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How to Rename Your Web Application FolderMay 15, 2017

 

In this KB

  • How you can rename your web application folder
  • Important Notes

 

Renaming your web application’s folders helps you easily identify specific applications when accessing the server via SSH or SFTP.

Step 1: Select Application

Log into the Cloudways Platform with your credentials. Click on Applications in the top menu bar and then select your target application from the list.

Application Management

Step 2: Rename Application Folder

Now, under the Application Management area, you can simply rename and save the folder as shown in the figure below. That’s it!

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Important Notes:

While accessing the server via SSH or SFTP you would now see two folders:

  1. The new folder name that you have set. This is a symlink and does not consume space, so there is nothing to worry about.
  2. The old folder name of your application. This is a hardlink and does not need to be removed.

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2 Responses

  1. Tevya says:

    In the console the help flyout says “This will rename your application folder by creating a symbolic link to your supplied name.” What does that mean? So it won’t actually rename it? What will the folder look like via SFTP?

    • admin says:

      Hi Tevya,

      The rename option will only create a symbolic link of your web application folder for better identification. The app folder will display with the same name that you have set (symlink) along with the actual folder name, both under SSH and SFTP.

      Cloudways Team

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