what is "domain.com/soandso" called?

Discussion in 'Web Hosting and Domain Names' started by pitchthewoo, Sep 30, 2011.

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  1. pitchthewoo

    pitchthewoo New Member

    i'm about to publish my first website and i think i understand domains and subdomains, but what do you called it when you have a domain name, followed by "slash" followed by something else? for example,


    when i register a site and i later find i want to add on "/somethingelse", do i have to pay again for that? or do i get rights to anything that is derived from site.com?
  2. n1c0_ds

    n1c0_ds New Member

    A directory.

    If you put an HTML file in the hello folder on your website (public_html/hello), then you'll be able to access it using yoursite.com/hello/file.html

    If you name your webpage index.html or index.php, your server will load this page when you just type in the directory.

    So if you type site.com/derivative, it will look for an index.html file in the derivative folder on your server. This is the same as typing site.com/derivative/index.html. If it's not there, it will display a list of the files.

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