View Full Version : Removing extra directories.

03-17-2004, 08:28 AM
Here is a request to Westhost.

Could you find a way to remove all the extra directories from /var/www/html ?
When I setup a web site for a client, they always want to know what they are and if they can remove them.
More specifically,

could, as far as I know, be put somewhere else and mapped in the Apache configuration.

I understand that it may not happen on existing sites, but maybe it could be done so that new sites are set up this way.


03-17-2004, 08:42 AM
I agree, cleaning up some of this clutter will definitely make the www root directory "look nicer"!

WestHost - MMellor
03-17-2004, 09:23 AM

I'll pass that on to our engineers and have them take a look at it. Thanks for the idea.

03-17-2004, 12:56 PM
I agree with this idea and have one thing to add. It may help to have a person thrown into thier public www follder by default when they sign in via FTP. That way when a new user first visits they won't see all the directories from root and freak out. The only thing is it would be good to have a way to turn it of or reset it to root for those who wish to enter at the root.

03-17-2004, 01:27 PM
I second this idea. Most of my comments are in this thread (http://forums.westhost.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=9620#9620). Basically only put what's absolutely necessary in the "www" folder and nothing extra.

03-18-2004, 10:55 AM
or at the very least, put it all in one "do not delete" folder.