Go up the root directory. Simple

I have my includes folder on public_html. I want to hide it so I’m moving up one folder to the root directory where noone can access it but me. I have this


I want to change that to make it to the root. I’ve tried variations of …/ to move up but I can’t find what works.

Does the following work?


If not, then try echoing out the path to see if it matches the directory tree.

For my localhost that would equate to

Not very helpful.

If you know you will always be calling from the same depth something like this should work (eg. from the top level public dir)

i.e. go up one level (out of public_html) then go into the nohttpaccess folder

Bingo. Thanks.