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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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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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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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 ...
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Subdomain takes the position of main site in Google search result

We have one domain and one sub-domain. Until last week both of them appear in first page of Google search for very important keyword. Unfortunately Google dropped our main domain from search results. ...
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Why are subdomains important? [closed]

I am a noob and am just wondering.
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How to make Subdomains identified as separate sites by Search Engines

I have a domain name and a live website. I want to create some subdomains so that they appear as separate websites in Search engines. For Example take Blogspot. x.blogspot.com and y.blogspot.com are ...
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Difference between CNAME and SUBDOMAIN

What is the difference between a CNAME and a Subdomain? I understand that the a cname (the left side of a domain) can point to the domain, so you can two different urls point to the same address, ie. ...
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New site created in subdomain, how to move it as a production site and not a subdomain anymore

We have a site www.site.com using ip 123.456.789 and we have a newly design website running from a test run subdomain testrun.site.com using ip 987.654.321. Now the newly designed website is done. It ...
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Main domain and subdomain are same contain

One website example.com and second website is subdomain of example.com like example.example.com. Both website are same in terms of both content and functionality but written in different programming ...
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Change Subdomain follow IP Country?

I have something don't know to do it. I want to config domain when the User go to my website, system is catching IP Country of user and auto change my subdomain from www.mysite.com/index.aspx to ...
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Can a website located on a subdomain affect my main domain for duplicated meta description?

I have 2 websites, the main website located at example.com, and another one which is on a.example.com. The problem is that I have some duplicated meta description problems to the website located on ...
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Point new domain to existing websites sub-directory?

I have a website (site1.com) that has another site being built within it (site1.com/newsite). My client wants to create a new domain name and have it point to the directory that houses the new site. ...
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Remove subdomains from Google index and stop indexing them

I am running static content through a CDN, cdn1-cdn5 I am using such subdomains for that. I am loading just images, CSS and JS files this way, but apparently Google has indexed some pages on ...
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Subdomains as a part of the one site

Let's say that the site consists of some pages like: some_product.example.com some_service.example.com another_product.example.com ...so on Can I work with such a site using Google Webmasters ...
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Google say: robots.txt not valid for subdomains?

I'm very confused about Google's robots.txt documentation Examples of valid robots.txt URLs: Not valid for http://other.example.com/ https://example.com/ http://example.com:8181/ ...
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Browser specific sub-domain?

I was looking at this question and others similar, but I'm a bit unsure if the same applies for my case: I recently made a site which cuts for browser support at IE9. However the old site, which mine ...