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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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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 ...
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Domain name explanations

I recently thought to myself why certain websites have very unique domain names. Is it possible for a website to have for example www.aboutus.example.com instead of www.example.com/aboutus ? Like ...
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one hosting space for two websites

I have a hosting + domain with a hosting company. My question is: can I have a second website just by purchasing a new domain? This is, I could develop a second website under ...
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SEO impact - using subdomains to make a sentence

I'm thinking about playing with subdomains to make "sentences", and I would like to know if there is any impact on SEO. That's easier to explain with examples (those are fake ones and only ...
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Apache VirtualHost Subdomain redirects to IP

I have one VM (LAMP) with a static IP. There are two Subdomains configured on this Machine. If i browse one of the subdomains, it executes the files specified in its DocumentRoot. The problem here is ...
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Is it better to host your own blog or use Medium? [closed]

Is it good idea create a company blog on Medium instead of setting it up on your subdomain. What are the advantages and disadvantages of using Medium for your company blog? Can you you post your ...
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Is redirecting a subdomain to point to a folder good practice? [duplicate]

I have a blog which can be accessed at http://mysite.com/blog/ I would like to access it like this because I think it looks cleaner http://blog.mysite.com I did some reading on domains, ...
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How do I add 'www' before a subdomain, like www.subdomain.domain.com?

I want to add www in front of a subdomain e.g. www.subdomain.domain.com. My blogs are hosted on Blogger and am using GoDaddy for having custom domains. I have HOST @ entries for 'domain' pointing ...
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Do browsers recognize the same files served by different subdomains?

I have my website assets stored on Amazon S3 and served by CloudFront, from a separate domain name, to act as a cookie-less domain (so website.com for the website and websitestatic.com for static ...
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How to show different pages for www and non-www versions

A simple (probably stupid) question: is it possible to show different pages for www and non-www versions of a website? I mean for example, www.example.com will show the content in /mainfolder and ...
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Disavow a subdomain?

Disavow the domain example.com. What can I do if I want do disavow a subdomain? i.e. spam.site.com. I'm also assuming that if I were to disavow the domain it would include all subdomains?
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How to efficiently let Google know that my subdomain now has a custom domain?

I have existing heavy traffic from my Tumblr page and 2 articles in the top search results. Today I purchased a custom domain to use on Tumblr. Before that, my site was already verified in Google ...
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Redirect with HTTP_HOST redirects to sub subdomain

The settings I have the following .htaccess rule RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www\. RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^de\. RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.%{HTTP_HOST}/$1 [R=301,L] This works great to ...
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Why popular sites don't use subdomains or subfolders for multi-language translations?

I read many discussions about the epic question: "subdomains vs folders for multi-language sites". However, I'm really curious to know why the big companies (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, YouTube, ...
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Sitemap structure for network of subdomains

I am working on a project that's a network of 2 domains (domain.gr & domain.com.cy) of subdomains similar to Hubpages [each user gets a profile under a different subdomain & there is a ...
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Can I get multiple subdomains for different dns?

I have a domain registered with a domain vendor and hosting provider. I tried out with 000webhost as hosting service, so I changed my domain settings to the 000webhost dns addresses. At 000webhost I ...
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Subdomain with dot?

I'm not even sure how to search for an answer to this question, so my apologies if already asked. We have a subdomain setup on the server in the format eg.example.com. Some people are typing in ...
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DNS created and pointed to new IP, but showing a blank page - do I have to redirect it using .htaccess?

How would I go about configuring my web server to handle a domain that's already configured using DNS to then redirect it to a folder? My friend pointed his domain forum.example.com to my forums at: ...
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Changing subdomain url to new root url issue (404)

I have a blog on a subdomain technotes.tostaky.biz and I want to move it to a new URL: www.mytechnotes.biz. Of course, I want to redirect technotes.tostaky.biz to www.mytechnotes.biz. ...
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SEO subdomain as root domain

I'm wondering: suppose I have a website for chicken restaurant and my domain is chicken.com, shouldn't be better to have main site on restaurant.chicken.com as primary domain (root domain) in terms of ...
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How do you check on domain availability when it ends in ga.us, ny.us, or something else like that?

I saw a related post, but I need to be 100% sure that would apply in this case: http://serverfault.com/questions/161842/how-would-i-go-about-getting-a-domain-like-lu-re Try looking ...
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For SEO purposes, should I put my blog on a webpage or a subdomain? [duplicate]

For example if I want to post under a webpage called “blog”, should I make that example.com/blog/category/article or blog.example.com/category/article, assuming that example.com has an about page, a ...
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Google Analytics regards direct access as referral for subdomain

When I directly access subdomain.mydomain.com by entering it in the browser's address bar, Google Analytics Realtime Overview indicates that top referral is mydomain.com. I'm sure that I'm the only ...
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Prevent Google Indexing SubDomains

I have cPanel Hosting with only 1 IP. I'm in the process of pointing all my TLDS over to this server. I have created 'Addon Domains' and all the folders from which it creates are located in sub ...
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can 2 sub-domains under same root domain effect each other's ranking? [duplicate]

i have a few classifieds ads websites, each with the're own sub-domain "city1.rootdomain.com", "city2.rootdomain.com"...etc.each with about 1000 indexed pages. recently i added a street-index website ...
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Need help with mybb forum robots.txt file

I have installed the mybb forum in subdomain of my site. The link to my site is here. but when I search Google even the pages that are disallowed are also index. What's wrong with the robots.txt ...
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Can domain masking be used to move content from a subdomain to a subdirectory?

example.com is hosted on IP address c.c.c.c at host1, no access any windows server admin at all blog.example.com is on IP a.a.a.a at host2, full access to Linux server admin, using WordPress So ...
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Offering subdomains what are the risks?

I am interested in offering subdomains to people who want them e.g. helloworld.mydomain.com or blah.mydomain.com. It is pretty much how WordPress or Blogspot handle their subdomains but I would not ...
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Subdomain pointing to wrong folder

I have an InMotion advanced dedicated server. I created a cPanel account and tried to create several subdomains there. I created and pointed multiple sub domains to a single folder public_html/mobile ...
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Setting cookies only on the naked domain

As far as I know, one can set a cookie for example.com and not .example.com and then the cookie will only be visible on example.com and not sub.example.com. Is this true? I have set a cookie on a test ...
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Forwarding a subdomain to a Minecraft Server

I am trying to forward a subdomain to directly connect to a Minecraft server. The domain name is hosted at GoDaddy and the server requires the port at the end. These are the things I have tried so ...
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Is there any advantage or disadvantage to add subdomain twice in search engines?

I have a domain (example.com) and some subdomains (e.g., sd1.example.com, ...). I added example.com to Google and Bing Webmaster Tools. I added example.com/sitemap and sd1.example.com/sitemap (with a ...