In the context of the directories at the server, is the root folder. The www part in is a subdirectory or a subdomain which usually redirects to the root folder. The “www” prefix has no meaning in the way the main Web site is shown. The “www” prefix is simply one choice for a Web site’s host name. It is mostly used because a host name for the web-server is often ‘www’.

If you are using an Apache server to host your site, then the best way to redirect visitors from to is by using a .htaccess file.

.htaccess file is the one that has the configuration settings for the particular directory it is placed in. If you are using your hosting provider’s file manager menu then in many cases you may not be able to see the .htaccess file in your root menu. In that case you can download FileZilla, an excellent open-source FTP client. After locating your .htaccess file and downloading it, it is a good idea to make a copy(with original settings) of it first as a backup.

Now to redirect from non-www to www enter the following code in the top of the .htaccess file: (more…)

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  • Hello Everyone

    Since last year, whenever I read any informative and enticing blog post, I always asked this question to myself; ‘when am I going to start one?’.

    But last month I read a post, ‘Why make Site Prototypes?’ by Greg Wolejko. After reading this post, I thought to myself that not only is this post real educative, but also, it is like a valuable contribution, a fun and cool way of giving the world something that others can benefit from, like Open Source.

    Going to and downloading the latest 2.6 build was the only choice I was left with now, for a number of reasons:

    • I had to start a blog myself; ‘Ain’t no stopping me now!’.
    • I believed myself to be technically sound enough to host my own blog (although WordPress makes the job a piece of cake!).
    • WordPress was the obvious reason because of its usability, dynamics and */read text between brackets of point two/* (for the fear of sounding repetitive).
    • Hosting is real cheap these days.   (more…)