The config/, packages/ and files/ directories must be writable by your web server.
Im on dedicated Linus server running Apache Redhat Enterprise server, PHP 5.2.6. I have python and MySQL. Its hosted with Fasthosts in UK.
Ive changed the permissions on the directories and the files to 750 and even 777 and set to recursive
Ive turned off PHP safe mode - This got rid of the "You must chmod 755 concrete/libraries/3rdparty/htmldiff.py and disable PHP safe mode." error
Ive turned Fast CGI support off
im still getting the error Web Server Access to Files and Configuration Directories
Can anybody help, this is such a great CMS but im almost ready to throw the towel in on this one.
as you can see its 644
I had to set the file permissions to 777 on all files within my concrete directory in order to proceed with the install. When I upload this site to a hosting provider I hope I can determine only the files and the exact permissions needed to make it work but still be secure.
I installed Concrete5 into my local 'Sites' directory and ran this command:
chmod -R 777 concrete/
This fixed the issue for me, hope it helps someone else.