PHP - web hosting account name or root directory

Posted on 2011-09-23
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Is there a call to a system function to show the root path.
In the end i need to plug in the username of the account, as in the example below


it could even be the path to "this" file and i can then strip off the unneeded subdirectories manually

in order to programmatically generate a root path for PHP files

Question by:willsherwood
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maeltar earned 400 total points
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This sill give you the document root..


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mustang83 earned 100 total points
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$_SERVER["SITE_HTMLROOT"] will give the server root path.

This will only work if you site is not a virtual  or an alias in apache.

There is also dirname which might work


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Here is a list of reserved variables that your might find handy.


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ID: 36587587
thanks all - the PHP filesystem root was what i was after

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