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SOLVED Should we use “www” in URL or not?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Nirjonadda, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. Nirjonadda

    Nirjonadda Well-Known Member

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    HTTPS and WWW vs Non WWW: Which is Best to Use? Should I redirect no-www to www or redirect www to non-www?
     
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    Hello.

    While this question isn't related directly to cPanel/WHM software, I can share my personal opinion on this matter.

    I asked myself this question few years ago. Back in the 90's most websites use www. but nowadays, big boy like Twitter do not use www. While this is actually up to personal preference, in SEO term, you may want to only focus using either with www or without www. Just make sure you have a www CNAME pointed to your primary domain with an A record to your server's IP. In Google webmaster page, you can submit and choose whether to use http or with https + www or without www.

    So my answer is best to just "follow the norm" because with www. whenever you design a sticker, people can automatically relate www. to a website address because nowadays there are so many new tlds to choose from for example .host or .hosting - If you create a logo with a brand name veryfastserver.host it's not gonna give you a big impact than www. verfastserver.host (people who see the address will automatically understand and get the idea). Just compare ilovemy.mom with www. ilovemy.mom - I'd still prefer the later. Well, this is absolutely up to an individual or the person who are managing the brand. In SEO wise, they are all the same.

    Thank you.
     
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    I agree with everything that Rangka Kacang says..
    As for httpS - Google wants you to use it, so, use it. I just finished converting all of my sites to httpS a few months ago.. Also, FWIW, I always use WWW on my sites.. if someone types in the domain without www, it gets 301 redirected to the WWW version for SEO purposes..
     
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    Also, if you ever search Google using site: and have multiple subdomains it's easier to isolate the results with www.

    for example:
    site:domain.com will return results for your main site and all your subdomains
    site:www.domain.com will return isolated results for just your main site.

    So if you don't use www, you can't isolate the results in this manner if you have subdomains as well.

    Granted not the most important thing, but still a thing.

    I prefer www since it just seems more balanced as well.
     
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    Hello,

    I've marked this thread as solved.

    Thanks!
     
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