This article will explain how to get change root document for your primary domain. You need to have root access to change the main/primary domain document root in cPanel, Use following steps to change document root of your primary domain in cPanel/whm.
Once you login through SSH edit the following file:
Replace USERNAME and DOMAIN.COM with your actual info.
Find these two lines:
documentroot: /home/USERNAME/public_html path: /home/USERNAME/public_html/cgi-bin
And, edit them accordingly:
documentroot: /home/USERNAME/public_html/NEW_PATH path: /home/USERNAME/public_html/NEW_PATH/cgi-bin
Save file, and delete the cache file for that domain:
rm -fv /var/cpanel/userdata/USERNAME/DOMAIN.COM.cache
If your domain has an SSL certificate installed, edit the below file in the same way as above:
And, delete the cache file:
Finally, When finished editing the document root, run the following commands:
/scripts/updateuserdatacache Service httpd restart
That’s all. Check your site for reflecting changes.