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  • OK I’m really confused, I hope someone can help.

    I’ve got WP running fine, but can’t upgrade plugins or upload anything through the dashboard.

    It’s set up on a Linode server, and after pouring through the docs, there seems to be conflicting information.

    Apache is configured to run as www-data:www-data
    The wordpress install is under myusername:www-data

    Changing Apache to run as myusername works but I’ve read it’s not secure
    Changing the permissions to 775 works but is apparently also not secure

    I’ve read but it didn’t really help me solve this problem.

    Should I just chown the entire site to www-data?

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