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\

With every website, HC creates four folders under the directory. Each serves a specific purpose as mentioned below:

  1. WWW Folder: The website data will be uploaded to this folder. (Note in HC Linux www/html folder use for website data)
  2. Special Folder: All third party installation & AwStats folders are created under “Special” folder of respective domain.
  3. DB Folder: The backup files of database (MS SQL and My SQL) will be in this folder.
  4. 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: