Document Root Changes
Updating the document root folder for a domain name changes the actual location in which the site is stored. Your primary domain is rooted in the public_html folder by default, while Addon Domains are rooted to public_html/addondomain.com.
Change Document Root for an Addon or Subdomain
To change the document root for an addon or subdomain, you can do the following:
- Log into cPanel.
- In the Domains section, click Addon Domains or Subdomains depending on which you'd like to modify.
- In the Modify Domain section at the bottom of the page, click the icon next to the current document root for the domain you wish to modify.
- In the popup window, enter the new document root and click Change.
Change Document Root for a Primary Domain
It is not recommended to change the primary domain's document root. This can be done, but within a cpanel environment can cause large issues, so will not be performed on shared hosting.
You may request to modify the primary domain, or username, if possible however.