I am a long time Joomla User and I’m migrating from IIS back to linux (virtualmin) for one of several sites and virtualmin servers i run
the website works no problem but i cannot make any changes to configuration or save any files via the Joomla interface, or update joomla via the backend or install modules anymore.
I recursively chown -R jancare:jancare to fix all ownership isues but the joomla interface says that all the folders are unwritable.
I’m at a loss even in akeeba admin tools hitting the fix permissions button can’t fix the permissions.
I went to validate servers and did that and still didn’t help my permission/ownership issue however I did notice it did change all the ownerships to jancare:jancare which is expected on files and folders I uploaded over SFTP which were under owner root so I know that “worked”
I changed configuration.php to 777 and the interface said it was writable but still wouldn’t let me write to it via php in joomla, so i put that back to 644
all folders are 755 and all files are 644.
I am able to create an FTP user only and touch these folders with new files and directories.
I have never seen this permission issue in virtualmin before what am i missing?
I have gone to server -> website configuration and moved between fcgi and modphp and apache but nothing seems to fix the permissions
I am wondering if this had anything to do with me deleting a subserver because i used to be able to install things on this joomla site, I noticed after deleting that server apache no longer recognized php files and i had to put a handler in manually to apache2.conf because there is no way i would have taken that out manually. Is there anything in the backend beyond file ownership validation I can check. This broke recently and deleting and adding subservers it the only thing that “changed”
So I had to add this to my apache2.conf
I think a big chunk was cache not cleared. So I removed the filematch and went with fcgi and that works for www.domain.com but does NOT work for domain.com. If I type domain.com i get PHP code. If I type www.domain.com i get my website not sure what to do.