If you’re hosted on Bluehost, You may need to find what is known as the root directory, root folder, document root, or some other form when working on your websites. The directions for viewing/accessing or locating this folder are provided in the following article.
What is a Root Directory?
A root directory (or root folder/ document root) is the upper edge directory of a files system that contains the source code for your website as well as all additional files.
Where is the Root Folder in Bluehost?
The Bluehost root directory is located in the File Manager as a folder named ‘public_html‘. I’m convinced that’s why most users call it the root folder or document root.
How do I get to the Bluehost Root Folder?
To get to the root folder in Bluehost, here is a step by step procedure to follow:
- Log-in to your Bluehost account, this will lead you to the dashboard.
- On the left hand panel, scroll down and select the ‘Advanced’ option.
- Clicking the ‘Advanced’ option with open up the CPanel which contains various features like Email, Files, Databases, Metrics, Security, Software, more Advanced options, Preferences and Softaculous Apps Installer.
- but to locate the blue root folder, look under the files panel and click ‘File manager’.
- This will open up a directory containing folders like – etc, log, mail, perl5, public_ftp, public_html, ssl & tmp.
- The folder named ‘public_html’ is your wanted root directory. You can upload verification files or codes and all other required documents in this directory. thanks for reading.