A file path describes the location of a file in a web site’s folder structure.
File paths are used when linking to external files like:
An absolute file path is the full URL to an internet file:
A relative file path points to a file relative to the current page.
In this example, the file path points to a file in the images folder located at the root of the current web:
In this example, the file path points to a file in the images folder located in the folder one level above the current folder:
It is best practice to use relative file paths (if possible).
When using relative file paths, your web pages will not be bound to your current base URL. All links will work on your own computer (localhost) as well as on your current public domain and your future public domains.