nginx & ispconfig document folders

what is happening with nginx and ispconfig when i create a site with ispconfig i see the following structure /var/www/ and -> /var/www/clients/client1/web2/ which links to how is this possible and what should i do when creating a site? also when i create a ftp-user in ispconfig it also uploads it content in /var/www/clients/client1/web2/ instead of /var/www/

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This is called Symbolic Link and its axtremely helpful for hiding long paths.

sudo ln -s <source_path> <target_path>

When you’re using ISPconfig it actually uses the normal (long) path becayse the symbolic link doesnt really exists. Its just like a shortcut.