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Difference between root index.php and pub directory index.php in Magento2?

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Can any one tell me the logical difference between of using index.php in root directory and pub directory when we go live to point domain then which index.php should be pointed by domain?

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Magento 2 generally use /index.php in root file. But when you will go live and change the mode to production Magento will use pub/index.php.

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Magento2 uses the /index.php is mainly for the CLI commands where there is no use of media and static folders. But while you access the website, you need to point to the index.php only. Because the media paths were defined only in pub/index.php.


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Difference between root index.php and pub directory index.php in Magento2?

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Can any one tell me the logical difference between of using index.php in root directory and pub directory when we go live to point domain then which index.php should be pointed by domain?


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Magento 2 generally use /index.php in root file. But when you will go live and change the mode to production Magento will use pub/index.php.

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this doesn't work on magento 2.2.3 , after changing mode to production it still uses root index.php file. - Naveed Asim Oct 25 at 7:40

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