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    Newbie Affiliate Ian's Avatar
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    I noticed that many web hosts operate this way:

    http://www.maindomain.com/addondomain = addondomain.com

    Add on domains are actually a sub folder of your main domain. Has anyone seen "problems" with this setup. Either with SEO or other issues? I may just be too paranoid about duplicate content.

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    I've only heard of this recently, it doesn't make sense to me. My additional domains have always been full domains of their own. I can make all the subfolders I want in existing domains and point the nameservers there myself without help from my host. So it seems that you are being sold something you shouldn't have to pay for or being told about a benefit that doesn't really exist.
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    Newbie Affiliate Ian's Avatar
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    Hey lox,

    I think we are talking about 2 similar but separate things. Some web hosts run this way because, I think, it's easier for them perhaps to maintain their accounts.

    The issue is not being able to point nameserevs to a subfolder of a particular domain. It's the opposite.

    If you hosted loxly.com as your main account and at a later date added butterfly.com, then butterfly.com works as a normal domain the the end user. BUT, it is actaully only a subfolder of loxly.com. (ie. loxly.com/butterfly).

    Not sure if are talking about the same thing or both just as confused by my first comment

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    Yes we are talking about the same thing. I think if you are allowed additional domains, they should be separate domains. You can make subfolders and point domains to them without any help from your host.
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    When a site is set up on a shared server normally its
    http://ipaddress/~domainname.com or ~username with or with out the ~

    But lets say that shared IP is the virtual dedicated IP for the Host
    http://www.hostdomain.com/~domain.com or ~user with or with out the ~
    will work too

    Setting up the server like that shouldn't have anything to deal with your page rank or how well your site is indexed on a search engine.

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