What are reserved directories that I cannot use?

As you set up your site, you will need to decide where to put different files and how to organize your directories. There are a couple of directory names you should not use.

Apache is the server level program responsible for displaying webpages. Within the configuration file for Apache, there are a couple of aliases that it uses for directories. These are /manual/ and /icons/.

Due to this, you should not use these names for any directories. If you have a file called mypage.html in a directory called /manual and type in http://yourdomain.com/manual/mypage.html, then Apache will look its own directory for mypage.html and since there is no page with that name there, it will return a 404 Page Not Found Error. The same would be true for /icons/mypage.html or /icons/myimage.gif.

The solution is to use a different name for these directories, excluding mymanual or myicons.

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