache), you host all your website files here and access it on the browser with url like or http://localhost

you cannot simply copy paste stuff in this folder using your file browser, It is protected for security reasons, you will get a permission denied error message because by default you don't have write access permission here.

Follow these Steps:

execute these commands to set all permissions for /var/www directory

sudo adduser <username> www-data
sudo chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www
sudo chmod -R g+rwX /var/www
replace <username> with your actual username.

Now you can copy, edit and create files in /var/www folder just like any other folder.

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