Differences between domains, sub-domains and directories

Put simply, a domain is what you would usually refer to as your website’s URL.

An example of a domain: wphosting.com.au (or http://wphosting.com.au)

– Notice the domain name and .com.au extension?

An example of a sub-domain: hello.wphosting.com.au (or http://hello.wphosting.com.au)

– Notice the sub-domain name “hello” followed by a dot “.”?

An example of a directory: wphosting.com.au/hello (or http://wphosting.com.au/hello)

– Notice the forward-slash “/” then the directory name “hello”?

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