I have just installed the latest version of Joomla 1.5.22 using Installatron in my shared hosts cPanel (LAMP) to one of my subdomains.
Within the admin back end of Joomla, in the menu (Help > System Info > Directory Permissions) I have an unwrittable error noted for "Log Directory ($log_path) /var/logs/".
Warning: is_writable() [function.is-writable]: open_basedir restriction in effect. File(/var/logs) is not within the allowed path(s): (/home/accountname:/usr/lib/php:/usr/php4/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php:/usr/local/php4/lib/php:/tmp) in /home/accountname/public_html/subdomain/administrator/components/com_admin/admin.admin.html.php on line 289
I notice in the directory structure of Joomla root that there is a folder for "logs".
My question is therefore should the $log_path above be pointing to the logs folder in the Joomla root? Would that pose a security vulnerability though, would it be better for this to be outside of the public_html folder structure?
Thanks in advance