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How subdomain works ?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by simi_id, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. simi_id

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    Hi,

    I'm new and I'm trying to figure out how this works by trying several methods for installing phpBB3 from cPAddon.

    A.
    - create subdomain forum.domain.com with the folder public_html/forum
    - installed forum in forum.domain.com

    B.
    - installed forum in public_html/forum
    - create subdomaine forum.domain.com which redirects to domain.com/forum

    and my questions are:

    1. Both A and B have same results ?

    2. Which one is better to use for installing phpBB3 ?

    3. Subdomains need time also to propagate as domains ?

    4. When creating a subdomain it ask me the folder where should point.
    For example test.domain.com -> public_ftp/test
    But when typing in browser test.domain.com it doesn't work, while domain.com/test works.
    Does it need every time for a domain to point the place where should to forward or by default should load that page in the folder which I pointed when creating the subdomain ?
    Or maybe it's related to question number 3.

    5. If I create subdomain test1.domain.com but with the folder public_html/test2 ... it doesn't work. The folder should have the same name as the subdomain name ? Or also it's related to question number 3 ?

    6. If I install phpBB3 in public_html/forum, when creating subdomain forum.domain.com it asks me for a folder, should I point to a different folder than forum and use forwarding to domain.com/forum or just point as folder the folder where phpBB3 is installed ? public_html/forum.
    What happend when removing the domain ? Does it delete also the folder ?

    7. If I create several subdomains forum.domain.com and bb.domain.com can I put for both of them as home folder public_html/forum, or just separate folders and then to use forwarding for both of them to public_html/forum ? Which method is the best to not mess up things ?

    8. I've tested some subdomain name and now after deleting some of them, one is showing cgi_bin folder, even the main folder is erased, another one is showing a text name server, and another one just opens google in IE9 with the address typed in the google search bar.

    9. If I install phpBB3 in public_html/forum and then create subdomain forum.domain.com with the home folder also in public_html/forum, when uninstalling the phpBB3 what happens ?
    And also if I delete the subdomain forum.domain.com and then create it again but with another home folder public_html/forumtest ... what happens ?

    Thanks :)
     
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