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Hot to organize web app folder?

This is example that I use with my common projects:

/home/webmaster/www/sitename.com/
                    └── doc # documentation, helpful information
                    └── log # folder for server logs for that website
                    └── htdocs # folder for app
                        # In case of Laravel
                        # └── app
                        # └── bootstrap
                        # └── public
                        # ...
                    └── backup
                    └── ...

But when I use some framework like Laravel I had project name htdocs, which is not very semantic and meaningful. What approach do you use?

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I would usually advice you to use a framework and stick to their structure. For example, with Laravel 4, you have all the logic inside the app folder and the website under the publicfolder

This are guys that have put a lot of work in their structure, so I would recommend you to go with it.

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You mean put all folders (log,doc etc.) inside Laravel app folder and use it as root folder? (www/sitename/public,vendor,log and others) –  Sonique Jun 11 '14 at 19:19
    
Laravel has its own log files and functions. Why not use those? For documentation, you can use what you wish, even though I would use the app folder –  Dbugger Jun 11 '14 at 20:32

Whatever works for you and gets documented...

The only thing I really care about is that web applications can be installed in and/or accessed from an arbitrary subdirectory and don't expect exclusive use of the root directory.

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