Contents of Your Home Directory
Your home directory contains several default subdirectories. Their number
and names will differ depending on your plan, yet some of them are common
for all plans. Here are some of the directories that are automatically
created and may not be deleted:
- Directories that contain
your sites. Each of your sites (domain names that are hosted) is
put in a separate directory. The name of the directory is the same as
your site's domain name. If you have more than one site, you will have
several such directories. These are the directories where you will upload
your .html files or any other files that you want to make accessible from
the Internet. Each of these directories may contain their own /webalizer
or /modlogan directories. Do not delete either of these directories!
Your site is too valuable to lose at a touch of a button.
- The Logs directory.
It contains directories for every site with transfer log enabled. Each
such directory contains its own set of log files that are required to
write and read the data about all visits to your sites. Deleting the
Logs directory will cause the loss of the web statistics accumulated in
the course of your site operation. Click here
for more on web statistics.
- (optional) The Virtual
FTP directory. Its name is the dedicated IP address. This directory
is created when you enable Virtual FTP Server and can be accessed by virtual
FTP users to list and download its content. There are as many such directories
as dedicated IP addresses. Deleting Virtual FTP directories will cause
incorrect operation of Virtual FTP. However, you may harmlessly delete
individual files in these directories. Click here
for more on Virtual FTP.
- (optional) The subdomain
directories. When you make a subdomain, a new directory is created
with the subdomain name as the directory name. If you delete a subdomain
directory, internet visitors will get the 404 "File not found"
error when attempting to access the subdomain. Click here
to read on how to create subdomains.
- (optional) The ssl.conf
directory. This directory stores SSL pairs for all encrypted sites.
Deleting the ssl.conf directory will result in incorrect SSL operation.
Warning: Don't delete ANY default directories in your root directory,
as this will cause malfunctions of your acount. As a rule of thumb, you
may delete only directories and files you have uploaded yourselves or
that have been uploaded by any of your Virtual FTP and Anonymous FTP users.