Questions tagged [subdomain]

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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Redirect sub.domain.com/folder1/ to sub.domain.com/folder1/folder2/

I'm trying to redirect sub.domain.com/folder1/ to sub.domain.com/folder1/folder2/ but I don't know-how. I've tried so for this but without success. RewriteEngine On #If the host is "sub.domain.com" ...
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How do I point a subdomain to a google app engine instance if domain is used by a website builder?

I have a domain that is currently set up to go to a squarespace website. I am also developing an app and so would like to host my API using Google App Engine. I would like to use a subdomain to ...
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MX for subdomain not showing up

I have an Apex domain with two MX Records e.g. Example.com MX 10 cluster.host.com MX 20 cluster.host.com This domain has a subdomain with a different MX record e.g. Sub.example.com MX 10 filter.host....
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How do I change the content on my website based on subdomains all pointing to the ASPX same server? [closed]

I have created multiple subdomains on my DNS (en.example.com / pt.example.com / ru.example.com), all related to languages and all pointed to the same IP address. I want to get the information from ...
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Correct setting for Subdomain in one server and main domain in onther

I have a domain name that is pointed to a VPS server. The provider doesn't allow sub-domain. I have a need that I want to create a sub-domain from this domain but hosts it on another server from ...
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How to disallow (xyz.example.com) subdomain URLs in robots.txt

When I'm checking the Google results for our site's site:example.com, we get lots of index results like xyz.example.com xyz.example.com/abe xyz.example.com/abcds How do I disallow this type URL, so ...
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Prevent Duplicate Google Indexing When Moving From www to non-www (Search Console)

I want to move my website away from using the www subdomain. I am using Squarespace which will provide automatic 301 redirects for all pages on the www subdomain to the non-www. I have a sitemap ...
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How do I host my web app locally on a subdomain of Google Domains (DNS settings)

I hope I phrased my question right, but I am hosting a web app on my server at home. I have a domain via Google Domains and I don't know how the DNS settings work. I'm running the app on port 8082 ...
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Can you use a custom subdomain with G Suite if it doesn't have anything hosted there?

I purchased a domain from Namecheap, say myname.example. I'm not hosting anything with this domain or or any of its subdomains. I want to create a G Suite account with the subdomain subdomain.myname....
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Is it OK for SEO to redirect a subdomain to its corresponding add-on domain after Google indexed the subdomain rather than the add-on domain?

I put in place a 301 redirection for the add-on domain subdomain.domain.example to subdomain.example, because Google was sometimes indexing subdomain.domain.example. Is this 301 redirection the ...
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Subdomain wildcard for development server under dev

I recently purchased a new domain i.e. mydomain.io which I'm planning to use for my brand new app. The app was designed to be multi-tenant meaning that each user account points to a different ...
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De-indexing microsites in Google

I need to de-index some content from Google. We have a main domain main.example.com which has listing of E-commerce products. Also, we give this for internal use to companies on their subdomain. ...
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Will a DNS record for the main domain impact my subdomain?

I want to move all content from the main domain to a subdomain. Then I will connect the main domain to webflow. To make it work I will have to change the DNS. Will the subdomain be affected by the ...
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How to create Sub Domain Sitemaps

I've a website www.example.com and subdomains aaa.example.com, bbb.example.com. I've URLs: www.example.com/category1 www.example.com/category2 aaa.example.com/aaa-category1 All domain and ...
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Google custom search on the top level domain is not also showing results from sub-domains

We have a multi-site Drupal install on which we are using Google Custom Search. When we use a search on the base URL we get a much smaller result count than we do when we the same search on a sub-...
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Do country-code top level domains have sites on second level or only always on third level domains?

I have always seen country-code top level domains (ccTLDs) with sites like: example.ac.uk, example.co.uk, etc. Do the country-code top level domains always only allow sites on these third level ...
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Hosting sitemap files on a subdomain [duplicate]

I have a website lets say xyz.com for which i have the sitemap index at xyz.com/sitemap.xml Within the sitemap index file there are multiple sitemap links which are hosted on a subdomain of xyz.com ...
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Do Google Analytics sessions get broken when tracking UserID and ClientID across subdomains that may not send that data?

