"Permission Denied" error message on my Joomla website

asked Nov 20, 2012 in Website Builder by Donald (2,780 points)

When  I  click on one of the menu links on my site, instead of getting the URL of the linked page, and displaying another page, I get the error message “permission Denied”. I am not sure how to set the required permissions. Can anyone please help?


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answered Nov 20, 2012 by FixHost (12,380 points)
You have to change the permission settings  of the folder which contains the page that you were suppose to see instead of the error message. From your control panel, go to file manage, then double click on the folder that has your HTML and PHP files (usually they should be in the folders  “HTML”. “Public HTML” and “WEB”). Then look for the folder your were denied from accesing, highlight the folder and click the option “change permissions”. Enable the “write” permission for user only. Also enable the “execute permissions” for all user types. If the "Change Permissions" " dialog box prompts for number values , enter "755" in the permissions box. Then Save.