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public_html vs. www

Old Jun 4, 2009, 03:05 PM
90 posts · May 2009
Could I get a conceptual explanation of the relationship between the public_html and www folders?
I assume that any code change I make in "functions", "header", "footer", etc. PHPs needs to be made and uploaded in both locations.
There have been a few times (and I may have just lost my place) that it seemed that an upload into one changed the other.
Old Jun 4, 2009, 03:11 PM
85 posts · Feb 2009
this is really a question to ask of your host for your Web site. it doesn't have anything to do with Word Press or Atahualpa.

Having said that, my understanding is that public_html in appache/linux is the directory connected to your account that you have write access to. It is where you do all your work.

WWW is a symbolic link (alias in MS Windows terms) to this directory. You as publisher never do anything there. its is the public face of your site.

This system allows for


to be represented to the world as




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