Directory Structure

When creating your account, several files and directories are created within it. This section will let you know the role and functions of those files and directories. Your account is placed on a directory under /home, for example /home/u321. This directory is referred as 'home directory'.

Under your home directory there are several files and directories. The following explanation list their role and functions.

  • clipboard. This directory contains files and directories cut or copied to clipboard using the web based file manager. This directory might not appear when you first access your account.

  • domain. This directory contains all directories and files related to your domain and subdomains. Directly underneath this directory you can see other directories named with your domain and subdomains.

  • etc. This symbolic link serves no purpose other than maintaining compatibility with older part of SiteManager. etc used to be a directory but for technical reason separated from your home directory.

  • lib. This directory contains various support files used by programming languages and other programs. It is used by programming languages like Perl, PHP and Python to look for user installed libraries and other files. For example, any user installed PHP module goes into lib/php/modules/.

  • lists. This directory holds information about mailing lists you have created.

  • logs. This directory contains archived log files of your account. For example, web server access log for your domain is stored here.

  • stats. This directory contains the result of log file analysis performed daily by our system. By default, its contents can be accessed by visiting, replace with your domain name.

  • tmp. This directory is used by various programs to store temporary files.

  • trash. This directory holds files and directories when deleted from web based filemanager. This directory might not appear when you first access your account.

  • var. This directory holds work files used by programming languages and other programs. For example, PHP support files are stored under var/state/php/.


Please do not remove any files you don't know about. Blindly deleting files could result in problems. Please only delete files or directories that created by you in the first place.

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