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Docroot definition¶

The docroot directory can have any name. Depending on your hosting environment, you can name the docroot directory htdocs, public_html, www, or even docroot. To identify the docroot directory, look for Drupal’s index.php file.
When you encounter docroot in a documented directory path, substitute docroot with the actual application path for your environment. If there is an extended path, such as docroot/sites/all, append /sites/all to the actual path of docroot.
If you host your website on Acquia Cloud, the docroot is a directory called /var/www/html/sitename.env/docroot. The directory and its files are read-only, except for the files stored in the user-uploaded files path (such as /sites/default/files). You can only send files and changes to your website’s code files using a version control system (VCS), including Git.