Which folder should contain my bash scripts

genesearch

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I am using a VPS host, with Cpanel/WHM so I have full control.
On one of the hosting accounts, which is a live website, I have created some bash scripts to run some admin tasks at set times using cron.

The Help desk at the provider is insisting I should have these scripts located in the /public-html folder, and I think they are nuts, but they wont listen to me.

They said that I can secure the script locations, but thats not the point. If I make a human error and expose my scripts to the internet it can cause me problems. By putting my scripts into the home/ folder, then there is zero risk.

Who is right, them or me?
 

cPanelMichael

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Hello,

Could you provide more information about what the bash script does? Is it purely for account-specific tasks or does it require the manipulation or use of system-level files that only the "root" user has access to?

Thank you.
 

genesearch

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Hello,

Could you provide more information about what the bash script does?
Thanks

account specific tasks, which is why I place the bash script in the relevant home directory. i have a few different ones but one is for emailing a log file and then delete that file.

No action on system files and no root required