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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can a subdomain interfere with the ranking of a root domain?

We have recently added a free subdomain for SEO purposes. We are getting a high position in searches, but the problem is Google is not showing our main website in some of our keywords any more. I ...
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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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CSS and JS are loaded from the IP address rather than from the appropriate subdomain host name

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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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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Pointing a subdomain to Github Pages

I set up an Octopress blog on Github Pages at myusername.github.com. I now want blog.myusername.me (which currently has a Wordpress blog set up) to point to this Octopress blog. So I followed the ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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In apache, how to map site.example.com to example.com/site

I'm sure there is documentation for how to do this, but I don't know what it's called so I don't even know how to start searching. On my webserver, example.com, i have a site called site. It's ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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Redirecting domain to subfolder, one hosting account, avoid redirect loop. masking?

I have two domains (here are the actual domain names for simplicity): snapstarr.com fuselog.net I have one hosting account with GoDaddy, for the two domains. the primary domain is snapstarr.com. I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to link subdomains to main domain to get SEO benefit

How can I link subdomains to my main domain to get the SEO benefit? I've seen examples using all sorts of clever redirects and PHP where you get the subdomain's content on the main site...but what I ...
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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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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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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 ...