Virtual Host Structure (Windows)

The table below shows the list of directories that Plesk creates for each virtual host. Note that Plesk does not add all the directories by default. It creates some of the directories only when the website owner needs them. Such directories are marked as created On demand. For example, after a customer adds a website, it does not have the /web_users directory. Plesk will create it only after the customer adds their first web user.

  Directories Tree   User Permissions Description Created

\<VHOST>

 

 

 

None

 

 

 

\.plesk

 

 

List contents

 

Always

 

 

\statistics\<domain_name>\

 

List contents

Statistics directory

Always

 

 

 

\anon_ftpstat

List contents

Anonymous FTP statistics

Always

 

 

 

\ftpstat

List contents

FTP user statistics

Always

 

 

 

\webstat

List contents

HTTP user statistics

Always

 

 

\.security

 

Read

Security settings

Always

 

 

\.web.<user>.security

 

Read

On demand

 

\anon_ftp

 

 

List contents

Anonymous FTP files

On demand

 

\cgi-bin

 

 

List contents

CGI scripts

On demand

 

\error_docs

 

 

List contents

Error message files

Always

 

 

<doc>.html

 

Read, write

 

 

 

\httpdocs

 

 

Full control

HTTP documents

Always

 

\logs

 

 

List contents

Virtual host logs

Always

 

\web_users

 

 

None

Web users' directory

On demand

 

 

\<web_user>

 

None

 

 

 

\<subdomain>

 

 

Full control

HTTP and HTTPs documents of a subdomain

On demand

 

\<domain>

 

 

Full control

HTTP and HTTPs documents of an additional domain

On demand

Differences from Previous Versions

The structure described above was introduced in Plesk 11.5. It has the following differences compared to the structure of earlier Plesk versions:

  • Some directories are created on demand. Previously, all the directories were created by default.
  • The following directories have different locations:
Old Location New Location Comment

\statistics

\.plesk\statistics

Statistics directory

 

\statistics\logs

\logs

Virtual host logs

\.security

\.plesk\.security

Security settings

 

\.web.<user>.security

\.plesk\.security

  • The following directories are not included in Plesk virtual hosts:
    • \httpsdocs
    • \subdomains
    • \private
 

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