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I want to install myWebsite.com - which runs a wordpress-blog. Then another Team blog at mysite.com/team-blog and also mysite.com/osqa to have OSQA(OSQA is a forum software) installed.

I tried a lot playing with .htaccess from the past 2 days. But No success! AFAIK this can be achieved with .htaccess redirects.

Another question - Is it a good idea to install - osqa in mysite.com/osqa or have a seperated sub-domain like - osqa.mysite.com I read some old articles saying - having sub-domains is NOT good for SEO and Page-ranks. Is this true even today? And So only I decided to go with folders for each and not creating sub-domains.

AFAIK, Search Engines treat sub-domains as a totally different domain without carrying much Pagerank effects to the domain Parent site.

Please help, all help highly highly appreciated.

asked 17 Sep '12, 04:13

Prajwal
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Typically this would be done using a separate URL Path for each application, all one one website record.

In other words, you would have three applications under $HOME/webapps/, but all three mounted onto a single website record - one at a URL Path of "/", the next at "/team-blog", and the third at "/osqa".

Generally with respect to SEO you are correct; it's better to have everything under a single domain. However, some applications do not work nicely under a sub-URL Path, and using osqa.mysite.com is much easier for them. This depends largely on the application types; usually Wordpress and Django can be run under a URL subpath, but not all can be.

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answered 17 Sep '12, 04:19

ryans ♦♦
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thanks Ryans, I suppose this creates .htacess files in each folder automatically.

(17 Sep '12, 08:45) Prajwal

Adding additional apps to a site will not create .htaccess files - the web server configuration happens on the front-end. managed by us. Your apps will still use whatever .htaccess files you've created for them.

(17 Sep '12, 12:14) seanf
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