Directory outside of web root?


#1

Hi,

I need access to a directory outside of the web root (ie. public_html, www, etc.) preferably one level above it that isn’t publicly accessible so I can put downloadable files for an eCommerce site I plan to setup.

Is this available in the hosting plans? I know with GoDaddy I have to go semi-dedicated but don’t really want the added expense at the moment.

Thanks


#2

That is not a problem here; just make your directory and store your files in it.

Of course, you will need to arrange for them to be downloaded via a script that can read from that directory, as they can’t be “downloaded” via http from a non-web accessible directory :wink:

–rlparker