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The UNIX File System

The UNIX file system is hierarchical in structure. The tilde character (~) is an alias for the Virtual Server home directory, accessible only by the Virtual Server administrator.

Under the home directory are major directories identified by the following names:

~/ The Virtual Server home directory and parent of all other Virtual Server directories
~/bin Contains Virtual Server program files
~/dev Contains the null device node
~/ftp Contains FTP programs and data files
~/usr Contains several important subdirectories, including user account home directories
~/var Contains user account e-mail and log files
~/www An alias for the ~/usr/local/etc/httpd directory,
Contains all web server configuration, log, & data files

Here are more details about what's in the ~/www directory:

~/www/cgi-bin CGI and scripts directory
~/www/htdocs Your primary web pages should be placed in this directory
~/www/logs Contains the Web Server Log Files
~/www/vhosts Used for Virtual Subhosting

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