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What is a Skeleton Directory

Posted by Allura on 12 03 2018.

A Brief Overview

The location of the Skeleton Directory is displayed on the interface. The Skeleton Directory is an interesting feature and a convenient one, it allows you to copy the same files to the public_html and public_ftp directories of any new account when the system is creating it.

It is important to keep in mind that when a visitor accesses a particular site they can view the contents of its public directory. Similarly, when a visitor accesses a site’s subdirectory they can see the contents of it. When FTP users access the site they can download the contents of the public_ftp directories.

 

How to Create a Skeleton Directory

Creating a Skeleton Directory for one’s own use is a straightforward process. These are the steps to be followed :

  • One must carefully plan and curate the content that is to be supplied to each specific user.
  • Following the planning, one must please the respective files as well as sub-directories in the relevant directory.

For example, /root/cpanel3-skel/public_html — This would signify a skeleton directory for the root user respectively.

While, /home/reseller/cpanel3-skel/public_html — This would signify a skeleton directory for a reseller. In that case, the word ‘home’ would represent the name of the home partition, and the word ‘reseller’ would stand for the reseller’s respective username.

One must remember that the system copies the data or files onto the public_html directories of the new accounts whenever the system creates these accounts.

  • . Then one must place the appropriate FTP related files into the respective directory.

Here too, the same rules apply. For example, /root/cpanel3-skel/public_ftp — This would signify again a skeleton FTP directory for the root user.

While, /home/reseller/cpanel3-skel/public_ftp — This signified a skeleton FTP directory for a reseller, where once again, as stated above, the word ‘home’ would come to represent the name of the home partition, and the word ‘reseller’ would then come to represent the specified reseller’s username.

The new user can quite easily access the files in question via an FTP client.

 

Conclusion

Hence, it is evident that a Skeleton Directory is a feature that is very useful in the process of segregating data or files into appropriate a segments. It allows for the neat arrangement of information so as to make it not only accessible but also organized. A Skeleton Directory is also easy to configure as has been elaborated upon and can vastly help the end user.