Linux Program and System Paths

Linux Program and System Paths

This is the usual setup for Linux based systems.

Path to Perl: /usr/bin/perl

Path to Sendmail: /usr/sbin/sendmail

Path to Date: /bin/date

Path to TCL: /usr/bin/tcl

Path to C++: /usr/bin/c++

Path to Java: /usr/local/java/bin

Path to Python: /usr/bin/python

Your WWW Directory

Your www directory is simply one level below your root, or home, directory. Either of the following two paths should work:


where “yourdomain” is your domain name without the top-level-domain extension (e.g., if your domain name is, the path to your www directory would be “/home/www/hostingmanual”.

All files you want to be publicly available from the web must be located in your www directory.