I'm trying to run a backup for the first time with my new server configuration. I just worked through the ".htaccess visible" problem but now I still have this error message:
"Checking Backup Folder (/home/hollyhouse/hollyhouse.org/wp-content/backup-db) ...
Backup folder does NOT exist. Please create 'backup-db' folder in '/home/wp_exz2u6/hollyhouse.org/wp-content' folder and CHMOD it to '777' or change the location of the backup folder under DB Option.
Backup folder is NOT writable. Please CHMOD it to '777'."
The thing is that the folder does exist and the CMOD file attribute is set at 777. So, questions:
1) why am I getting this error message?
2) should I set subdirectories or file to 777 as well or just "backup-db"?
3) does this setting compromise the security of my site?
I look forward to your response.