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VPS & Dedicated Hosting: WHM Skeleton Directory

In WHM, the Skeleton Directory page tells you the folder's location where you can place files for your clients.

Any files in the Skeleton Directory will automatically be uploaded to each new cPanel you create. The files will not appear in cPanels that were already created.

This is useful if you want all new cPanel accounts to have a default.html file, want to preinstall a PHP script on every new cPanel, or want a standard .htaccess file across new accounts. Resellers (customers on reselling hosting) frequently use this feature to create a default page (usually as a default.html) that welcomes their clients and serves as a "parking" page until the resold customer upload's their own content.

To find out what your Skeleton Directory is, follow the steps below.

  1. Log in to WHM.
  2. Search for the Skeleton Directory by typing a keyword in the search boxes either on the left-side panel or at the top of the page.
    WHM - Skeleton Directory
  3. On the Skeleton Directory section, the system path will be displayed. (For example, /root/cpanel3-skel.)
    WHM - Skeleton Directory system path

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