Default Files and Folders in cPanel Account

While we create new account in cPanel, you may find 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 is used to store the images for any webpages you upload.

  4. public_ftp: It contains files to be accessible via anonymous FTP.

  5. public_ftp/incoming Files: Files uploaded via anonymous FTP.

  6. .cpaddons: Stores information about cPanel Add-ons for particular account.

  7. .trash: Items deleted or moved to 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 own temporary files.

  14. tmp/analog: Temporary files for generation of Analog stats for your website.

  15. tmp/awstats: Temporary and configuration files for 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 tranferred by yourdomain.com.

  19. tmp/webalizer: Temporary files for 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.

  • 1 Users Found This Useful

Was this answer helpful?

Related Articles

Do you allow port scanning in any hosting plans?

No, we do not allow port scanning in any of our Web Hosting plans. Get Windows VPS

How to Display Actual Error in Magento Website?

You may have seen following errors when Magento do not work properly for some reason. These...

Can I access Remote MySQL database from your Web Hosting?

Yes, you can surely access the remote MySQL database, if remote MySQL server (where your database...

How could I find which ports are opened on my hosted site?

If your website is hosted on a shared hosting, you will have to contact us to check whether a...

What is Entry Process Limit in Linux Shared Hosting?

An Entry Process is the number of PHP scripts you can run at a time. Our Shared Hosting and...