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Subdomain is a domain which is a part of a larger domain. For example, 'sub.example.com' is subdomain of 'example.com' domain.

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If Google penalizes main domain, will it affect subdomain too?

I have a social bookmarking site that has very little search engine traffic. Most likely, the reason is that almost all content is copied content. Usually what users do is just copy the first 2 or 3 ...
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Is it possible to use multiple sub domains using only one WordPress install [closed]

I'm helping a friend of mine with his website, he's an artist and he makes music and films. He wants to have 2 separate websites using sub domains e.g: music.example.com films.example.com I want ...
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which one is good from seo point of view - a hosted sub-domain or a pointed sub-domain? [closed]

Hosting a sub domain - seo.abc.com, with independent hosting is good for SEO point of view? OR If not, there is another way like - create folder structure abc.com/seo/ and point it to sub-domain ...
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Redirecting domain to subfolder, one hosting account, avoid redirect loop. masking?

i know similar questions have been asked, but i've been at this for weeks. please humor me! i have two domains (giving actual domain names for simplicity and also to avoid in-head conversions for my ...
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Subdomain connection time out

I created a subdomain, but the connection just times out. I checked the zone file and I have one (A)ddress record with a wild card (*) pointing to my server's IP address. As far as I understand, ...
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Can I place a robots.txt file inside a subdomain and it only affect that subdomain and not the root domain?

Can I place a robots.txt file inside a subdomain and it only affect that subdomain and not the root domain? For example: I have example.com and mysubdomain.example.com. mysite.com already has a ...
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Linode subdomains: point foo.bar.com to bar.com/foo

How do I set this type of subdomain in linode? foo.bar.com to bar.com/foo? Bar.com is via namecheap and is pointed at my linode.
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Any consequence in using a subdomain instead of a stand alone domain

I am trying to find out the best route to take with a multi-tenant environment that will share the same code base on a server and still get good SEO. I can either do football.exposurevents.com or go ...
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How to redirect parked domain to main domain but still show the parked domain in address bar

I have a main hosting registered with the domain example.com. The hosting allows me to park another domain. I want that any person that access to example2.com be redirected to sub.example.com. In this ...
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Is it possible to configure a .htaccess file to access example.com/subdomain/ without any redirects?

I need to configure 2 CMS's on a domain. The first is on example.com. The other is on subdomain.example.com. Is it possible to configure a .htaccess file so that the second CMS is accessible as ...
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Any evidence that subdomain can help with domain authority and vice-versa?

Many articles about subdomain vs subfolders report that subdomains can help with the domain authority of the parent domain and vice versa (I am assuming one owns both domain names). Yet, I cannot find ...
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URL strategy for local business and multilingual website [duplicate]

I'm trying to find the best structure for a local business service that has a multilingual website. Actually, the website has a simple structure: www.brand.com/fr/ www.brand.com/en/ I'm considering ...
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How to understand scheme://host.domain:port/path/filename?

I'm learning HTML at www.w3schools.com/html/html_urlencode.asp and don't understand this sentence: host - defines the domain host (default host for http is www) Example ...
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One website for two different businesses will cause SEO problems? [duplicate]

I want to do 2 separate businesses at same time one IT Tech Support another Web Design and originally was going to go with two separate domains and market them separately however cannot find a decent ...
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I can't access a subdomain, .htaccess [closed]

I made a subdomain for my website, something lilke test.example.com. In the main folder of the webhost I do not have any .htaccess file, but in the folder "test" I have one. when I access the ...
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Does a Name Server change on a domain also affect Name Servers of sub-domains of that domain?

We've got a web application product whose home page is at, for example, abcd.com One of our clients is running the web application on a sub domain. E.g. customer.abcd.com Both domains are currently ...
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Is example1.mysite.com called multiple domain or subdomain?

I have these sites, example1.mysite.com, example2.mysite.com, ... etc. I was wondering what is the proper term for that? I heard multi-domain, and subdomain being used. Are they interchangeable, if ...
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Traffic difference between sub-domain.example.com AND example.com/sub-domain

It is possible to create sub-domains for a website in these two ways: sub-domain.example.com example.com/sub-domain example.com is the main website. Between the above implementations is there any ...
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SEO - Does Google properly handle hreflang tags with links that just change the language settings in a session cookie?

I am currently working on a website that is available in multiple languages. I put some effort in atomatically detecting the users preferred language. This itself is working great. I also offer ...
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How to redirect a domain to IP+port?

I have a website on localhost. On the other hand, I have a program running on localhost:8067. I would like to manage the next: Type localhost on the URL and go to the website. Type my.domain.com on ...
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How to make Google consider subdomain as part of the main website in SEO?

I have a well ranked website on Google and Bing. In the last few months I've been feeding a blog for my webpage and now I'm trying to rank it on Google and Bing just like I did with my website. ...
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Subdomains vs. URL Path in shareable links

I am building a web application for questions and answers. Each question/answer page has all the required metadata for Facebook and Twitter, and we encourage users to share these pages. I have a ...
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practical reasons for using separate domains instead of subdomains?

Quite often, I see web sites that draw resources from multiple domains. Made up example: Foo Bar Ltd has a main web site at foobar.com, which references files at fbltdcdn.com and foobar-rewards.net. ...
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How do I prevent subdomain finders finding subdomains on my server?