I have a domain name with three subdomains. One where a user is authenticated and two where they aren't. I'm planning on implementing UserID tracking for Google Analytics in place of the standard ...
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How do I redirect a subdomain on Google domains to a URL with masking?

I bought a domain (on Google Domains) for a personal webpage and set it up to point to my github.io page I also added a subdomain (say somefile.mydomain.example) and it now redirects to a Google ...
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Add Wordpress subdomain sites and mapped domains to Google Search Console [duplicate]

I have a WordPress subdomain network with 14 sites like this: https://mynetwork.example/ https://site1.mynetwork.example/ https://site2.mynetwork.example/ https://site3.mynetwork.example/ ... https://...
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Canonical URL of PWA - point to main domain?

We launch several versions of our PWA on URL's like: https://editor.construct.net/ (always points to latest stable version) https://editor.construct.net/r141-2/ https://editor.construct.net/r141/ ...
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.htaccess: Redirect all HTTPS to a subdomain, but EXCLUDE one subdomain folder

In summary: (Notice the "https") I have https://www.example.com All need to be re-directed to https://sub.example.com EXCEPT https://xyz.example.com/api Here is my current .htaccess: ...
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Should Geo-targeting Subdomains have their own dedicated Social Media Profiles?

I currently have a website owner, looking to expand their Geographical reach. Rather than investing in dedicated ccTLDs, the use of Subdomains have been opted for as follows: en-gb.example.com (...
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Different Domains For Google and Users

We have a shopping cart site with a course attached to it like so: www.example.com is the cart Magento Platform www.example.com/course/ is the course Wordpress Platform Both the sites are linked both ...
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Is it bad for SEO to use a subdomain other than www as main domain?

Somebody told me recently "Subdomain generally ranks lower than domain", this is not the only one to say to avoid use subdomain. Can a subdomain rank as a root domain? Will it hurt ranking or SEO to ...
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SEO domain setup for network of locations

I am looking for some industry expert weigh-in on best practices to how to best approach the business scenario described below. Tim runs a business, timsbusinesswebsite.com. Tim's business has ...
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Could it be good for SEO to use keyword rich domains under the .forsale TLD?

One of the top level domain (TLD) that I came across ".forsale" caught my attention. If we are to buy "accessories" domain, and apply different subdomains like mobile, laptop would that have any SEO ...
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List of reserved third-level DNS zones?

The DNS zone name _domainkeys is used for email authentication through TXT records. The zone names _tcp and _udp are used to advertise application availability through SRV records. Naturally, a ...
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Could there be any issues using “ns” as a subdomain?

I want to setup a subdomain "ns" on my domain, but before I do want to double check if there could be any potential issues using such a subdomain. For example ns.mywebsite.com To my knowledge, there ...
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Dynamic Subdomains - Should I use DNS API or a wildcard CNAME record?

I want to provide new subdomains based on user request. I realized that there are two ways to do it: Using API of the DNS provider to register new CNAME records that point to pages within the website ...
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Trying to add a mail server, mail.example.com redirects to different subdomain. How do I stop that?

I have an Apache web server that also runs my Gitlab server and now I'm trying to make it a mail server too. Various tutorials told me that I needed to start with adding some DNS entries and getting ...
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My team wants to move news section of our website to subdomain [duplicate]

My team wants to move news section of our website to subdomain ex "news.website.com" does it affect SEO? Can anyone tell me pro and cons of this thing?
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I have my main domain pointed to my main web host, and now I want to create a subdomain for Google Blogger [closed]

I have purchased domain from Domain India (www.example.com) and hosting at Cloud247.com and the main site (www.example.com) is hosted at Cloud247.com. But now I want to create a subdomain (xyz.example....
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Move a blog on a different server from a subdomain to a folder using Nginx

I have a node js application that runs on a VPS, and recently we added a blog to the site, we choose WordPress for the blog CMS, for avoiding configuring VPS for PHP and WP we moved blog to another ...
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Do noindex tags on subdomain pages affect image indexing?

