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Migration and permissions

Last Modified: 2018-01-08
I am migrating several sites from one CentOS to another. The dedicated servers are owned by two different hosting companies. Most php file permissions on Server 1 are set at 644. I successfully manually transferred 5 sites with no problem, transferring the files from Server 1 to my local hard drive, then uploading from there to Server 2. Last night, I went through the same process with 2 other sites, and those sites came up with an Internal Server Error. Finally found that all the PHP files (at least those I looked at) had changed the permissions to 664 (writable by group) which produces an error on this server. However, looking at the files from the first five sites, they are all 644. And looking at the original files of the last 2 sites on Server 1, these are also set at 644. So something changed the permissions on these last 2 sites from 644 to 664. I'm trying to determine what may have cause this, and I have no answers. Tech support was no help.
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