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The FTP local path to SMF is a directory path required by the package manager to set file permissions. This is important before many package installations. This path describes how an FTP client can get to the SMF directory. The FTP local path to SMF is shorter than the SMF directory that appears in server settings because the the FTP local path begins at the FTP login directory, while the SMF directory path in server settings begins at the server root. Members of the SMF community also refer to the FTP local path as the FTP path to SMF, the installer FTP path, or the package manager FTP path. The FTP local path is required in the package manager, in File Permissions for SMF 2.x, and in Options in SMF 1.x.
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FTP usually shows the complete path of where the SMF files are located on the server. This path may be used in many places within the administration panel. There are differences  from one host to another though, so you need to ask your host to provide you with this information.
  
When using FTP to upload SMF files or webinstall.php prior to SMF installation, the administrator uploads these files to the FTP local path to SMF. SMF uses this directory when the administrator selects change file permissions in Installation Options.
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Some examples of SMF directory and FTP path to SMF:
 
 
Some examples of SMF directory (server settings) and FTP local path to SMF:
 
 
    
 
    
<table>
 
<tr><th>Control Panel
 
</th><th> Server Settings SMF directory  </th><th>FTP server  </th><th> FTP Local path to SMF </th></tr>
 
<tr>
 
<td>Plesk (in forum subdirectory of domain)  </td><td>/home/vhosts/domain.com/httpdocs/forum  </td><td> domain.com  </td><td> httpdocs/forum </td>
 
</tr><tr>
 
<td>Plesk (in main directory of subdomain sdn)  </td><td>/home/vhosts/domain.com/subdomains/sdn/httpdocs  sdn.domain.com  </td><td>httpdocs </td>
 
</tr><tr>
 
<td>cPanel (in forum subdirectory of domain)  </td><td>/home/<username>/public_html/forum  <td>domain.com  </td><td>public_html/forum </td>
 
</tr><tr>
 
<td>cPanel (in main directory of subdomain sdn)  </td><td>/home/<username>/public_html/sdn  </td><td>sdn.domain.com  </td><td>public_html/sdn </td>
 
</tr><tr>
 
<td>1&1 control panel  </td><td>/homepages/<number>/htdocs/<username>/domain/forum  </td><td>ftp.domain.com  </td><td>forum </td>
 
</tr><tr> 
 
<td>?control panel  </td><td>/home/content/u/s/e/domain/html/forum  </td><td>domain.com  </td><td>forum
 
</td>
 
</tr><tr>
 
<td>  ?control panel  </td><td>/home/domain/public_html/forum  </td><td>domain.com  </td><td>public_html/forum </td>
 
</tr><tr>
 
<td>  ?control panel  </td><td>/home/domain/forum  </td><td>domain.com  </td><td>forum </td>
 
</tr>
 
</table>
 
  
An FTP client can be used to explore the file path to the SMF files. More information is available at the FAQ [[How do I use FTP?]]. The forum site host should be able to provide information about directory paths.
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{|
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|-
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! Control Panel
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! Server Settings SMF directory 
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! FTP server 
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! FTP Local path to SMF
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| Plesk (in forum subdirectory of domain) 
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| /home/vhosts/domain.com/httpdocs/forum 
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| domain.com ||  httpdocs/forum
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|-
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| Plesk (in main directory of subdomain sdn) 
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| /home/vhosts/domain.com/subdomains/sdn/httpdocs sdn.domain.com 
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| httpdocs
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|-
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| cPanel (in forum subdirectory of domain) 
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| /home/<username>/public_html/forum 
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| domain.com || public_html/forum  
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|-
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| cPanel (in main directory of subdomain sdn) 
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| /home/<username>/public_html/sdn || sdn.domain.com 
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| public_html/sdn
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|-
 
[[Category:FAQ]]
 
[[Category:FAQ]]

Latest revision as of 18:52, 30 July 2013

FTP usually shows the complete path of where the SMF files are located on the server. This path may be used in many places within the administration panel. There are differences from one host to another though, so you need to ask your host to provide you with this information.

Some examples of SMF directory and FTP path to SMF:


Control Panel Server Settings SMF directory FTP server FTP Local path to SMF
Plesk (in forum subdirectory of domain) /home/vhosts/domain.com/httpdocs/forum domain.com httpdocs/forum
Plesk (in main directory of subdomain sdn) /home/vhosts/domain.com/subdomains/sdn/httpdocs sdn.domain.com httpdocs
cPanel (in forum subdirectory of domain) /home/<username>/public_html/forum domain.com public_html/forum
cPanel (in main directory of subdomain sdn) /home/<username>/public_html/sdn sdn.domain.com public_html/sdn