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    Building my sub-domain and folder structure ??

    Hi

    I am setting up a website for an organisation
    which has quite different operating companies.

    They want one website.

    Having read a lot about sub-directories verses sub-domians
    it seems that this situation requires a sub-domain approach.

    So we will have :

    farming-equipment.example.com
    double-glazing.example.com
    office-cleaning.example.com

    Now my question is about how to deal with categories of articles
    and sales pages.

    For example:

    The article "Tractor Maintenance - 6 Monthly Checklist"
    Needs to be in the "farming-equipment.example.com" section.

    So would it be like this:

    farming-equipment.example.com/articles/Tractor-Maintenance-6-Monthly-Checklist.htm

    and my sales pages in a seperate directory:

    farming-equipment.example.com/catalog/hoes.htm

    Is this the proper way to mix sub-domains and sub-directories ?

    Presumably I should stay clear of nested sub-domains like this:

    articles.farming-equipment.example.com/Tractor-Maintenance-6-Monthly-Checklist.htm

    I would very much appreciate advice and relevant experience of handling this kind of situation.

    Many thanks.

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    It would be:
    farming-equipment.example.com/articles/Tractor-Maintenance-6-Monthly-Checklist.htm

    The directory setup for most hosting providers would be that there would be a farming-equipment directory under the the primary directory for the site, and the name server would resolve the location.

    Generally the hosting provider interface for creating sub-domains would create the correct directory structure as part of the creation processing.
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    Thanks.


    I have access to a dedicated server,
    so I can set it up how I want.

    so... any other thoughts on this ??


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    Then you should follow the recommendation in the documentation for the server software you are going to use.
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