In regards to the sub directories.
well what happens is once I direct a domain to a sub directory folder.. it then becomes a root folder for that web address So that shoulddddd... in my estimation, eliminate there being a problem if this all needs to happen in a root folder for the shop to work. See, cuz when the domain goes looking to fetch its files.... the sub directory "WILLLL" be its root folder.
So your right, my plan is to eventually setup a sub directory for a test shop as well. keep the root directory clean. this is simply keeping our websites under one umbrella.. on the host server... from our local folder our files are organized exactly the same on our hard drives those folders also back up to a separate hard drives regularly.
So for now Im going to use the root folder to test the shop see what I need to know so it runs correctly with the idea mentioned above. Lol.. I have faith!!!