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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Personalized sub-domain URLs

Most of the SaaS companies, some social networking, and blog services (like Wordpress.com and blogger) create a personalized sub-domain for each user, e.g. username.website.com What is the general ...
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How does CPanel create subdomains?

I obviously know how to create subdomains via CPanel but does anyone know what exact method CPanel uses to achieve this?
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LaunchRock CNAME configs, what do they do?

Trying out LaunchRock, and ran across this: general-instructions-for-creating-your-cname-record Basically as far as I'm able to tell they only support using your sub-domain as the URL, not having ...
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Configuring A Subdomain (cPanel) - www works, subdomain on it's own doesn't

I've created a sub domain on my website using cPanel at test.mydomain.com, and this created a folder in my main 'www' directory called test. In this folder is a folder called cgi-bin, and it seems to ...
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Subdomain not created

I am trying to create a sub domain like labs.7sisters.in for the folder with document root public_html/7sislabs . If I visit the site http://7sisters.in/7sislabs/ its working fine . But ...
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example.com/blog vs blog.example.com [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Subdomain versus subdirectory I'm about to start my own blog (adding it to a domain already owned by me) and I'm wondering what is the best way to set it up. There are ...
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Why does my link to a Subdomain not work?

My hosting provider has problems. I put Drupal on a sub-domain of my site. When I try logging in or clicking a link it comes to a Internal server error. But if I navigate to the actual directory it ...
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Just bought a domain, setting up a couple server applications for the first time [closed]

I recently bought a domain, mainly for website experimentation, game servers and a ventrillo server. I'm running all this from my home computer, and I am using freedns.afraid.org as my dns nameserver. ...
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Bluehost Automatic Sub-domain Creation

I am working on a small project in which people create an account and they are given a sub-domain like username.mydomain.com However, while this address is shown in the address bar of the browser, ...
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.htaccess directory to subdomain

I have been trying to make a subdomain from a directory (made by .htaccess) to be used as the main page starting like http://domain.com/sub/2/3/4.html and turning into ...
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Are this subdomain CNAME and A record settings correct?

I want to add a simple subdomain named "tr.acme.com" to my website. I tried following DNS record settings: No matter what i try, i can't get this subdomain working. Would someone please ...
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Keyword in sub-domain good or keyword in sub folder? Which is good to manage? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Subdomain versus subdirectory Keyword in sub-domain good or keyword in sub folder keyword.abc.com or abc.com/keyword/ Which of this two is good to manage?
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How do I create a subdomain for a site hosted by someone who does not allow it?

I want to create a subdomain for a site hosted by Jimdo (a DIY website builder). Jimdo does not allow subdomains however. I am trying to find a workaround where a subdomain is hosted elsewhere but ...
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Broken links in content reports when tracking subdomains with Google Analytics

I have a tracking code that I use on my main site and my blog, which is on a subdomain: www.example.com blog.example.com I have a single profile in Google Analytics. I use advanced segments to ...
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Is it “acceptable” for a sub domain to be hyphenated?

I am putting together a site for a portal. Some of the subdomains have rather long names and I am thinking that maybe I should use hyphens to make the subdomain names more readable. For instance: ...
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Does Having top domain helps in getting better rankings in SERP

Recently i came across an article claiming free sub domains like blogspot,tumbler, wordpress etc are not ranked well in SERP & top domains are ranked better. Is it true? suppose there are 2 ...
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Can a WAP site go on a subdomain or does it need a new domain?

We planning to launch a mobile WAP site to our exiting customer lead tracking website. Is it necessary to buy a WAP domain or can we create a subdomain for our existing domain like wap.example.com?
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Moving a domain and staging url

I have a website with web hosting I am planning on switching away from (Windows Server). So I got a hosting plan with a linux server and I was going to build a site there using Perch CMS. Right now ...
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Redirect/rewrite dynamic URL to sub-domain and create DNS for subdomain

I have created an application in PHP, I would like to re-direct the following URL to corresponding sub-domain. Dynamic URL pattern: http://mydomain.com/mypage.php?user_name=testuser I wish to ...
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Cpanel deleted subdomain now shows 500 error

I created a subdomain in cpanel and then decided that I actually didn't need it, so I deleted it using cpanel. Now when I navigate to that subdomain in my browser I get a 500 server error. If I try ...
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Incoming Cname does not show the subdomain

I have a subdomain: sub.domain-one.com which has a CNAME which points to sub.domain-two.com. All good. But when I enter sub.domain-one.com I don't see the sub.domain-two.com, but the basic page of ...
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SEO a site from another site

I use a vendor who has a site for ordering parts. The vendor sells many kinds of parts. Is it possible to perform some kind of SEO magic, where I can SEO, or direct users, to the vendor's site? For ...
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High Google page ranking lost overnight [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to diagnose a search engine ranking drop? I had achieved a high ranking for a page on my site of the form: http://domain.com/mypage.htm Overnight the page is not ...
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Mysterious subdomains to my site indexed by Google

We have an issue with strange subdomains pointing to (pages on) our site such as: www2.example.com 2.example.com anothersite.com.example.com A few things are perplexing: who created them? why ...
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Can I use the same SSL cert for HTTPS and FTPS

I am looking to get an extended SSL certificate for a server that is handling one of my subdomains. Can I use the same certificate for https://sub.example.com and ftps://sub.example.com, assuming that ...
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Is there such a thing as an “exact match subdomain”?

