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    virtual folder

    what does virtual folder on the web server mean ?

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    The Prancing Pirate
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    A Virtual Server is fully functioning Web Server that resides within the same physical location of a true Web Server. Multiple Virtual Servers can reside on a single Web Server. This technology sprang up in the mid 1990's and has allowed business and persons to have the benefits of a Web Server at a very feasible rate.

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    This is where a server is split, using software, into two or more segments, which are apportioned to different customers. From the customer standpoint it will 'feel' as if they have the server to themselves, by having limited, but guaranteed sources to use. They can have full administrative rights to the server as they are in a sense 'fenced' in. This is a mid point between shared and dedicated, but isn'ta very popular offering.

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    An account on a web hosting server, usually linked to its own domain. This provides an inexpensive way to run a web site with its own top level domain, and is usually indistinguishable from having a separate physical server, except that the virtual server may share an IP address with other virtual servers on the same machine. A virtual server account is fine for most uses, but will often be slower to respond than a dedicated server, and physical access to the machine will seldom be allowed. ...
    And so it follows that a virtual folder is where a certain one of the virtual servers' files reside. Or at least, that's what I assume the term means - I haven't come across it before..

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    Just Another Geek
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    A virtual folder is a folder that exists on the website like http://mysite/folder/virtfolder/ .

    Folder maybe an actual folder (directory) inside the webroot.. Virtfolder can be a virtual folder that doesn't exist in the real directory but the webserver "maps" this to an actual folder..

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    http://weblogs.asp.net/owscott/archi.../10/87262.aspx
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    Thanks sir dice, got it.

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