I ran the following commands to set up ACL on the /var/www folder in my Ubuntu 12.04 Server:
sudo usermod -g www-data abe sudo chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www sudo chmod -R 775 /var/www
I downloaded Wordpress using wget in my /var/www folder and unzipped the downloaded file:
cd /var/www wget http://wordpress.org/latest.zip mv latest.zip wordpress.zip unzip wordpress.zip
I created a new database and user in mysql and attempted to run the setup process through the web interface.
When I enter the configuration info in wordpress I run into the following error message: Sorry, but I can't write the wp-config.php file.
When I run ls -la, I see that the files are owned by my user abe, but they are part of the group www-data.
Would I have to run the chmod command every time I copy new files to /var/www?
sudo chmod -R 775 /var/www