How to Change the Read and Write Permission in WebSitePanel

Applied on: Windows (WebSitePanel) Hosting

This article will show you how to change the read and write permissions for folders and files in your WebsitePanel.

Step 1. Log in to WebSitePanel.

Step 2. Click the File Manager to browse through the folders and files until your locate the folder or file that you wish to change the permissions on.

Step 3. Click the Padlock icon next to the folder or file.

Step 4. From the File/Folder Permissions window, locate the website user that you want to change the permissions for (usually it will be the first 16 characters of the primary domain name for the website)

Step 5. Check the Read checkbox if you want website visitors to be able to view the files within the folder

Step 6. Check the Write checkbox only for folders that you need Write Permissions on; such as folders containing Access databases or folders that applications or scripts need to write too

Step 7. If you want to set the same permissions for all of the folders and files that reside within the folder, check the Replace permissions on all child objects

Step 8. Click Set Permissions

This concludes how to change the read and write permissions in WebSitePanel

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5 Comments on How to Change the Read and Write Permission in WebSitePanel

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  3. AWill says:

    What about delete? How do you change permissions for private folders? For example a folder with “_” in front of them like:


  4. swapnil says:

    facing error while accessing read / write permission icon (step2 – 2nd screenshot) , error as follows –

    Error reading file/folder NTFS permissions
    System.Web.Services.Protocols.SoapException: Server was unable to process request. —> System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object. at WebsitePanel.EnterpriseServer.TaskManager.WriteLogRecord(Int32 severity, String text, String stackTrace, String[] textParameters) at WebsitePanel.EnterpriseServer.TaskManager.WriteError(Exception ex) at WebsitePanel.EnterpriseServer.FilesController.GetFilePermissions(Int32 packageId, String path) — End of inner exception stack trace —

    please help me !!

    thank you in advance

    • Alex says:


      I am sorry to hear that you have been experiencing these issues. Can you please create a ticket with our support team so they can investigate this for you?

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