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    I'm far from new. But the fact is even I don't know this one.

    As much as I move stuff around & delete here & delete there...can you please tell me...what's in our very first directory? Like when I visit via ftp I'm in my docs directory. I can back it up once then see cgi-gin, docs, logs, & tmp. Should there be anything else? Because a mod in drupal's telling me I need a cache directory & I'm wondering if it was supposed to go here.

    Of these directories...cgi-bin only has env in it. IS that good? Who puts the stuff in the logs & tmp guys or us?

    OK in docs...if I wanted to go with html & css I'd have an index.html file. But I'm a software loving hag so I got rid of the temp & replaced it with index.php from one of these programs. But I also have yet another cgi-bin with another env file in it. Is this normal or have I screwed up somehow in the last year or so I've been your customer?

    Oh yeah...I'm having a mime type detection problem...& it's asking me: /usr/bin/file. Either it's asking me for something I never had or I deleted something I shouldn't have. So I just thought it'd be cool if there was something around here telling people what should be in directories when they first access them.

    Thanks for your time.

  • #2
    First – it depends on what plan you have.. linux vs windows, on cloud or classic… you can point drupal to any folder you create in the tmp file.. it should be done by default tho – what specifically are you trying to do? Perhaps we can help better with that.
    Also, af you have a particular concern that it specific to your account, you can always get personalized assistance from our CS team


    • #3
      If your account is on our Classic platform, then your root directory (one up from docs/) should always contain the following:
      These directories should not be deleted. In fact, the only one that should be modified directly is [i]/docs/[i].

      Your website is located inside /docs/ .
      Your website logs are located inside /logs/ . Feel free to read these whenever you want.
      CGI scripts are placed in cgi-bin/ . If you don't have any CGI scripts, just ignore this directory.
      /tmp/ is mostly used for storing session files. You can ignore this one, too.

      This sentence fragment from the Boost Installation & Settings page:
      in a special cache directory located under the Drupal installation directory
      makes me believe that the cache/ directory should be created at /docs/drupal/cache/ if your Drupal website is located in /docs/drupal/ .

      Does that help?