Home Directory

Your home directory is you own, private directory on the Uberspace host. It is a directory with the same name as your user account, stored within the /home directory. So if your Uberspace account is named eliza, you home directory is /home/eliza.

What Should I Put Here?

The general rule is: Anything you don’t want anyone else to see, especially any files you don’t want to be accessible by the web server.

Default Files and Folders

.bash*

The .bash_profile, .bashrc and .bash_logout files are the configuration, startup and logout scripts for the Bash Shell. .bash_profile is a script that is executed when you log in via SSH and will include .bashrc. If you want to run any commands automatically whenever you log in, add them to .bash_profile. .bash_logout is executed when you log out. After your first login, .bash_history will be added automatically and logs all you shell commands so you can re-run them later.

In many contexts, the tilde ~ can be used as a placeholder for your home directory.

etc

The etc folder is reserved for configuration files of any kind. Most importantly, this includes your supervisord configuration in etc/services.d.

bin

Within the bin directory executables installed by custom tools or written by yourself can be stored. They can then be called like normal commands.

html

html is a symbolic link to your documentroot. Anything in there is accessible to the web server, and thus to the public.

logs

A directory to store log files.

Maildir

Your emails and IMAP folders are stored in this directory.

users

Your additional Mailboxes. This folder only exists if you set up mailboxes with uberspace mail user add.

.my.cnf

This is your MySQL settings file.

.qmail*

.qmail files (“dotqmail files”) are used to add email aliases or forwarding addresses.

.ssh

The .ssh directory contains your SSH configuration.

tmp

A directory for temporary files.

.zshrc

The configuration file for the Z Shell.