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I just thought of this and was wondering if it is possible. So similar to how you can relatively reference a parent folder using ../. Is there a way to access a parent directory if a domain name is associated with a sub-folder. For instance, on my server, I have a certain web site on 192.168.1.23/Site. I have an associated shorter url connected to it. For instance site.co.nr. Is there a way to get to 192.168.1.23 (or there associated ethernet IP) home directory using relative addresses using site.co.nr? Maybe like ../site.co.nr? Or something like that? Sorry if this is stupid, I am just curious. Thanks!

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Maybe i am not comprehending your question, but usually when you have the site setup on a subfolder, you simply configure your web server's home directory to be that of the subfolder, rather than the root folder.

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Maybe my question was just silly. With what you just said in mind, can you access that parent directory from the server's new home directory which is in fact a sub directory of the parent ^?

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My answer and based on my experience, i would say no. Using relative paths, the highest you'll get is to the root of the web application (even if that root is a sub-directory of some other directory in the file system). Think about a web server that hosts multiple web sites. The directory structure may be that you have a folder called "websites" with multiple sub directories, each with sub-directory being a website. When you configure the various websites in your web server application, each is independent of each other. Regardless if they follow a parent/subdomain namespace, or not, as you (within your web app) move up the path "../", you'll stop at the root of the web.

I am thinking..thinking..are there any tricks or exceptions...hmmm.. cant think of any. would like to hear from someone if there is method, other than specifying the absolute URL of the parent website.

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