Help installing topsite


#1

Im trying to install aardvark topsites v4.0.2 :slight_smile:
and it says to upload all the files into a dictionary so I made /topsite
and it says to edit
CHMOD 666 config.php

Whats 666 mean? I see config.php and I dont know what it means? I dont have a folder named 666 or anything??


#2

Chmod is basically setting the properties on a file, you do this through your FTP program, If your using explorer as your ftp program it doesn’t have that ability that I know of…

If you are using Absolute Ftp (like me) you simply right click on the file and select properties, and in the attributes box type 666 then press ok


#3

CHMOD 666 means you’ll be giving this file the following permissions:
0 - no access
1 - execute access
2 - write access
4 - read access

So adding these together:
3 (1 + 2) - write + execute access
5 (1 + 4) - read + execute access
6 (2 + 4) - read + write access
7 (1 + 2 + 4) - all access

First number is for the Owner, second is for the owner’s group, third is for Everyone.

666 gives read + write access to the Onwer, the group AND everyone else.
See also PHP’s CHMOD.


#4

ok, I see now, Thanks both of you for helping me. I still couldnt get it working though. I couldnt even install phpbb forums but o well. Thanks