Updated: 04/30/2020 by Computer Hope

Public_html is a directory on computers running Apache web servers that stores all HTML files and other web content to be viewed on the Internet. When visiting a website on the Internet, each page loads from the public_html directory. For example, this page is on the Computer Hope web server in the below directory.


In the sample above, hope is the user, the public_html is the folder storing all HTML files, /jargon/p/ are directories stored in that directory, and publicht.htm is the web page.

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