The special folders are:
cgi-bin: read and execute permissions
This folder can contain files which need
execute permissions, such as cgi (written in Perl) and some Php files. It
doesn't have any writing permissions, but the files in the folder can be reached via browser.
mdb-database: write permissions
This folder must contain the databases:
it cannot be reached via browser therefore any pages put in this folder cannot be reached
but, at the same time, the included databases cannot be downloaded.
Public: write and read permissions
This folder can contain all the files on which you need to write, perform manipulations
via script, create on-the-fly files through the supported languages: forums, guestbook, counters [to see the guide for
creating counters: click on examples and guides in the left menu vademecum.aruba.it/main/] and similar ones which use text files
to be edited need to be put in this folder, or subfolders, or the writing
output needs to be directed to this folder.
App_Data: write permissions
The App_Data folder is, in the framework, the default folder used to position
all the data sources: if you wish to use an application (e.g. a forum) for the
data storage, you will need to use this folder which has the same configuration
as the mdb-database folder (therefore the files in this folder cannot be reached
Such special folders will be created both in the web space
of the domains in Windows Hosting hosted on Windows 2003 platform, and on domains
with Windows Hosting based on 2008 platform.
In both cases the characteristics of the folders will be the same, with the
only difference that, if the web space is based on Windows
2008 platform, in each folder web.config files will be created.
Deleting or editing
these files may cause the folders to not work correctly.
N.B. The App_Data folder does NOT indicate that
is possible to upload MDF files (or rather SQL Server files) in the web space.
The App_Data folder can be used for all others
devices (mdb, xml, text files etc).
All the special folders allow the inheritance of the permissions
to any subfolders created via ftp or frontpage.
For those with Windows Hosting service based on Windows
2003 and previous platforms, the following folders will also be created automatically
in the web space: _private folders and folders starting with _vti_, part of the Front page extensions and
which need to be managed only through Front Page itself.
N.B.: the Front Page application is not supported
and cannot therefore be used on Windows Hosting services based on Windows 2008