I have finished my site and thought I should back it up. What a disaster the site is now completely blank and I cant access the admin area either http://www.cellar2door.com

I know that there are lots of similar posts and the answers all seem to point to changing the php to 664.

However, I am a real noobie and have no idea where I do this. Can someone point me in the right direction so i can try and fix it.



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if you search, you will get the answer, like check this link. Most accepted answer of "WombleGoneBad" states:

To change all the directories to 755 (-rwxr-xr-x):

find [enter your path of root directory] -type d -exec chmod 755 {} \;

To change all the files to 644 (-rw-r--r--):

find [enter your path of root directory] -type f -exec chmod 644 {} \;
  • Thanks MTM. I had found that answer. But as mentioned I am really really new at this. Where do I actually look for find (my root directory) is this in the file manager? Aug 31, 2014 at 14:43
  • which Operating system are you using?
    – MTM
    Aug 31, 2014 at 14:44
  • if you have access to file manager, you can navigate to the folder where magento is installed, and then copy the directory path. It might be /var/www/html/ or may be /public_html/htdocs etc, check yours.
    – MTM
    Aug 31, 2014 at 14:46
  • I am using Magento 1.9. If i go in my file manager and look for where Magento is it is in public_html/lib/Magento Aug 31, 2014 at 14:52
  • if you are sure, you can use the path /public_html/lib/Magento/ in the above code, but be sure about the path, do u see app, var,js, media etc folders there?
    – MTM
    Aug 31, 2014 at 14:53

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