CMS Installation, FileZilla & ISPConfig: /var/www/html versus /var/www/clients/client0/web1/web

January 4, 2015 1.2k views

I am trying to install Drupal via FTP with Filezilla.

I logged in as an FTP user. The file was transferred into /var/www/clients/client0/web1/web

I moved the files out of the Drupal folder directly into web and deleted the Drupal folder.

Per Till at ISPConfig:

"You dont have to configure anything in apache, thats all done by ispconfig already.

Just upload your drupal install by ftp or on the shell to the folder /var/www/clients/client0/web1/web/ (the right folder is /var/www/clients/client0/web1/web ).

A folder /var/www/html is used only on servers that dont use a controlpanel and that dont host more then one site. So this does not apply to your server.


unpack your drupal zip.
upload it to /var/www/clients/client0/web1/web/ (or copy it there on the shell, if you prefer Linux shell commands over GUI dragnDrop programs."

I loaded my website and still got the apache default page.

I entered "sudo ls" on the command line interface and saw that client0 has two folders:
web1 and

Both web1 and have identical folders called web.

I thought perhaps the drupal installation is ftp'd into the web1/web folder and then has to be moved to the folder, but Till says,

"No, thats ok. The installation has to be in web1/web. The path ""/web is a symlink, so thats the same folder then web1/web."

I asked Digital Ocean but Brad said:

"We're sorry, but this is considered beyond the scope of our support.

I would recommend that you try to get more eyes on your issue by reaching out to our community and include a description of what you are trying to accomplish along with what you've done so far. It's very likely that your issue has been addressed before."

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!

1 Answer

You have correct directory information.

Not sure how to proceed.

Can you confirm that ispconfig is pointing to the correct directory for your site.

Since your are seeing the default apache index.html I am thinking you have something misconfiguration with ispconfig. ispconfig does create a default index.htm page but don't think it references server type and has a link back to ispconfig. At least with nginx it does.

Double check your /web folder for the index.html file. Also if you try do you get the drupal setup or page not found.

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