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This document is for a previous release of cPanel & WHM. To view our latest documentation, visit our Home page.

For cPanel & WHM 11.40

(Home >> Account Functions >> Skeleton Directory)

 

Overview

The skeleton directory exists to let you easily copy the same files into every new account’s public_html and public_ftp directories when the account is created.

Keep in mind that:

  • When a visitor accesses http://example.com/, he will see the contents of example.com 's public_html directory.
  • When a visitor accesses http://example.com/subdirectory, he will see the contents of public_html/subdirectory.
  • Contents of the public_ftp directory are available for anonymous FTP users to download.

This WHM feature simply states the location of the skeleton directory (/root/cpanel3-skel).

Create skeleton directory

To set up your skeleton directory:

  1. These files will be accessible to the new user via an FTP client.
  2. Decide what kind of default setup you would like your new users to have.
  3. Place the appropriate subdirectories and HTML files in /root/cpanel3-skel/public_html.
    • These files will be copied to new accounts’ public_html directories when accounts are created.
  4. Place the appropriate FTP-related files in /root/cpanel3-skel/public_ftp.
    • These files will be accessible to the new user via an FTP client.
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