Quote by Robert: The "public_html" folder is named "www" I am beginning to understand this must be a 'sym link'
No need for a symlink. Usually, simply copying everything from Geeklog's public_html folder into your www directory and changing $_CONF['path_html'] to read
PHP Formatted Code$_CONF['path_html'] = $_CONF['path'] . 'www/';
should have the desired effect.
Quote by Robert: If having files outside there isnt allowed by the hosting co., is it acceptable from a security standpoint to move all geeklog files to within the public area, but then use htaccess to protect them? Any advice appreciated. thanks.
Having the files outside of the document root is always the better solution. For example, my hosting service accidentally disabled .htaccess files once, in which case such a directory would be world-readable again. Under normal circumstances, it should be safe, though.