Ubuntu Apache2 permissions

First, you should ensure that your username is included in www-data group. If not, you can add your username as www-data group

sudo adduser yourusername www-data 

yourusername can be changed with your username.

After that, you should change the ownership of /var/www to your username

 

chown -R user:www-data /var/www && find /var/www -type f -exec chmod 0660 {} \; && find /var/www -type d -exec chmod 0770 {} \;

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