Default Files and Folders in cPanel Account

While we create a new account in cPanel, you may find the following default files and folders – 

  1. public_html: To make your website publicly available over the internet, please upload your web pages and images into this folder.
  2. public_html/cgi-bin: CGI Bin directory.
  3. public_html/images: It stores the images for any web pages you upload.
  4. public_ftp: It contains files to be accessible via anonymous FTP.
  5. public_ftp/incoming: Files uploaded via anonymous FTP.
  6. .cpaddons: Stores information about cPanel add-ons for a particular account.
  7. .trash: Items deleted or moved to the trash in cPanel File Manager.
  8. public_html/.htaccess: The main .htaccess file for the pages served on this cPanel account over HTTP.
  9. mail/: It stores the mail data.
  10. mail/new: Stores incoming mail that has not yet been marked as received by IMAP.
  11. mail/cur: Mail sitting on the server.
  12. mail/tmp: Temporary directory for mail.
  13. tmp/: Temporary files created by cPanel in various activities. Third-party scripts may also use this directory for their temporary files.
  14. tmp/analog: Temporary files for generating Analog stats for your website.
  15. tmp/awstats: Temporary and configuration files for the generation of AWStats for your website.
  16. tmp/awstats/awstats.yourdomain.com.conf: Configuration file for generation of AWStats for a website.
  17. tmp/cpbandwidth: Temporary directory for tracking bandwidth usage through cPanel.
  18. tmp/cpbandwidth/yourdomain.com-bytes_log: Number of bytes transferred by yourdomain.com.
  19. tmp/webalizer: Temporary files for the generation of Webalizer HTTP stats for your website.
  20. etc: Stores other information related to your website.
  21. Mostly .(dot) files are configuration files for the respective service. e.g., .softaculous, .fantasticodata.


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