Maybe stupid question, but I have to ask: I'm hosting my images on a subdomain. My main site is example.com and images are stored on static.example.com. Subdomain is just a simple html page - when ...
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How can I filter Google Analytics to view data related to subdomains/pages?

I have a website at the URL www.example.com, and I have another page at the URL hello.example.com/cornerstone which uses the same tracking ID. In my default analytics view I can only view data related ...
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Will hosting part of my site with a third party on my subdomain result in SEO penalties?

I run my photography website with a VPS, but I'm looking to expand my offerings through a third-party photo hosting service Pixieset. Pixieset allows users to connect their Pixieset account/galleries ...
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Set up Sub Domain [closed]

I bought my domain name from 123-reg and can control the DNS, Name server, forwarding etc there, I have now purchased my hosting from webfaction. I see in 123-reg there is a section to create a sub ...
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Are multiple consecutive dots allowed in a domain name?

Is it allowed to have an empty subdomain? E.g., is sub1..sub2.example.com a valid domain name?
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How to show 410 Gone status for subdomains that are already been deleted

I bought an auctioned domain to build my new project, from my analysis with Ahrefs, people that were behind this domain had a subdomain called "forum" for their forum, and somehow they didn't know how ...
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Google reporting that country subdomains (English) are all canonical to the default despite hreflang and lack of canonical tags

We have some serieus issues with google not indexing language subdomains. It keeps marking the main domain as canonical prefered.I did some research on the matter, the code below was the result (that ...
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Mask a subdomain as subfolder and allow access from only from the folder URL [closed]

I have serviceX.example.com and I don't want to move everything, I want to mask the URL so visitors and search engines see example.com/serviceX instead of the original/real location. I don't want ...
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My subdomain will redirect to root domain. How do I fix this?

My Subdomain will redirect back to the main site. How do I fix this so it redirects to the subdomain? My main site is a WordPress adult site so I'll use example.com to explain. All I have in the ...
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SEO: Separate domain targeting each state or one domain with state-specific sections

I'm part of a business based in Western Australia, for example, Online Training Western Australia, currently operating a website on onlinetrainingwa.com.au. Our original goal was to provide the ...
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Is it necessary to edit DNS settings at registrar when using CloudFlare?

I need to point a subdomain to a different web hosting service. The domain is registered with my registrar, the DNS is managed by CloudFlare, and the hosting is managed by a third party hosting ...
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How to use X-Robots-Tag to noindex all subdomains (save specific exceptions)?

Google's Robots meta tag and X-Robots-Tag HTTP header specifications page (Practical implementation of X-Robots-Tag with Apache section) gives an example of noindexing certain filetypes, ie: <...
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Can the wildcard DNS record for 2nd level subdomains differ from the wildcard rule for 1st level subdomains?

We have an A record that points *.example.com to an IP address. Is there a way to prevent 2nd level subdomains (*.*.example.com) from being directed to that IP? Or direct them somewhere else?
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Subdomains getting redirected to root directory of virtualhost

I'm trying to have 3 different domains and subdomains on my VPS: pd.example.com intranet.example.com example.com I have configured them, but for some reason each subdomain is getting redirected to ...
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Is it good for SEO to link back from a subdomain to the main domain using web banner links with alt text?

I want search engines to connect the domain and subdomain together. eg: example.com and subdomain.example.com. Is my method of doing so a problem for SEO? I want the main domain to link to the ...
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How do I prevent Google Analytics from sending cookies to cookie-less subdomains? [duplicate]

I'm trying to keep GA from setting cookies on static files like images. All the files concerned are loaded from cookie-free subdomains. Is there a way to exclude these subdomains from getting the ...