When your virtual server is created, it has the directory structure shown below for your server platform. Please do not delete any of the folders listed here.

Notes:

  • On every platform, when you connect to your site over FTP, you access your FTP (virtual) root. However, when you connect to your site over HTTP (browse), you access your web root (\htdocs). As a security measure, anything above \htdocs (or on the same level) is not visible from a browser.
  • Your web root (\htdocs) is also an application root (approot) for your site.
  • The content of your site must be located under the /htdocs directory . You can create any number of sub-directories under /htdocs for additional HTML documents, scripts, images, and so on. Remember, the browsable content of your pages must be in the /htdocs directory, or in any sub-directory under /htdocs.

Windows 2003

D:\FTP\Username\ Your FTP (and virtual) root directory, where you start when you FTP
D:\FTP\Username\Database Folder for databases (Anonymous user has Change access to this directory by default)
D:\FTP\Username\Ftproot FTP root directory (all Site users have Read access to this directory)
D:\FTP\Username\Ftproot\public FTP public folder for all Site users (all Site users have Change access to this directory)
D:\FTP\Username\Htdocs Web root directory, where you place web site content such as index.html and default.asp
\Logs (virtual, hidden directory) Web server access log file directory
\FTPLogs (virtual, hidden directory) FTP log file directory (only available for accounts created after 10/11/2004)

Windows 2008

D:\home\Username\ Your account root directory
D:\home\Username\htdocs Web root directory. This is the FTP Home Directory for your system user

Home Directory for additional AD (Active Directory) users can be specified at the same level as \htdocs folder or below the \htdocs folder.

Linux

/imedia/users/Username Your FTP (and virtual) root directory, where you start when you FTP
/imedia/users/Username/htdocs Web root directory, where you place web site content such as index.html and default.asp
/imedia/users/Username/htdocs/cgi-bin Scripts directory
/imedia/users/Username/_logs Web server logs (mapped to /var/log/imedia/users/UserName)
/imedia/users/Username/_tmp Web server temporary directory
/imedia/users/Username/php_tmp Web server PHP module temporary directory