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files created when a cpanel is added

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by kensikora, Jun 7, 2012.

  1. kensikora

    kensikora Registered

    Mar 22, 2006
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    The symptom I have is that when fantastico tries to install joomla in the public_html directory, there is a message that there are already files in that directory and to delete those files.

    It seems that cpanel is creating files and subdirectories when it is first initialized. For example, on a fresh cpanel account added through whm, in the public_html directory there is an "images" directory.

    When I compare this cpanel installation to one I use at Host Gator, these files aren't created.
  2. Infopro

    Infopro cPanel Sr. Product Evangelist
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    May 20, 2003
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    On account creation files may be added to the account, like an images directory but that's not cPanel creating it, it would be coming from the cpanel3-skel directory.
    Skeleton Directory - cPanel Documentation

    If this is the case, your Hosting Provider should be able to explain this to you. You can if you like, move all files you see on a new account, in the public_html, into a backup directory outside the public_html for safe keeping and then run the Fantastico installer.
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