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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How to debug an unwanted subdomain redirect?

I am trying to switch a dated Magento site in the domain root of a website I am developing (example.com) with a WordPress site located at beta.example.com. First, I want to move the Magento site to ...
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Screaming Frog displaying deleted subdomain

In Screaming Frog, when I do a basic crawl of one of my website's in the 'Internal' tab it shows a sub-domain at the very top. This sub-domain was one I had previously created, but I removed it quite ...
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Server does not lookup www or other subdomains

I have some problems, and I think that it's related to DNS Records. I can't open my website by www. or access any sub-domain. These are my DNS settings: example.de. 14400 IN A ...
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Company moved eCommerce pages to a subdomain and saw other pages drop in rankings. Related?

At the end of June my company moved our website's ecommerce product pages to a subdomain. The site had previously be consolidated on www.company.com; to improve usability we migrated all ecommerce ...
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how can we avoid showing content of subdomain

I have create a sub domain like images.domain.com. accessing it via browser it is listing the content at sub domain. like Index of / content1/ content2/ content3/ I dont want to ...
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Sub-Domain created on Cloudflare & CPanel won't work with HTTPS

Earlier this evening I migrated an installation of WHMCS from another web-server. Upon finishing this, I did the following... Went into Cloud Flare and changed the IP of the Sub-Domain record to ...
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My subdomains point to another website

While testing some stuff on one of my subdomains I noticed it was pointing to another website. Unfortunately this is happening with all my subdomains. To give out an example, let's say I have the ...
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Sub-Domain Redirect Loop .htacess

OK so i am getting a redirect loop on subdomains only and i dont see the whats creating the loop This is a WordPress Multi-Site sub-domain installation and All plugins are disabled everything on the ...
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How do I hide the install folder [webroot] while using a subdomain?

Wanted to try out a web install of Owncloud. For some reason or another Owncloud has a hard time masking its own install folder (the webroot) when using a subdomain defined via an A record and picked ...
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Prepend city name in domain

I'm interested in creating a website that will have a city name as a prepended word for each city it is launched in, like craigslist.com does. Is that possible to do without buying a new domain for ...
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Multiple domains or one new domain or sub domains. Pros and cons

We run a website to provide cashback for forex traders from all over the world. Now, we'd like to add new services to our portfolio, such as cashback for poker, binary options and lots of online ...
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How to point naked domain and www to the same Heroku app?

I create a simple Rails app and deployed it to Heroku. This is my app. I use Cloudflare to manage my DNS records and I try to achieve something like this: This is all my current DNS records inside ...
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Sitemaps - one per subdomain or one for the base domain?

I have more than 5 subdomains on a project, say developer, www, staff and some more, what is the best practice in creating sitemaps? All subdomains that share a same sitemap at base domain ...
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How does Google Webmaster tools deal with subdomains

My site is set up so the main site is http://example.com and report pages are on Amazon S3 at http://reports.example.com. There are obviously links between the two sites, I assumed that adding ...
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Difference between blog.hello.com and hello.com/blog [duplicate]

Fellow web experts, I've noticed different trends in certain sites, some labelling their FAQ site as faq.hello.com, while others as hello.com/faq Are there any advantages/disadvantages of using one ...
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Should I use a subdomain or a subdirectory?

I have setup a system that will allow me to generate sub websites. These will be completely independent websites that will share a single users database and will all fall under video games. The parent ...
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Why can't I redirect www to non-www on my addon domain?

I have a domain example.com in which I'm doing this to redirect all my traffic from www version to non-www: RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www.(.+)$ [NC] RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://%1/$1 ...
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How to make subdomain and root domain the same?

If you google "banana republic" you get the result below that shows both bananarepublic.com and bananarepublic.gap.com Both sites seem to be identical. Does anybody know how to accomplish this? I ...
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Privacy Policy and Terms of Use for subdomains in USA

I have a site which has two sub domains. One is forum and another is listing site. The main site has privacy policy. Do I need to have separate privacy policy and term & conditions page for each ...
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Github Pages subdomain on own website

I currently have set up Github Pages so that my main domain (eg. www.example.com) shows my username.github.io page, by adding a CNAME file with the content: "www.example.com". Now, for another ...
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How do aliases or redirects work?

Is it possible that I set-up a redirect of my store which is located at www.xyz.com/store to store.xyz.com . Do i have to buy a new domain name or is there any other way.
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Redirect subdomain to folder without changing the URL

I'm trying to achieve masking subdomains to folders using .htaccess UPDATE for the sake of clarity: I Would like the user to enter the url: subdomain.example.com and stay in the same url while ...
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Splitting a Website in two sub domains by business activity

Hello I am currently working on a website for a company that so far have been manufacturing yarns, however currently they started making towel products and they wanted to somehow differentiate it. So ...
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When an add-on domain is created in cPanel it automatically generates a subdomain, why?

When I create an add-on domain in cPanel, a subdomain is automatically created. How does this affect the SEO of the website and does it also affect other websites that are hosted on the same ...
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Moving subdomain to a different hosting provider

Currently my subdomain is hosted within same webhotel as my main domain. I would like to change it to point another domain (website on Windows Azure). Subdomain should be accessible all the time ...
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Are Subdomains provided by free website hosting services SEO Friendly?

