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#47890 (In Topic #10451)

ocPortal is trying to write some files and it does not have access to them.

How did this happen?

To access files for writing ocPortal needs the server to be configured as 'suEXEC' or it needs to be able to use an FTP connection to do the work. Neither of these options are available.

Note that this advice is not relevant for Windows servers.

How do I fix it?

Consult with your web host. Let them know you need either:
  • PHP to have the FTP extensions enabled, and an FTP server to be running
  • suEXEC to be enabled (this is a major change for a web host to implement but ocProducts strongly recommend it)

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