How to set linux permissions for extension uploading in Joomla 1.5 using Plesk 8.6

I have had a bit of a nightmare getting a freshly installed Joomla 1.5 system to accept uploaded extensions. These are the steps I took:

  • disable safe mode for the domain in the plesk panel domain setup
  • Set permissions to 777 for:
    1. configuration.php
    2. /components
    3. /tmp
    4. /administrator/components
  • disable FTP layer in Joomola global config
  • This should allow basic uploading of components, although depending upon the component you may have to set 777 permissions for some other folders too.
    good luck.