Ok well, I have tried uploading different types of CMS to my hosting account. The folders are CHMODDED to '755', but the scripts say they are not writable and only work if i CHMOD to '777'. I am unwilling to do this due to security risks, so what are my options, can my host fix this?
Good question! It might be hardcoded into the scripts, so id check with the script creators (have they got a support system?) What exactly needs to be 777? Is it all of the items or just some? With 755 the root has rwe, but group and normal user has re. Maybe the host can add the username which php runs under into the group for those files?