VSD, Subdirectories, relative...

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I have a technical question which I need answered before I start uploading a website onto S-Drive. I'll try to be as clear as possible because it's a little complicated. I have a kinda online newspaper/magazine. Once an article has been up awhile, I archive it in a sub-folder but still make it available to read by linking to it via an index of past articles that appears as a past articles page on the website:

WWW.MYWEBSITE.COM
html article files, flash stuff, etc
FILES FOLDER (for images)

ARCHIVE FOLDER
html past article files, flash stuff, etc.
FILES FOLDER (for past articles images)

A link to a past article from MYWEBSITE goes like this:
http://www.MYWEBSITE.com/ARCHIVE/past-article-name.html
(there's a button on past articles to take the reader back to MYWEBSITE)

I use Direct FTP to move an article into the ARCHIVE folder, and copy the associated images for the article into the ACHIVE/FILES folder. Then I put a link to it on the MYWEBSITE past articles page. The end result is I only keep my active/current pages in my VSD MYWEBSITE setup, so when I publish it fewer pages and date-time stamps have to be checked so it loads faster. I have a slow Internet connection.

Now. If I load this thing onto S-Drive will the sub-directory structure above still work? Will I be able to use FTPDirect to move files into the ARCHIVE folder? Does relative referencing of files still operate on S-Drive as it does on normal servers?

And finally, how does the naming convention work in S-Drive for referencing sub-directory files? Can I still use the http://www.MYWEBSITE.com/.... setup after I CNAME the thing, or do I get into a whole other naming/linking thing?

This is the past articles page setup I currently have on my traditional server:
http://www.new-plains.com/PastArticles.html

Thanks in advance to anyone who can help.
-Mike
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S-Drive works just like a "traditional server" so your setup will work so long as you have enough memory with whatever plan you choose to host all those files.

The only slight difference is that you can change whether your site or stream is defaulted to the main directory; this means either you have your stream and then a /site folder for your site, or your site and then a /stream folder for your stream.
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Memory or disk space? :)
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Tom wrote:
Memory or disk space? :)


Isn't disk space just a measure of memory? :P
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No it is not. It is actually two separate and unrelated resources on a server.
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Then what's memory? :o
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Zac wrote:
Then what's memory? :o


http://computer.howstuffworks.com/computer-memory.htm
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Ok, well where I come from, we usually talk about disk space as memory, and individually specify things like RAM as such...

I think Tom just likes making me look bad. :)
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Well in the South they like to call all soda's a "Coke". So when you order a Coke they ask you what kind and you reply with Dr. Pepper.

So screwy.... ;)
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Your desk may hold lots of items in the drawers but to do something with those items, you need to fetch them out of the drawer and place them on the desktop. :)

Zac wrote:
Ok, well where I come from, we usually talk about disk space as memory, and individually specify things like RAM as such...

I think Tom just likes making me look bad. :)

Not really. The importance of differentiating the two when it comes to hosting is the cost, as well as the processes allowed to consume memory.
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