WordPress can pretty much run on any operating system that runs PHP. However, the vast majority of WordPress websites run on Linux. Therefore it is important that you understand Linux file permissions.
It is crucial to get file permissions right. Setting incorrect file permissions can open your website up for attack. Incorrect file permissions can allow unauthorized users to gain access to potentially sensitive files and data. Such data can then be used as a stepping stone to a larger attack.
As a WordPress administrator, file permissions may seem a bit daunting, especially if you’re…