Main domain to sub-directory of public_html


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Is it possible to have my main domain in a sub-directory under public_html, instead of the root of public_html?

So instead of:

/public_html/index.html

/public_html/[addon domain]/index.html

Have this:

/public_html/[main domain]/index.html

/public_html/[addon domain]/index.html

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There needs to be one domain pointing to your public_html folder. This does not stop you from doing this though:

public_html/index.html

[addon domain]/index.html

The recommended url is not the one you need to use. When you create an add-on domain you can remove the public_html portion from it.

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I think I see what you're saying.

I assume then I could also just do something like this:

/public_html/index.html

/addondom/[addon domain 1]/index.html

/addondom/[addon domain 2]/index.html

Leaving the main domain the way it is, but making a new root folder called "/addondom", and just setting the addon pointers accordingly in cpanel.

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Exactly.

Sorry I mis typed it before it should have been

public_html/index.html

[addon domain]/index.html

You could break it down more like you suggested to. Totally up to you my point was you do not need to have the add-on domains in your public_html folder.

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  • 3 months later...
There needs to be one domain pointing to your public_html folder

Does this mean we can't rename the public_html folder to something different, then create a symbolic link named public_html to point to where we want it to go? The server would still point to public_html, but since it would be a symbolic link, it would point to where we would like to store our files.

I attached a zipped folder that contains a pdf of the way I like to use as a folder structure. It keeps everything nicely organized and contained.

Do we have permission to alter the public_html folder in the way I described?

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