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PHP - web hosting account name or root directory

Posted on 2011-09-23
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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

/home/THISUSERNAME/public_html/

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

thanks
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This sill give you the document root..

echo $_SERVER['DOCUMENT_ROOT'];

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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

http://php.net/manual/en/function.dirname.php

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

http://php.net/manual/en/reserved.variables.server.php

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thanks all - the PHP filesystem root was what i was after
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