copy files to ubuntu webserver

Hi, I setup an Ubuntu instance on AWS EC2 and install LAMP webserver. I tried to copy a file test.php to /var/www/html folder, but it said Permission denied

I used the following command in Terminal on my Mac:

scp -i mypem.pem test.php ubuntu@ec2-54-206-105-243.ap-southeast 2.compute.amazonaws.com:/var/www/html

My questions are:
1. Do I need to change the /var/www/html folder permission before I copy files to it?
2. Besides the SSH, can I use a GUI tool to do the files transferring?  


Please advise. thanks
tonitoni99Asked:
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gheistCommented:
You need to either copy as root or grant ownership to web directries to your ubuntu user (make sure apache cannot rewrite web content)
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Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor Commented:
A WinSCP alternative for MacOS would be Cyberduck http://sourceforge.net/projects/cyberduck/
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gheistCommented:
Filezilla too...
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