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linux – UID of script "/home/…../public_html/index.php" is smaller than min_uid

Posted by: admin April 23, 2020 Leave a comment


I just moved magento from local to server and Im getting the following error, I was just wondering if someone could help me solve this,

UID of script “/home/…/public_html/index.php” is smaller than min_uid

what I did was to make a database dump and transfer it to server,

create a backup of the all the magento files and transfer and expand to server,

change the core_config table in the database.

Thanks in advance.

How to&Answers:

That looks like an suPHP issue to me.

Change the user and group of your script to the user running your webserver process. So if you’re running an Apache with user www-data for example, change to:

chown www-data:www-data /home/.../public_html/index.php

Or change all your files at once by:

chown -R www-data:www-data /home/.../public_html/

If you’re still running into this issue after changing user and group, then your suPHP is probably working with the default min_uid = 100, but the UID of www-data is below this 100.

To fix this you can change the min_uid in suPHP’s config to match the UID of www-data:

vi /etc/suphp/suphp.conf

min_uid = <UID of www-data>


If your script is owned by root, you should change the ownership back to yourself:

chown -R user /home/user/public_html

This will change the owner of all of the files contained in /home/user/public_html and all subdirectories to user.


I had same problem, and fixed it with logged in Ftp and uploaded files with cpanel account of this site. Not root or admin account. You must create or edit your files with this account.


What I did to fix this problem:

chown -R user:user /home/dibs/public_html

and made the php files to chmod 700


as far as i am getting just disable the suPHP mode in apache2,
by typing this command on terminal :
sudo a2dismod suphp

if you want to enable it again :
sudo a2enmod suphp