I have been running my own web server for a few years now and like everyone who does this I have my own ways to do things. One of the things I wanted to revisit, before setting the new machine out into the wild, was my typical directory structure. While this may seem like a trivial concept to many, things can get out of control quikly when you start throwing in many domains, sub domains, Log files, databases, etc...

Here is my current directory structure.

         |--Any Other Directory Needed (client files, a private directory (data), etc...)
         |--[see above]

So far I am liking this setup! I could have taken it up a level and gone so far as:
           |--[see above]

I felt that for the most part any domain where I am running the .com, the .net will be the same content. My chosen setup would probably not work for everyone, and the second methos may be how [cs] runs things since their CommunityServer.com and CommunityServer.org are two separate sites.

I don't know how web hosts setup their servers, but their requirements would be MUCH different than mine. The other thing I do like about my new setup is how I can configure FTP to give access to the website and logs easily! I will get into FTP setup in another post.



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