Question: When Hosting Controller creates a website, it creates WWW, Special, DB and Logs folders. What are these for?
HC maintains all the websites in a webspace directory that has been defined in HC panel path Cluster Configuration :: Manage Servers :: My Servers :: Edit Server :: Web Server at host-level.
For instance, we take X:\Webspace as Web Root Path. Now all the websites will be created under this directory and will have the path X:\Webspace\WebSite.com.
With every website, HC creates four folders under the WebSite.com directory. Each serves a specific purpose as mentioned below:
- WWW Folder: The website data will be uploaded to this folder. (Note in HC Linux www/html folder use for website data)
- Special Folder: All third party installation & AwStats folders are created under “Special” folder of respective domain.
- DB Folder: The backup files of database (MS SQL and My SQL) will be in this folder.
- Logs Folder: The website logs will be in this folder. The user can download raw logs from here.
The final directory structure will look like: