That's a good question. I'm not sure what is the answer to that question. I'll do some investigation and get back to you if I got an good answer. You should email the people at iPage as they probably can answer it..
But surely this will mean that the problem still exists and that the message has just been removed?..
You usually have to use cPanel..
Try permissions in this order until the warning goes away:.
Unfortunately I don't have cPanel and I've just tried changing the permissions in that order via my FTP software and that's not worked..
How can I get cPanel and does it run on a mac? I don't really understand what that software is..
When you got your account from your Webhost they gave you a URL and a login to get to a place where you can upload/edit/delete/etc. files on the server in your web space..
THAT program is your cPanel..
If you can't do that to change permissions, in.
(almost to the bottom):.
And - Voila!.
No more warning..
Backup the file before editing..
You break it - You bought it (standard store policy)...
Not at all with right security on server it's simply impossible to overwrite these settings over internet...
I just used my cpanel to edit the permissions on this file instead of using a FTP program and everything FINALLY worked..
Much Thanks for the help guys...
Thanks Jim. This did it for me. No matter what permissions I set I was still getting the security error. I know through Dreamweaver and my cPanel the configure.php file on the server is set at 644...
I'm fairly new to oscommerce and php (very new in fact), but I pick things up easily and can usually work out how to do things using good old Google...but unfortunately this one is getting the better of me. I've read tons of forum posts about how to solve this problem, but none of them have worked..
Basically I've installed oscommerce on my server (Streamline.net) and I've getting the pink warning message:.
"Warning: I am able to write to the configuration file: /user/htdocs/catalog/includes/configure.php. This is a potential security risk - please set the right user permissions on this file.".
I know I need to change the user permissions to 444 or read-only, which I have done several times through various ways (via ftp, locally on my Mac and then by re-uploading, locally on a Windows PC and then by re-uploading, by logging into Streamlines FTP interface and using Chmod), but every time I refresh, the message is still there and when checking the file through Streamline's FTP interface, I can see that the file is for some reason not on read-only..
I've contacted Streamline asking them if it's a problem with their server and they have said the following:.
"This would indicate that you are using some kind of 3rd-party software or implemented a iPage site application using .htaccess files that are overriding the file permissions you have changed..
To stop this from happening please consult your software vendor if you are using a 3rd party application or review your scripting if this is an application you have developed yourself.".
Is this true and what can I do to get rid of this highly irritating pink warning message?!.
Thanks for your help in advance!..
You can disable this warning, edit the application_top.php file...