Web Hosting - Configure Folder Permissions


Active Web services, see Add Hosted Services.


This article will demonstrate how to configure folder permissions.

1. In a web browser navigate to the ITSolutionsNow services control panel:

2. From the center of the screen hover over the Web icon, and then select Web Sites.

3. Click the pertinent website.

4. The web site properties will load, displaying the current configuration of the website. The security settings for the folder are listed on this page. These options specify security access rights to the folder:

  • Folder in your Hosting Space:  Select to permit users to access a specified folder in the hosting space to view or update web content. The folder name can be typed in the Path text box below.
  • Enable Write Permissions:  Select to allow users to upload files and their associated properties to the enabled directory on the server or to change content in a Write-enabled file. Write access is allowed only when a browser that supports the PUT feature of the HTTP 1.1 protocol standard.
  • Enable Directory Browsing:  Check to allow users to see a hypertext listing of the files and subdirectories in the site.
  • Enable Parent Paths: Select to allow web pages to use relative paths to the parent directory of the current directory (paths using the .. syntax). 

Additionally the authentication section options specify the following options:

  • Allow Anonymous Access: Select to establish an anonymous connection for users. IIS logs on the user with an anonymous or guest account.
  • Enable Integrated Windows Authentication: Check to ensure that the user name and password are sent across the network in the form of a hash. This provides a secure form of authentication.
  • Enable Basic Authentication: Select to send the password across the network in clear text. Basic authentication is part of the HTTP specification and is supported by most browsers; however, user name and password are not encrypted and could present security risks.

Once the folder access permissions are specified, click on the Update button to save settings changes.

What Is Next?

Create A FTP Account

Create A Virtual Directory

Enable Secure Folders

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