Set write permissions on Web hosting folders.


Allow or deny write permissions for Web hosting folders.


All resellers have access to this command.

Implementation on

Log on to with Login ID resellwebid, password resellwebpw.

The Write access allowed check box sets the value, and the SAVE NEW FOLDER SETTINGS button calls the SetFilePermissions command.


The query must meet the following requirements:

  • The login ID and password must be valid.
  • The Web hosting account must belong to this domain name account.
  • The SetFilePermissions command applies to subdirectories but not to root.

Input parameters

Build the query string using this syntax:
command=nameofcommand&uid=yourloginid&pw=yourpassword &paramname=paramvalue&nextparamname=nextparamvalue


Parameter Status Description Max Size
UID Required Account login ID 20
PW Required Account password 20
HostAccount Required Web hosting account name 14
Directory Required Name of the directory to allow write permission on.
Use format Directory=DirectoryName/SubdirectoryName Specify the directory path from the root, forward slash— or backslash—delimited, with no initial slash.
WriteAccess Required Write permission setting. Permitted values are on and off. 3
ResponseType Optional Format of response. Options are Text (default), HTML, or XML. 4


Returned parameters and values

Parameter Description
Successful Success status of this query
Command Name of command executed
ErrCount The number of errors if any occurred. If greater than 0, check the Err(1 to ErrCount) values.
Err(x) Error messages explaining the failure. These can be presented as-is back to the client
Done True indicates this entire response has reached you successfully



  • The default response format is plain text. To receive the response in HTML or XML format, send ResponseType=HTML or ResponseType=XML in your request.
  • Check the return parameter ErrCount. If greater than 0, the transaction failed. The parameterErr(ErrCount) can be presented to the client. Otherwise, process the returned parameters as defined above.