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In short, yes you are correct. The only big part of the equation you are missing is server-side URL rewriting - where essentially a request for http://www.example.com/aaa could be internally redirected by the web server software to http://www.example.com/get-page.php?home=aaa.html as a method of having more user-friendly URL's or pretty URL's. If your ...


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If your server is apache with mod_rewrite installed, then you can use friendly urls that map to real urls with the query strings then users only see the friendly urls. Here's some code to put in .htaccess: RewriteEngine On RewriteRule ^section/(.*)$ /path/to/specialpage.php?section=$1 [L] Basically what these lines do is allow one to put in a friendly ...


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While I certainly wouldn't consider it best practice, nor appropriate to do this without informing the customer, it is possible that your hosting provider, if they also manage your domain name and DNS settings, could have moved your website to different server either temporarily or permanently in order to keep your website online while carrying out ...


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Number one reason: To earn a mass audience. I'm still using older software along with two web browsers that sometimes I have to switch in-between because the developer adds code to the website that is incompatible with one browser. Consider people who are in countries that don't have access to the latest hardware and software (yet). You'll want to support ...



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