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    Hi,

    Anyone know how the heck or what the heck it's called when a domain name is prefixed with something? For example: blog.yahoo.com or store.yahoo.com? I need a separate address for a store, to go along with the organization website. Of course, I can just do www.yahoo.com/store, but the prefix looks cooler. Any additional costs associated with this?

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    Almost all hosting providers and/or registrars provide them for free.

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    Thank you.

    I was flustered trying to search for the answer with google.com.

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    Actual term is cName , Dan be accomplished several ways, but typically done with a combination of DNS entries and host bindings.

    Yeah, some hosting providers call then subdomains... But the benefit of a cName as opposed to a sub domain, is that the site using the cName does not have to be on the same server or ip address.

    Many big companies actually started using them to point to different server clusters so lighten the load on some of their main servers.

    Very useful if different sections use different server technologies... Ie the main site is php on a Linux server, but the support section is actually in asp or asp.net on a windows server.

    Each hosting provider and control panel is a little different... So check with whomever you're using for the best way to set it up.


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