This is well known problem about joomla (wordpress) and VPS. I guess any cms would have the same problem. Cannot change global settings, and joomla scripts do not have files/directories write permissions !!! KnownHost support offered me to install suphp, but I read that this would downgrade website performances, and I expect to have approx 10k unique visitors daily. Some even say that if I am only user (as I am) than suphp is definitely not a good solution for me not even from the perspective of security (don't fully understand why) So, how does this story ends? What should I do? What if I want to use some memory caching techniques in the future, what about FastCGI ? Is there an alternative to this? I think I read somewhere that if you upload files from cpanel (not ftp) files would have approprioate ownership, and this problem would go away... Any thoughts?