What is the root directory or root folder of the website

Root directory the root directory or even the root of the site called the main section of any web resource. It stores all the folders and files that you upload to the server, there are also official documents.
The section name may be different depending on the provider whose services you use and the configuration of the server.

What to look for the root directory

It is in the root directory of the site are such important files like Sitemaps and robots.txt. This service files designed specifically for search engine robots.

Sitemap – is a kind of site map for robots. It contains information about the frequency of updates of website pages, their locations, their importance relative to each other and so on. This is a hint for scanners, which facilitates their work and provides proper indexing of pages.
Please note that the Sitemap you have to add yourself, but a file robots.txt in the root directory probably already exists. You can replace it on your own.

File robots.txt contains directives for search engines, which tells what pages to index and which not. You can include instructions for specific robots of certain search engines (e.g. Yandex or just for Google).

Thus, if you seriously intend to promote your site in search networks to search for these files and edit them you just need.

Many novice webmasters first encounter with the concept of the root directory, trying to register in Yandex.Webmaster. In order to confirm their right to control a website, you need to make the html code page or to load a specific file in the root directory of the website. That was then, and have to wrestle with is: where is this mysterious directory?

How to find the root directory

In order to find the root of the site, you should not go to the control panel, panel hosting, hosting your web resource.
Most often a directory called www, domains, HTDOCS, /public_html. So, hosting "Gino" is the folder called domains.

In the blog on WordPress the root folder contains the sections of wp-admin, wp-content and wp-includes. Seeing topics with the same name, you may well be firmly assured that you are in the correct directory.