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Difference between base url and root path command

Hello all,

It may be an odd question but when should i use base url command and when should i use root path command. I mean how do i know what to use and when, i see that sometimes we are using the relative directory to locate the page. Please help.

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base_url is generally going to be used when you are doing front end stuff like linking images/css/js etc. So when you are creating webpages that is generally the most used one in my experience.

root path will be used to reference the path to your web server, so if you were going to be uploading files/including php files, or handling things on server side you would be more likely to reference the root path.