Finding the Absolute Path (Document Root)

For Web Hosting packages

In this article, we'll show you how to determine the absolute path of your website.

Determining the Absolute Path Through My IONOS

  • Log in to IONOS.
  • Click on the Hosting tile, and if necessary, select the appropriate package.
  • Click Use Webspace.
  • Click on the folder to which your domain is connected. In most cases, this is the root folder displayed at the top as a forward slash "/".
  • Click the folder name preceded by Path:, which you can find to the right of the + New Folder button.

The absolute path to your website will be shown in the window that opens.

Finding the Absolute Path Using a PHP Script

The following code example shows you how to display the path to the root directory of your webspace using PHP:


This is how you run the PHP script on your website:

  • Use a text editor to create a new file and copy the above code into it. Then, save the file using the extension .php. For example, save it as docroot.php.
  • Upload the script file to your webspace.
  • Go to the script using your browser. The address should be similar to . The output should look like this: /kunden/homepages/xx/dxxxxxxxxx/htdocs