By now, I've already read a lot about the myths and realities concerning the sub-domain vs sub-directory chaos. But that is not what my question really is. What I really want to know is that whether ...
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301 redirect after domain forwarding for correct search results & no duplicate content

Many of the 301 redirect instructions I found on the internet led to a looping error. The code below appears to be working now, but after so many domain forwarding and looping errors, I'm not sure ...
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How to setup structure of a site with multiple sections with different language requirements section wise

I need to know the best way to setup structure for a site having multiple sections (Articles & Property) with each section having different language requirements. 1) Article section: It ...
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subfolder vs subdomain for different languages

I'm making my old website multi-language. I'm designing it from scratch I was wondering which one is better seo wise. using different subdomains for each language or using subfolders: ...
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.htaccess rewrite rules not working

I need to redirect multiple subdomains to a single subdomain (www) and have found what seems to be a really good guide exactly on point: http://moz.com/learn/seo/redirection This is the rule Moz is ...
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How to handle www and non-www? [duplicate]

tl;dr : For SEO, should I redirect from one to the other or list both on the DNS records? It seems that most experts think that both www and non-www should exist. (Please correct me if I'm wrong.) ...
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Two Companies, One Site, Big Problems

I am working with a company that has two company identities, however they have used 1 root domain. In addition, the content for both sites are almost identical (working on separating and fixing ...
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Redirect subdomain to www

I created a subdomain in cPanel and set it to redirect to the www version of my site. The redirecting works insofar as redirecting subdomain.example.com to www.example.com. But when a visitor ...
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Liability and Legal Issues with allowing others to use a Subdomain

Are there any known issues for the domain owner to allow others to use a subdomain? The best example would be blogspot.com, which allows users to create something.blogspot.com. Can the content on a ...
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CNAME redirect not working

After reading: CNAME for subdomain does not work - 404 Error Redirecting an entire domain to another in one CNAME record [duplicate] I am facing some problems when trying to redirect a subdomain ...
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Will sub-domain errors effect parent domain SEO?

I have a sub-domain which has many errors like duplicate titles, description, 404 errors, ... but the parent domain is working perfectly. I want to know if the sub-domain errors effects the parent ...
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how sub domain can effect traffic of root domain [duplicate]

we have root domain of a university and every college of university has its own sub domain, just want to know how these domain can effect the traffic of the root domain, recently we did a web audit, ...
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Create subdomain without creating main domain

I am using Plesk 12 Web admin edition with my windows server 2012. So i will be creating domains in plesk control panel.I have problem in creating two subdomains of a domain in which points to ...
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Many user-created sites/pages and subdomains. SEO questions for primary domain

My site allows people to create free websites and provides them with a subdomain link to their site. For example, a user bsmith will end up with a site at bsmith.example.com, and pages like ...
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How do you make a 404 page for subdomains?

I have a site http://example.com how do you make a 404 page for subdomains that do not exist? e.g if I was to try and visit a-sub-domain-that-does-not-exist.stackexchange.com I get a 404 page.
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Google Analytics Ecommerce Tracking On Subdomains

Having trouble getting ecommerce data back in a google analytics subdomain view. The main account for example.com shows the ecommerce data fine, but we also have a separate view for just viewing ...
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IIS 7.5 and 404 error with non-www domain but no subdomain

We keep getting 404s on our domain when it is example.com but not www.example.com. I tried to redirect using the IIS rules with URL Rewrite but it throws an error for www.example.com as well. The ...
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Point my one of my subdomain to my another website

I have a website say somesite.com which i want to be accessible via some.mainsite.com. I want it to be transparent for the visitors, so that they never know it is coming from somesite.com I welcome ...
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Can I point a limited number of subdomains to a subdirectory using DNS?

I have taken my domain Freenom.com (a domain provider) and hosted it on Sixserve.com (a hosting service). The problem is that this hosting service allows only 3 sub-domains for per hosting plan, and I ...
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Accessing subdomain redirects to main domain

I have primary domain (https://example.com) and subdomain (http://subdomain.example.com). I have domain-level SSL certificate installed for primary domain (TLD). And I want access my subdomain via ...
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Subdomain of subdomain? How is it possible?

I saw a subdomain of a subdomain:  meta.unix.stackexchange.com How is it possible? Because in hosting/dns providers I only can configure subdomains, not subdomains of subdomains, i.e.: ...
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Can I brand a subdomain as a separate project?

I've a very interesting domain: ink. I have a project ready to launch on that. However ink.can be mutated into l.ink., a subdomain for an unrelated project. So main domain and subdomain would be ...
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Unknown subdomains pointing to my domain name

About 6 months ago I purchased the domain name example.net. Today I was trying to go to my control panel at example.net/cpanel but accidentally went to cpanel.example.net. I found a completely ...
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Incorrect subdomain of staging site showing up in Google SERP

I have a staging site where we do our work and show to clients. The site was created before I started and it wasn't set up with a disallow / in robots.txt or a meta no-index before it was created, so ...
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How do I host my community as a subdirectory rather than subdomain?

I want to harness the SEO benefits of having my community portal sitting as a folder of my main domain, rather than as a subdomain. A lot of the content that is naturally generated is relevant to my ...