Ubuntu How to Give Permissions to your WWW Folder for Apache
How to Give Permissions to a Folder on Ubuntu Server Apache. Writable Folders
I was struggling with setting permissions to my folder in ubuntu and I found a great link on Digital Ocean with a snippet of code on how to do it.
sudo chown www-data:www-data /var/www/[new directory] sudo chmod -R 775 /var/www sudo usermod -a -G www-data [my username]