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  • a01

    (@a01)


    Hi guys!

    Can someone help me with this?

    SITUATION:
    wordpress on windows plesk

    PROBLEM:
    when uploading an image, I get the following error:
    “Unable to create directory ..\httpdocs\wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2008/04. Is its parent directory writable by the server?”

    ACTION TAKEN:
    Added write permission for user IUSR_pleskuser to the folder uploads.

    QUESTION:
    Although it seems to work now, I am concerned this might be a security issue. I find a lot of information on Linux/apache installations, but I would like to know how to secure our wordpress on windows/plesk/IIS…

    Thanks for helping me out!

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  • yy4u2rel82

    (@yy4u2rel82)

    I don’t use plesk, but I run WordPress on my work laptop with Wamp5 server. Why does this seem like a security risk to you? You have to have write permissions to your uploads folder.. IIS or any server. Just a bit confused..

    I am looking at the same issue.

    It is a security concern because currently IIS does not have write permissions to that folder-tree. WP is able to save my posts into this area, so I’m not clear why I need to open my server up further for WP to save the images and other media files.

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