Find my website's root directory
You can find your root directory for each domain name in your Web & Classic hosting account. When visitors enter your domain name in a Web browser, they will see the content in your root directory. You need to know your root directory to manually upload files via FTP and install applications, such as Joomla! or WordPress.
- Log in to your GoDaddy account and open your product. (Need help opening your product?)
- From the More menu, select Hosted Domains.
- The root directory of your domain is listed under the Folder column. Take note of the root directoy and see Next steps below.
Domain type Root directory Primary domain Symbolized as a single forward slash
/, or as a blank field.
Addon (secondary) domains The root directory is displayed under the Folder heading.
Subdomains Next to the domain name the subdomain was created under, click Manage. The root directory is displayed under the Folder heading.
- Now that you know your root directory, you can manually upload your website files.
- You can also install applications to the root directory, such as WordPress or Joomla!.
- Manually backup your files anytime to save them locally.