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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Webmaster Tools, www and no-www, duplicate content and subdomains

My company has two websites a main one at www.example.com and one at subdomain.example.com which is a subdomain of the first and is our self hosted blog. The way Google sees these with the www or no-...
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Google webmaster, I set a preferred domain as www but my subdomain is non www [duplicate]

In Google webmaster, I set a preferred domain as www but my subdomain is non www. Will these cause any negative effect?
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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 www....
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How can I make all created directories assign to a subdomain? [closed]

So we have a .php file that creates a directory that is named after user input from a form, and uses file_put_contents to have a n index.php already in that directory. Our problem is that it can be ...
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Set DNS subdomain manually

I am using the Zpanel v10.1.1 + CentOS 6.5 after setup all, I transfer all mysql databases, files and then domain. All working perfectly. But I am stucked at subdomain, when we create a main domain it'...
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How to implement country domains based on geo IP address in ASP.net?

I want to configure a domain such that when the user goes to my website, the system identifies the IP country of user and auto changes www.mysite.com/index.aspx to www.unitedstate.mysite.com (for ...
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Does disavowing a subdomain work? Will disavowing a domain include all the subdomains?

I currently disavow the domain example.com using Google's disavow links tool. 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 ...
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When subdirectory ends with a slash ('/'), should there still be a period ('.') at the end?

When a URL has a subdomain subdirectory (like https://www.example.com/subdomain), does it still need a dot at the end (https://www.example.com/subdomain.)? Is a dot needed the end of the domain name (...
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Put a Subdomain on a Different Server Hosting

I have a domain (www.mydomain.com) hosted on Hosting A. How can I have the subdomain (sub.mydomain.com) to be hosted on Hosting B?
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Does IIS 7.5 use a separate “AppDomain” for each subdomain?

Within an IIS worker process, separate sites (i.e. domains) run in their own app domain. I have a site example.com which has a wildcard DNS record (i.e. *.example.com pointed to an IP.) Will ...
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Trying to include a file from parent domain in subdomain?

I am trying to include a php file from a parent domain in a subdomain. In subdomain.parentdomain.com/test.php i have include ('/var/www/vhosts/parentdomain.com/website/wp-blog-header.php'); My ...
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SEO optimization for every subdomain blog.exampledomain.com vs. www.exampledomain.com/blog?

We are hosting our blog under blog.exampledomain.com and a SEO consultant suggested to move it to www.exampledomain.com/blog because SEO has to be done for every subdomain. BACKGROUND INFO: www....
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The webserver's default host is showing rather than a subdomain redirecting

I redirected my subdomain blog.qmery.com to blog.borhancid.com. When I dig it, it's showing the right DNS (shows DNS server of borhancid). When I want to access it by browser it's showing the default ...
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Is it bad to have both www and the naked domain indexed in Google? Should both be added to webmaster tools?

Currently when searching on Google, the www.example.com version will appear as opposed to example.com. I realize that isn't a big deal, however it made me wonder if I should do some of the same ...
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Setup WordPress multi-site installation to handle both subdomain.example.com and www.subdomain.example.com

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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Can I share a cookie with a subdomain?

Suppose I want my site to be accessible at https://www.example.com and https://example.com. Is it possible to set a cookie when visiting one domain so that it is accessible in the other?
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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 far:...
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Block search engines from the main domain while allowing add-on domains to rank well

I have a shared hosting account with a main domain and many add-on domains. I don't actually use the main domain, it just has a landing page. Can I tell bots not to index the main domain WITHOUT ...
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How do you configure TeamCity as a subdomain under Plesk and IIS?

Today I bought a domain and a VPS. The VPS came with Plesk installed. I added my website (example.com) and a subdomain (ci.example.com) to Plesk and IIS. When I disable example.com from Plesk panel, ...
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Use .htaccess to configure subdomains serve content from folders rather than from the root domain

Here is site http://www.glassnow.com.au/ With 3 subdomains: brisbane.glassnow.com.au goldcoast.glassnow.com.au sunshinecoast.glassnow.com.au Here is htaccess RewriteEngine On RewriteBase / ...
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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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How to set Bing Webmaster Tools to ignore subdomains other than WWW?

Is there a way to limit Bing Webmaster Tools to indexing only one subdomain from my clients TLD? My client has an online service that creates a subdomain for each user under their TLD, and these ...
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Subdomain or New domain for new company division - SEO [duplicate]

Someone has asked me about developing a site for a new division that this company is expanding to include in their services. They have purchased a domain for this new service, but I was wondering: ...
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How can I create lots of sub-domains each one with its own IP address?

I have an application that has a lot of worker servers, and the servers number is increasing with time, I want to assign a sub-domain for each one of these servers, for example: srv1.domain.com ... ...
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Find visitors to multiple subdomains on single visit with Google Analytics

I'm working on a site that has quite the backlog of Google Analytics data for their site network. One of our big questions is whether people enter on one site and move to another (and if so, of course,...
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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, Vimeo,...
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How to explain subdomain creation and masking to a semi-noob?

Note: Excuse my ambguity, as my bosses are aware of what I intend to do, but I'm not sure they'll appreciate me asking about it on a public discussion board. I've tried looking up the existing ...
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Why does my site only work with a www in the URL?

I'm a bit confused as the following points: There is a simple text website, with no javascript, that works only with the prefix. http://www.mysite.corporation.com works but http//mysite.corporation....
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Setting up Gmail subdomain on my domain

I just set up my domain with Google Apps. During the Gmail setup process the tutorial said we could also set up mail.mydomain.com and we'd look at it later. But it never came up. Now, I can't seem to ...
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Redirect/Rewrite Subdomain to Subfolder

I'm trying to redirect a subdomain to a subfolder e.g. forums.domain.com to www.domain.com/forums Note that I started the forums in the subfolder format but worried that members might mistakenly try ...
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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 test(dot)...
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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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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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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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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 scheme://host.domain:...
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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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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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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 so,...
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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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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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Website directory structure regarding subdomains, www, and “global” content

I am trying to make a homemade HTTP server. It occurs to me, though, I never fully understood what you might call "relativity" among web pages. I have come across that www. is a subdomain, and I ...
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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 ...