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File Manager using wrong file path

Thread began 7/28/2011 4:47 pm by emily425525 | Last modified 7/29/2011 5:12 pm by emily425525 | 2187 views | 6 replies

Jason ByrnesWebAssist

  Why is the HTML editor deciding that the site root is up one directory from where it actually is. Why is it using /htdocs/  



because that is the actual site root as far as the domain is concerned.


"Site" means different things in different contexts.

in mamp, the address:
localhost/

maps to the the htdocs directory

if you create a subdirectory:
htdocs/mysite/

the root of the site:
mysite/

is still at:
htdocs/

it is just looking up one directory from the root to:
htdocs/mysite/

by creating the subdirectory you are not creating a new website.

you can set mamp up to use subdomains which would map the new sudirectory to a new site address.

you could set it up to map the address:
mysite.localhost/

to the folder:
htdocs/mysite/

using the subdomain approach:
mysite.localhost/

the subdirectory now becomes a new site.

I think you are confusing the Dreamweaver "Site" concept and applying that to your sites host, the concept of the site host is different than that in Dreamweaver.


i found a tutorial for setting up sub domains in mamp here:
subdomains-for-mamp-dev-environment/

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