Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Hosting Account Default Directories



We follow the convention of calling Linux Hosting companies as cheap hosting. Hosting companies do provide the client a Default Account Directories on the Linux server. The name typically matches with the primary domain chosen by the customer. This directory has following three important sub-directories:

Default Account Directories

public_html: It contains the HTML scripts served up to the site’s clients. This directory and those below it, the web space, are accessible to anyone on the Web. Therefore pose a severe security risk if used for anything other than public
data.
Logs: Contains the log data, both of accesses and errors.
CGI-bin: Contains the CGI scripts. The programs or shell scripts written by or for the webmaster executed by Apache on behalf of its clients. It is most important, for security reasons, that this directory not in the web space.

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