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Basic Domain Questions

Started by indulge, May 01, 2006, 07:48:07 PM

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Hello. I recently bought a domain from and set it up so that it's linked to my account here on, but I have a couple quick questions I was hoping someone could answer for me.

First, when I use my FTP client, am I still connecting to or is there a different server to which I connect? Also, when linking images or pages in my coding, is it still [or] or is it now [or]?

Sorry if these seem like incredibly basic questions, but this is the first time I've worked with a domain like this.

Thank you for your help. :)


You still connect to and it doesn't matter which you link to but it looks better if you link to


Great! Thank you so much, Evilsprouts. :)


QuoteAlso, when linking images or pages in my coding, is it still [or] or is it now [or]?

From now on you should make it a habit to use relative path coding, its much better for various reasons.

That means, <img src="hey.gif"> will look for the image hey.gif in the same folder as the html page displaying it. This means it writes the url in for you, so if they visit your page with, it will automatically look for the image at, and if you put it will look there.

"cool/hey.gif" tells it to look for the picture hey.gif in a subdirectory of the folder the HTML page is in called cool.
"../hey.gif" tells it to look in "one level up" of folders. IE, if you are in the Sub directory cool, ../ will take you back to the home directory, as it is the next highest level.

So as you can see there are various uses for using relative paths. It means if you need to change the domain to your site, or anything like that, you don't have to make any physical changes of links on the page. It also means you can test your site at both and, where as absolute path will simply make the links on both of them lead to the former, so you can't really test it on the freepgs link if you need to.


I believe you can use the address to log on to your ftp server.