Tuesday, April 21, 2015

GoDaddy Hosting File Permissions

q: A customer called and said their .NET website now reports Access Denied when trying to upload files via the CMS.   How do I modify the file permissions of a GoDaddy Windows Hosting Account?

a: We discovered with GoDaddy's upgraded interface they did a few things with file permissions.  They dumbed them down, they removed them from the root and they renamed them Privacy.  We were able to select a single folder, then the privacy option showed up.  From there we selected Web Visible, Web Writable (as the product documentation states) and Set All subfolders to inherit permissions.  That seems to have fixed it.