This explanation, though apparently rich in detail, is confusing to me.
Is there someplace in the wiki where you describe subdomains and directory structure more simply? With samples (i.e. Matttius' sample of forms was brilliant)? And free snacks? I've searched the forum and the wiki and haven't quite found the answer.
The cpanel (which I also used) gave us a clear view into the directory structure-- it was very similar to every server directory structure I had to work with as a web grunt. For example, my home directory looks like this in cpanel:
I can navigate up and down the directories (using ftp)
Within the /www I simply put in folders for myfriends or mytopics and when I use the URL http://mydomain.com/myfriends or http://mydomain.com/mytopic the index.html just shows up.
This doesn't work here-- dumb me, but I can't figure out how to point the redirect in the right way. (I tried the redirect after adding subdirectory). I tried to read more, but it sent me to unix for dummies site. Which was interesting but not directly applicable.
What should I read next? Can you check my current redirect to see what I did wrong? (ideatoprint.com/zachcourtney subdirectory).