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Unix Question: Can you create a soft link to your httpdocs folder?

Discussion in 'Plesk for Linux - 8.x and Older' started by Clark, Jul 22, 2005.

  1. Clark

    Clark Guest

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    Just upgraded to a new server and I'm using Plesk for the first time. Trying to learn the ropes.

    On my old machine, the path to my docment root was very short and simple. /home/mysitename/www

    On the new one, with Plesk, the path is more like /home/httpd/vhosts/mywholedomainname/

    So, if there is a way, I would like to create a soft link alias to point to this directory. It would be much easier to type and I think I might not need to edit a lot of lines in a lot of files if it can be done.

    ln -s /home/httpd/vhosts/mywhoedomainname/httpdocs/ /home/mydomain/www/ does not seem to want to work.
     
  2. Skade

    Skade Guest

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    Check the owners of the folders and the permissions on them. You prolly need to be root to make the softlinks too
     
  3. Cranky

    Cranky Guest

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    Try it without the slashes at the end, i.e.:

    ln -s /home/httpd/vhosts/mywhoedomainname/httpdocs /home/mydomain/www
     
  4. Clark

    Clark Guest

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    This I was able to figure out.

    I logged in as root in SSH and made sure I was in my root directory with cd /.

    I then used ln -s /home/mysite /home/httpd/vhosts/mydomain.com/httpdocs

    Now I have a shortened path that is very useful in navigating to from the shell and for using inside of files.
     
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