That's a good question. I'm not sure what is the answer to your question. I'll do some research and get back to you if I bump into an good answer. You should email the people at iPage as they probably could give you an answer..
Well.. the file manager on my webhotel wont let me change anything! But when I use the windows explorer at my computer and just write the ftp-adress there, I can change the file to "only read", but I still get the same pink warning!..
You said your cpanel/file manager won't allow you to change anything, how so? Does it give you an error message when you attempt to change the permissions or does it simply not do it?..
There are several contributions to change permissions, mine amongst them..
It simply doesnt allow me te change anything.. Its a stupid file manager.. I can copy/upload single files (not folders) and I can open them, but I can not change anything, if I right-click with the mouse on it I can select "properties", but there is only file-title and size, and nothing more, and absolutly nothing to change... So I dont use that file manager!.
But as I said, I have changed the permissions in windows explorer AND in FileZilla, but it doenst help.. 644 is to risky obviosly.. But I am still waiting for a reply from my webhotel if they can do anything about it....
If all else fails you can turn the warning off..
At the bottom of.
Backup the file if and before you attempt to alter it...
Thank you very much, I think this is the best way to do this!!!.
I have read all the previous topics but nothing there helped me.
So hopefully someone here can help me...
When I use my FTP-program to change the permittion on the catalog/include/configure.php file to 444, it just goes back to 644, and then I get the pink warning on top:.
"I am able to write to the configuration file: /customers/lenekristine.com/lenekristine.com/httpd.www/shop/catalog/includes/configure.php. This is a potential security risk - please set the right user permissions on this file.".
And I am a true newbie, so...
Don't use FTP to chmod, majority of the time it is unreliable. Best thing is to logon to your cpanel and use your file manager- most iPage hosting companies have one. Also check your other files as well, sometimes the file permissions can be picky...for example permission 444 isn't always interpreted the same as 0444..
That should straighten things out for you,.