public_html or public_shtml ?

  • I have the option on my server of enabling SSL

    At the moment I have all of my files including Wolt installed in public_html


    If I just re-name the public_html to public_shtml, will it have a negative impact on the Wolt installation ?

  • Besides this, is there any reason why you want to do that? I cannot see any reason why you should rename the directory just because you’ve enabled SSL.

  • Besides this, is there any reason why you want to do that? I cannot see any reason why you should rename the directory just because you’ve enabled SSL.

    I thought that SSL and public_shtml went together.
    So, instead of re-uploading or moving everything from public_html to public_shtml, just re-name the folders.


    My concern is the possibility of breaking any internal links with the server.

  • Hello,


    You shouldn't need to rename anything, unless you are explicitly instructed by your webhost. When in doubt, ask their support if you need to change anything related to the physical files and if yes, what needs to be done. SSL is enabled through the webserver only, there is no setting inside the software, because it will detect and adapt itself accordingly.

    Alexander Ebert
    Senior Developer WoltLab® GmbH

  • shtml and https are two different things.

    Yes, but he is talking about directories, not about shtml-files.... The directory public_shtml is used for https-conections in his case... No matter, what files are in there (.php, .html, .shtml, and so on)

    Viele Grüsse aus Stuttgart, Kind Regards from Stuttgart
    TheSonic

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  • Yes, I was talking about directries and the reason that they exist. If I enable SSL, should my website files be located in the public_shtml folder ? Instead of the current folder, public_html.

  • This is something you have to configure on your server (or your host is doing this for you).

    There are thousands of solutions and configurations :)

    Viele Grüsse aus Stuttgart, Kind Regards from Stuttgart
    TheSonic

  • This is something you have to configure on your server (or your host is doing this for you).

    There are thousands of solutions and configurations :)

    Earlier today I contacted the paid help people for my cPanle etc. Learning all this new stuff could take a long time, for someone who already knows what they are doing it would be a 30 minute job. Unless I want to take a few months to learn new stuff so as not to make a hash of it, it will pay, to pay. The rates are not 'too' bad.

  • I've never seen there being a public_shtml folder before, only a public_html

    This is somerhinh you may configure in your webserver. You may configure your webserver how to handle http and https-connection. In his case, https seems to use a different DocumentRoot.

    Viele Grüsse aus Stuttgart, Kind Regards from Stuttgart
    TheSonic