How do I prevent the following website and similar tools finding subdomains of domains in my server? https://pentest-tools.com/reconnaissance/find-subdomains-of-domain
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Cookie security risk between primary domain and a CMS on a subdomain

Without making the question too general, I am looking to discover the specific risks associated with cookies between my primary domain hosting HTML content only, to a subdomain that is hosting ...
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Removing the subdomain as a subdirectory in Apache

I simply trying to make my webpage come up as owncloud.example.com instead of owncloud.example.com/owncloud. I am running Ubuntu 14.04 and Apache 2.4, and using OpenSSL. I have tried changing ...
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What might be the benefits in regards to pay-per-click (PPC) for sub-folders vs. microsites

I have a client that has a single main site and multiple franchise micro-sites. The micro-sites have most of the functionality that the parent site does but the content is restricted to a specific ...
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Does servicing an API from a subdomain make your app slower?

I have a single-page application (SPA) application located in application.com, and I want to serve the API from api.application.com. Since this is a Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) browser ...
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How can I add 'sub1.sub2.domain.com' to my GoDaddy hosting account?

I'm using GoDaddy's Ultimate hosting plan, and I'd like to know how to add sub.sub domain to it. For example, I want to create a site as es.n.domain.com. However, GoDaddy tells me when I add the dot ...
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Home Domain router question

I'm hosting my own website and email server at home on my own network. I have ports fowarded and working for the most part. I'm currently using namecheap.com dns servers and foward requests to my IP. ...
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Subdomain Masking, redirection already provided

I'm using a server which allows me to create and redirect subdomains. However, it is reflected on the address URL bar. What I want is to keep subdomain.domain.com as base URL for the subdirectories ...
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Creating a subdomain of a free subdomain

I have a free subdomain and was wondering if I could create a subdomain of that subdomain. e.g foo.bar.example.com
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Should I setup a new Google Analytics profile after a site overhaul?

We are transitioning our in house eCommerce site to Magento. We currently have done a soft roll-out of the Magento site side-by-side with our current site, making it a subdomain using www1. Magento ...
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Subdomain redirects to subdirectory [duplicate]

Supposing I have folder called "support" inside root folder "/public_html". I've added a subdomain in my server's panel so that when going to "support.mydomain.com" it redirects to ...
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Best way to move site from subdomain to root through cPanel?

I have an old Wordpress blog hosted on a subdomain (sub.mysite.com) with hundreds of posts. The root domain is actually empty and redirected to the subdomain. Now I want to move the site from the ...
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How to prevent a 404 Error when creating a subdomain and using www to access it?

I have installed a multi-site installation of WordPress onto my domain. I then added the necessary code to the wp-config.php file and .htaccess as instructed by WordPress. I also installed a plugin ...
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Redirect root path on root domain to subdomain

Say there's a web application that runs on example.com, would there be a penalty for 301 redirecting the root of the domain (example.com/) to subdomain.example.com for purposes of hosting the ...
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Could too many backlinks from subdomains result in a search engine penalty?

My website http://compare.buyhatke.com got hit by the recent algorithmic updates. What I could find out as of now is that I have 3-4 services hosted on different subdomains and we keep a constant ...
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How to point subdomain of A to folder of domain B

I have a subdomain, say sub.A.com I would like this to be pointed to B.com/folder With A.com I am only able to change the DNS records since it's hosted on an eCommerce platform. With B.com I can ...
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Creating more than one sitemap and relating it to a subdomain - will I be penalized?

I'm thinking in creating a subdomain containing all the reviews from my products, for example: http://reviews.mystore.com At this subdomain, I have my sitemap.xml pointing for the reviews page about ...
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SSL website with non-SSL images only content delivery network

I am serving my own CDN using subdomains for static images only, and want to use a SSL cert on the main website. For example; https://www.example.com would download images from ...
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Redirect Google crawler to different robots.txt via .htaccess

I have googled for the answer all day and still couldn't find an answer. I have a virtual subdomain www.static.example.com which is a mirror site of www.example.com. It means I have just one root ...
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CDN virtual subdomain causes duplicated content

I have created a subdomain and a CNAME record which points to the domain root. The subdomain www.static.example.com is actually a copy of the entire website www.example.com and it is supposed to act ...
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Implications of using subdomain or traditional folders SEO

Let's say I run a site where companies get their own page, and within that I also show staff members. I am torn between three different approachs in terms of URL's and want to choose one which is not ...
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Move vBulletin to subdomain or to a folder?

I've a quite big vBulletin forum, with 400'000 messages and 15'000 users. Now I want to disable the vBulletin CMS and install Wordpress in the root of my domain. So I'll move the forum in a folder ...
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How to create a subdomain using a script

How can one create a new subdomain using a script? Creating a new database or database table is something I'm familiar with. If this is not possible, how does About.com create all the subdomains they ...
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How to test a subdomain created with cPanel when using local hosts file entry for that subdomain

I'm using Wordpress and Vanilla to run a site with supporting forums. WP is the in the root folder and vanilla is in the sub-folder 'forum'. This works on my local machine with the following HOSTS ...
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Add custom Nameservers for Subdomains

Is it possible to add custom Nameserver for my Subdomains? For example: My main domain example.com uses MX record from Gmail. Then my subdomain subdomain.example.com needs to use MX record from ...
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What's the best way to redirect from domain to subdomain?

I want to install my new site content on a subdomain like subdir.mydomainsite.com instead of the root domain. This is a new domain and not previous content to redirect. The root URL will be empty ...
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SEO effect on retiring a subdomain

I have a website mysite.com, which had a subdomain which was very popular in Google: abc.mysite.com. Due to a site redesign we had to consolidate the domains and the content of abc.mysite.com/* now ...