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Hi, I'm new to WebFaction; been with my old web host for several years.

Is this a correct interpretation: everything inside /home/user/webapps is "public" and everything outside of it is "private"? Sorry for the newbie question.

asked 27 Aug '11, 17:57

anonymoususer
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Yes and No. There is no 'public' and 'privite' folders per say.

The way it works is you are given a home directory,

/home/yourusername/

That directory can not be read by any other users on the server.

Within that directory are 4 other directories by default,

logs = contain logs
bin = contains linux binaries you build
lib = contains linux libraries you build
webapps = contains your webapps.

Now 'webapps' is the key directory here, when you create an application within the control panel it is given its own directory within webapps,

/home/yourusername/webapps/yourapplciation
/home/yourusername/webapps/secondapplciation
etc...

The application directories are routed by website configurations within the control panel so they can be considered 'public' because they are mounted to a web-server and can be browsed like any other web-site. If they are not mounted to a website config they are not public.

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answered 27 Aug '11, 18:09

johns
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edited 27 Aug '11, 18:10

Thanks, that makes sense. I realized that I can also set file permissions in "public" too.

(27 Aug '11, 18:40) anonymoususer
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