I'm developing a new website to replace our old website. The URL the dev site is
188.8.131.52/~abc/ (not that IP exactly) because that's what HostGator gave me to use. Once complete, I'll change DNS servers so our domian name points to that server and not our old one.
I'm using Drupal and am taking great care to keep all links relative. However, because of the
/~abc/ in the dev URL, it's not always possible to keep it relative and many links will break. Within the Drupal system or anywhere Drupal PHP is used, like for menus, it can figure out the URL on it's own. But for any images and links entered into the WYSIWYG, those will break.
Can a soft link fix this problem? Should I use the command
ln -s /~abc /? Will the URL
example.org/~abc/node/1 then show the page
I know this is not ideal for SEO, maintenance, and other reasons. But it would make the migration much smoother and quicker.