are url's case sensitive

Posted on 2014-10-31
Last Modified: 2014-10-31
Just bought a domain Name and typed in all lower case thinking it did not matter.
Will this ever cause any issues if i use mixed case ?
Question by:isnoend2001
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by:Kyle Abrahams
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URLs are case sensitive.

But DOMAIN names (eg: Google.Com) are not.

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Tim Phillips earned 167 total points
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It shouldn't matter for the URL, but it DOES matter for pages.  So, and will work.  However, and are different pages.
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Gary earned 165 total points
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, and are different pages
Only on Linux servers, Windows doesn't care (though you can make it care) but search engines see them as different pages.
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ID: 40416142
How about: and
would this matter ?

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ID: 40416148
All my pages will be asp on windows servers, so if i ever switched to Linux i could have issues
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ID: 40416158 and - are the same, no difference as far as any webserver is concerned

As has been said the domain name makes no difference - it's just the rest of the url that can have problems.

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