Default ownership and permissions

When a new HostGator hosting account is created, these are the permissions set on it, and files created with it:

drwx--x--x  9 user123 user123 4096 Apr 13 00:49 .
drwx--x--x 12 root    root    4096 Apr 13 00:49 ..
-rw-------  1 user123 user123    0 Apr 13 00:49 .contactemail
drwxr-xr-x  2 user123 user123 4096 Apr 13 00:49 etc
drwxr-xr-x  3 user123 user123 4096 Apr 13 00:49 .gem
-rw-r--r--  1 user123 user123  126 Apr 13 00:49 .gemrc
drwxr-x---  2 user123 nobody  4096 Apr 13 00:49 .htpasswds
drwxr-x---  8 user123 user123 4096 Apr 13 00:49 mail
drwxr-x---  3 user123 user123 4096 Apr 13 00:49 public_ftp
drwxr-x--- 10 user123 nobody  4096 Apr 13 00:49 public_html
drwxr-xr-x  2 user123 user123 4096 Apr 13 00:49 tmp
lrwxrwxrwx  1 user123 user123   11 Apr 13 00:49 www -> public_html

Note that all the files and folders within public_html do NOT have the same ownership as the public_html folder itself.

Remember that user123 will be replaced with the user name which you select during sign up.