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    How to find absolute path on a web-server (using PHP)

    30th April 2007

    When using PHP, the simplest way to find the absolute path of your files/folders on the server is by creating a simple path.php file with the following contents (click on the “Plain text” box header for copy-pasting):

    1. <?php
    2. echo realpath(dirname(__FILE__));
    3. ?>

    Put the new file anywhere in the web-accessible folder on your server,
    then just access that file from your favourite web-browser – and you’ll have the absolute path shown to you.

    Alternatively, you may use the following code:

    1. <?php
    2. echo getcwd();
    3. ?>

    This also should display the absolute path on your server.

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