Google's exact match domain SEO boost is well publicised (including in a recent Stack Exchange podcast). But is there any evidence that an "exact match subdomain" gets any kind of boost? I'm talking ...
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Can I point a CNAME to a subpage on Google Sites?

Simple question: I followed the instructions and now I have a CNAME pointing www.mydomain.com to my Google Sites site. I want to add another, pointing mike.mydomain.com to ...
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What impact (if any) will using the term 'portal' in my subdomain names, have on SEO for my website?

I am building a portal for a specific category of information. I am trying to decide whether to use subdomains like: www.portal.mysite.com/home.html (home page) ...
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Case-specific mod rewrite on WordPress subdomain multisite

I have split a WordPress blog into multiple category-specific blogs using subdomains, as the topics in the original blog were too broad to be lumped together effectively. Posts were exported from the ...
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How to have One DNS and two different webhost?

I have one domain name i.e. example.com registered via godaddy. Now, I want to host my personal blog on blogger/blogspot with this url (i.e. on subdomain) "http://subdomain.example.com" And, I want ...
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Setting Up a Subdomain with Godaddy and BigBlackBag

OK, so I am taking over the site for my dad's small business, and whoever helped him with it before used BigBlackBag.com to build the site. I basically want to get rid of it and start fresh, but I ...
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How can I point a subdomain at another server? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to point a domain to another subdomain? Is it possible to set up a subdomain to render content of another server? Let's say I wanted google.domain.com to render ...
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Why classifieds pages use subdomains?

Can somebody tells me in terms of SEO if the use of subdomains is better than the use of folders? I'm developing a classifieds page, and I already know that many classifieds like Craigslist use ...
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Unable to track a subdomain with google analytics

I have a download page on a subdomain (downloads.easyjob.net) and I'm tracking the "virtual page view" to the download following these instructions . That part works fine. However, I also want to ...
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How to link a domain to a subdomain with DNS / A record?

Ok, there are a lot of topics regarding this, but there is no detailed solution.. I bought a domain www.newsite.com but my webspace is at a different hoster and there in a subdomain ...
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setup test domain ready for site launch

I'm about to launch a site on a live server, after developing it with xampp on localhost. I first want to test the site before i make it live. How do i setup this up so I have it in a subdomain (i.e. ...
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Proper way to create and work with a subdomain?

My site got effected by Panda, and I am trying to see if making a subdomain would work. The site is comehike.com, and I created a subdomain which is currently empty at hiking.comehike.com I have a ...
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Should I remove subdomains?

I am going to optimize a site which has two subdomains since a long time ago. They are pointing to the site's main domain and are well-indexed by Google. I've read in a SEO book however that having ...
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Canonical'd pages on subdomain showing up in Google search results

You might have heard that we launched Facebook Stack Overflow yesterday. As part of this, we modified our code to put <meta rel="canonical" ... tags on every question and user on the ...
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Is it correct to have domains with more than 3 levels?

I've been arguing for some time about this topic, now I'd like the opinion of professionals. My point is that a domain should be made of 2 or 3 levels at most, like: mysite.com blog.mysite.com ...
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SEO consequences from transfering tld's to sub domains

We have a client that has multiple top level domains for the products they offer. These products are different full fledged softwares. They also have a domain for their actual company that makes ...
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Moving a WordPress installation from a subdomain to its own domain without losing PageRank

I'd like to move a WP installation from a subdomain to its own without losing the PageRank achieved by that subdomain. What are the best steps in order to do this properly? Especially how do I set ...
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Why is my subdomain not showing up?

I am hosting a website on Host Gator: http://www.flowerwood.com. It is working correctly. I also have a subdomain that I setup using cPanel called http://plants.flowerwood.com Right now I have a very ...
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Moving from Subdirectory to Subdomain structure

I have a website (powered by Rails/Postgres and nginx) where I had setup a blog and a coupons section as: http://examplecom/blog/ http://example.com/coupons/ Blog is powered by wordpress and ...
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Custom Domain for Tumblr

I am trying to set up a custom domain for my tumblr account. http://blog.scribeair.com/ to http://scribeair.tumblr.com Can some one help me how to set up the DNS records for the subdomain.
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How to track Blogger and Sites subdomains in Google Analytics?

I am using Google Apps in my domain. In this domain I have a Blogger blog and a Google Sites website. I have setup Google Analytics to track my website and it works fine. I also track blog visits and ...
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Wordpress installation - Subdomain or as folder? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Subdomain versus subdirectory I got a client portfolio website and he opens a Wordpress blog with articles related to his profession. What the best for SEO - install it ...
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URLs which begin “www2”

I was sent a link recently http://www2.biotech.wisc.edu/ I've occasionally noticed this appear in some web addresses, where does the "2" come from? Does it mean anything? How would I go about getting ...
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Setting up a subdomain for an already existing subfolder [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Subfolder won't permenantly redirect to subdomain I have a forum installed in a subdirectory (http://www.example.com/forums/), but I want to have it accessed through ...
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Adding 1 subdomain using .htaccess

Alright, so unlike other solutions I only want one subdomain to appear to be added. Say I wanted example.com/folder/page.php to be displayed as foo.example.com/folder/page.php, how would I go about ...