Hi, I have a client running WordPress. He had some WordPress gurus do some work for him and afterwards, file permissions for WP were changed. New installations of WP won’t work now until you change the permissions on wp-config.php from 640 to 644 (readable by world). A new installation of WP has the permissions on wp-config.php set to 640 but his entire installation pukes unless it’s 644.
Now I’m now permissions guru but I manage a number of clients on Dreamhost accounts and the install of a WP blog always works. After these WP people screwed with his account, his installations no longer work out of the box and you have to alter the permissions as I mentioned.
I’m concerned they may have had access to his entire dreamhost account and made changes to core server settings that would have created this issue.
I’m wondering if it’s possible to set his account back to default… whatever that means. I don’t know enough about everything that’s entailed to even know what to ask or where to start. I suspected they may have changed PHP settings but again I don’t know how that relates to UNIX file permissions. All I know is that they changed file permissions and resetting permissions to the standards breaks his site and any subsequent installation of WP under his dreamhost account.
Anyway, any help you can provide I’d appreciate it.