Sorry if it's a basic question - why do people of the internet have to enter /dir. after my domain name and .com

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MajorDomo / 5 Points
2012-12-13 9:39 am EST
General Server Setup
I am just learning how to do a blog here and I thought I had it set up but a friend who was checking it cannot go right into the domain. He had to add the /dir. extension. Are my files in the wrong place?

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3,713 Points
2012-12-13 10:16 am EST
Hello MajorDomo, and thanks for your question.

It looks like you had a WordPress installation at one point in your main document root for your website which is /public_html/. However that install mentions a database in the wp-config.php file that no longer exists on the server.

You then have another WordPress installation located in your /public_html/dir./ directory. Which is the one you're talking about here.

There are a few ways to correct this issue, we could change your website's document root so that it was just the /public_html/dir./ directory. This would make it so that the WordPress installation would be the main website for your domain. Doing it this way other files in /public_html/ would not be accessible, only files uploaded to the /public_html/dir./ directory.

Another option is you could learn about running WordPress from a sub directory , or move your WordPress install to a different folder.

If you had any other questions at all or ran into any problems along the way please don't hesitate to ask for help.

- Jacob

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