First off, apologies if this has come up before, I did try to search for an answer before posting what might be a simple problem. I followed the Installation instructions to the letter only to find out my server didn’t have the right PHP version, my hosting company installed the ‘fastcgi version of php 5.2’ on my site and I was able to access the install. Only, even after modifiying all the right folders with ‘Write’ permission in Cute FTP I cannot get past this error:
Path “/home/hsphere/local/home/scottmb23/styleheist.com/magento/media/catalog/category/a/p/apparel_landing.jpg” must be writable
Any suggestions fellow Open Sourcers?
Also, I am in Canada, why can’t I chose this as a locale during setup??? Eh?
After browsing my Hosting control panel I was able to find shell access buried in the depths and after some time of modifying I believe I have changed all permissions only to be faced with a new error:
Best way to check all of these is to make a new file called info.php and enter the following code into it:
<? phpinfo(); ?>
This will output your current PHP server setup, then just do a search for the terms above within the setup details, if they don’t exist then you will need to ask your host provider to install them for you - most of them are usually installed with PHP 5
Also regarding the permissions setting problem for future times you can set the permission in SmartFTP by right-clicking the directory that needs to be set and goto ‘Properties / CHMOD’ then type ‘777’ into the permissions box and then tick the ‘Apply changes to this folder, subfolders and files.’
I need help, I am getting a similiar error, but I cant change it, here is the install error “Path “/var/www/vhosts/suppliessaver.com/httpdocs/var/session/sess_j6dfllhtl4ghqj74ddirqojtv5” must be writable” I have changed the VAR folder to 777 but I cant change the the file it is wanting me to change.....the error i get is “550 sess_j6dfllhtl4ghqj74ddirqojtv5: Operation not permitted”
i have tried shell too and get same issue.