I've the URL http://localhost/mydirector/, I wish to echo mydirectory and never possess a 404 error. mydirectory doesn't exist like a directory, but is taken as username. I'm using Home windows/apache/MySQL,PHP. All of this happening on localhost or 127...1
if mod_rewrite is not what you would like, perhaps you have looked into mod_userdir?
You should utilize mod_rewrite to ensure that it internally rewrites the Hyperlink to another URL.
You'll be able to have index.php to see and echo the 'z' parameter value.
There's enough detailed information online around the internet about using mod_rewrite to get this done. For instance: http://articles.sitepoint.com/article/guide-url-rewriting