I currently have the Magento software installed with all the files sitting in the Magento folder (per the install instructions) my website is http://www.ricecookies.com. Now that I have everything loaded, I see that all the page links read something like http://www.ricecookies.com/magento/electronics.html - It’s intuitive as to why this is the case, but as you guessed, I don’t want the “magneto” in the URL.
For practice, I deleted the files and re-installed Magento, pulling all the files/folders out of the Magento folder and re-installing them directly into the Web Root/public_html folder. Interestingly enough, everything seems to work great, specifically the “magneto” isn’t present in the URL’s.
I can certainly delete everything (again) and re-install the files/folders to the root, but I hate going against specific install directions provided by Magento. Here are my questions:
1) What are the consequences of installing the magneto files/folders directly into the root?
2) Will I experience functionality issues if I install the magneto files/folders directly into the root?
3) Why would Magento suggest installing the single folder, knowing all the URL’s would inevitably have “magento” in them?
4) Is there a way to remove the “magento” from the URL’s without having to re-install in root and against the Magento install directions?
Thanks in advance for your expert advice!