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PHP Enhancing a Simple PHP Application Cleaning URLs with Rewrite Rules Get Variables and Rewrite Rules

Wei-Ting Chen
Wei-Ting Chen
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How to know when should I use BASE_URL or ROOT_PATH?

Hi there, I know one is the root of the file and the other is the root of the server file,but how do you know when to use one or another? What's the difference in result?

1 Answer

Hi!

BASE_URL is a part of an URL, address that you paste into the browser's address field.

ROOT_PATH is a file system path, path that you use to open files and folders in OS X Finder or Windows Explorer.

So, when you refer to urls, you need to use BASE_URL, but when you work with files and folders on server you should use ROOT_PATH.