Webservers (Apache, nginx etc.) need to know which folder is specifically dedicated to a given domain (e.g. example.com).

Usually it is one of the following:

  • www
  • htdocs
  • public_html
  • httpdocs
  • httpsdocs
  • wwwroot

 

This is an example how DocumentRoot is defined in the Apache web server virtual host configuration for a given site.


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DocumentRoot /var/www/vhosts/example.com/www
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