I have set up a new ec2 ubuntu box and installed apache and php5. By default you log onto the box with the
ubuntu user who has
I believe apache runs as
root and php5 runs as
I think that I want all of the files in
/var/www to be chown'ed to
www-data:www-data, and folders set as 755 and files as 644 - unless there is an issue with that.
Things run fine like this, but my issue is that when I
rsync files from my laptop to the server it changes the ownership on them (and adds new files) as
I have been through the
rsync manual and searched Google, and I've seen a syntax like:
rsync -avzcO (source) (destination) --owner=www-data --group=www-data
However it appears that
--group don't not take an argument but instead are meant to be used to force the remote files to have the same owner as on the local file system if rsync is being done as a super user.
So, I haven't found a solution with rsync to set the remote user and group of files during rsync.
What am I doing wrong?
- Maybe my files in /var/www should just be owned by
- Maybe I have the rsync syntax wrong
- I guess I could rsync as the
www-datauser but that doesn't seem like a good idea
- I could use suPHP like I would do on a shared host, but that seems like quite a bit of trouble