Rules on file names

Category: Server Usage

2013-07-01 1:37 pm EST

Hits: 1,172
What are the rules for filenames to be uploaded to the server per HTML form? What special characters cannot be used? Is there a way for InMotion to give exception to rules for users?

User: rfqcta5


You must login before you can ask a follow up question.

You must login before you can submit an answer.



21,572 Points
2013-07-01 1:51 pm EST
Hello Mikecam3,

Thanks for the question! The webserver that you're using is running on a form of Linux, so the naming conventions for file names will be based on that operating system. File names are pretty much limited to alphanumeric, the underscore and dash. We have an article called Best practices for naming files in Linux. Remember that the server is capital sensitive, so if you name a file "FILENAME", it will be a separate file from "filename".

Unfortunately, there is no way to make exceptions for the rules. I hope this provides the answer you need. Please let us know if you require any further assistance.

Arnel C.

You must login before you can post a comment about this answer.

Like this Question?

Support Center Login

Social Media Login

Related Articles

It looks like there are no related articles.
Would you like to ask a question about this page? If so, click the button below!
Ask a Question

Need more Help?


Ask the Community!

Get help with your questions from our community of like-minded hosting users and InMotion Hosting Staff.

Current Customers

Chat: Click to Chat Now E-mail:
Call: 888-321-HOST (4678) Ticket: Submit a Support Ticket

Not a Customer?

Get web hosting from a company that is here to help. Sign up today!