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hello , im editing (home.html) in my (public_html) folder but when i refresh the website it doesnt change


and when i upload files there:




and in my web


it doesnt direct me to it .. so where is my web root directory?

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Hi @hsn93,

try renaming your 'home.html' to 'index.html'........... all lowercase.

still same .. i changed name and html content and its not updated ..

any help please ?


i believe i ve found the root dir for my web ... using grep on ssh terminal



how ever i still have questions :


1. how did it move to /usr/local/apache/htdocs ..shouldnt it be by default in ~/public_html ???


2. how to access it through terminal or cpanel ? as its owned by root now .. i dont have write permissions ..



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Greetings @hsn93 ,


Domains are my primary area of expertise, but I know you are seeking a quick answer, so here would seem to me that the files are going to write based on where you are located within the hosting - local, public, root.

Do you not have root permissions on your hosting plan? Without account access I don't know what type of hosting you have, but either one of the following or Support / Hosting Support may be able to assist you.


I hope that provides some guidance,

Thomas D. - GoDaddy | Community Moderator
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I'm having the same problem with my hosting. the files that shows online are in /usr/local/apache/htdocs instead of the ...../public_html
am I missing something?