What's the deal with /.lando/?


#1

Hi…

I have been wondering about the path to my website directory on the server.

/home/.lando/myusername/mywebsite.com

What is the idea with the .lando directory? Is .lando just a root directory shared with other users on specific hardware?

Best regards, stoffer

www.stoffersphoto.com


#2

Lando is your “server”.


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#3

That’s where your files are stored. (Physically, your files don’t actually sit on your server.)

It’s discussed a bit in the second half of this post:

http://discussion.dreamhost.com/showthreaded.pl?Cat=&Board=forum_offtopic&Number=7541&Words=filers&Main=7537

When specifying file paths, you can leave that part out – just use /home/myusername. In fact, you should leave it out, because it can change.


#4

[quote]Lando is your “server”.

[/quote]

Actually, that’s a dataglob. Each server can have multiple dataglobs under it.

Generally speaking, you can ignore that - just edit it out of any configuration files you may have that point to it (as it’s prone to changing from time to time).

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#5

Okay, I just changed it - thanks for the info. Will removing it make any change in speed BTW?

www.stoffersphoto.com


#6

[quote]Okay, I just changed it - thanks for the info. Will removing it make
any change in speed BTW?

[/quote]

I don’t believe so, no. If there is any change it would be pretty insignificant.

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