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I'm trying to use Parallels Plesk Panel 9.5.5 for Windows, and I'm trying to install Mediawiki using their installer. I want the wiki to be on the root of the domain, but I can't figure out what to put in this field


I found similiar questions on different sites that suggested using . or / and neither worked. httpdocs just placed an httpdocs folder inside the exisitng httpdocs folder. This is a required field so I can't leave it blank. It seems like this should be possible, any ideas?

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Installing in the domain root is not a good idea. What you're probably looking for is short URL configuration. mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Short_URL – Nemo Apr 6 '15 at 8:53

You probably need to try and find out the real directory on the file system. For example the root of our shared hosting is actually in /home/companyname. This info might be in the support info from your hosting company, or you might see it somewhere in Plesk.

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Apparently Plesk used to have an option called "Install to Document Root". That option doesn't exist anymore, and so we're not allowed/able to install to the home directory. We'd have to do a manual install.

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