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Jan 18, 2009 3:20 amUnix/Linix Directories#

Murray Farrell
Can anyone help with an answer please?

In a hosting account there is a public_html directory and a www directory at the same level.
What's the function of the www directory? What files and subdirectories would we usually find in each?

All answers apprecated. Thanks in advance.
Murray

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Jan 18, 2009 4:03 amre: Unix/Linix Directories#

Scott Wolpow
The www just stands for the web files. You may have other subdomains, like a forum or wiki.

You would have public_html>www
public_html>wiki
public_html>forum

etc

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Jan 18, 2009 4:37 amre: re: Unix/Linix Directories#

Murray Farrell
Thanks for the reply Scott. What you said is what I expected to find myself.

I just had another look and logged in with cPanel file manager to Home Directory.
The current tree is
home/username/
- .cpan
- .cpanel
- .cpcpan
- .fantasticodata
- .htpasswds
- etc
- mail
- perl
- public_ftp
- public_html
- tmp
- www

I thought that all my web site structure should be installed in the public_html directory and its sub directories etc. And then came across this www directory. and got confused.

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Jan 18, 2009 6:14 amre: re: re: Unix/Linix Directories#

Scott Wolpow
Not sure why the www is at that level, should be below public_html.

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