A home directory, cited very often in our knowledgebase, is the location in which all files for a particular user are stored. A home directory is located in
/home and named after the user. For example, if your username is “steve“, then a home directory for steve is
/home/steve. If a user is named example, then the home directory for example is
/home/example, and so forth.
This location is static and may not be changed per-user without renaming the user under User > Manage Users within the control panel.
Tilde (~) notation
When referring to directories, a special notation, tilde (~) is used to refer to your home directory. For example, as the user steve,
~/mydir/ refers to