Whats the difference between the www and public_html folder?

Envision5000

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Whats the difference between the www and public_html folder?

There has to be a reason for the 2 folders to exist?
 

Zaf

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Envision5000 said:
Whats the difference between the www and public_html folder?
There has to be a reason for the 2 folders to exist?
www is not a folder, its just a symlink that points to the public_html folder. Looks like this is just there to make things a little more simpler for those that might be confused where to put their webdocs.
 

Marty

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The color is because it is a symlink.

Go to:

/home/username/

And then type:

ls -la

You will then see the www listed showing what it links to. The www folder is just a link like the icons on a windows desktop.