Subdirectories

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Emma-Jane
Participant | Platinum Partner

Hi there 

 

I have been scouring the community for information around subdirectories and subdomains. While I am familiar with the debate, is there a reason HubSpot does not host subdirectories (excuse me if this is a technically silly question)? 

 

Are only subdomains hosted inside the HubSpot tools? Or if subdirectories are hosted on which tiering and tools is this so? 

 

TIA

 

 

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danmoyle
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Guide | Diamond Partner

Hi @Emma-Jane. Great question. One I had to research back when I set up a Wordpress site and had an old-school IT professional asking me all about subdirectory versus subdomain set-up.

 

Here's how I understand it: Instead of the old way of building websites and using folders and FTP, we build on a more modern feeling WYSIWYG website. You can, in HubSpot, still create paths like yourdomain.com/blog when your site is completely hosted in HubSpot.

 

We do that at Impulse Creative with paths like blog, thanks, learn... quite a few.

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But when you're hosting your main site somewhere else, you can create subdomains for these to build within the HubSpot tool and point those subdmains hosted elsewhere to the HubSpot assets. 

 

So to me, in a way, when your site is completely hosted in HubSpot, your URL structure can feel like subdirectories. We just don't need to create them in the old way and think about them as folders. 

 

 


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Dan Moyle

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danmoyle
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Hi @Emma-Jane. Great question. One I had to research back when I set up a Wordpress site and had an old-school IT professional asking me all about subdirectory versus subdomain set-up.

 

Here's how I understand it: Instead of the old way of building websites and using folders and FTP, we build on a more modern feeling WYSIWYG website. You can, in HubSpot, still create paths like yourdomain.com/blog when your site is completely hosted in HubSpot.

 

We do that at Impulse Creative with paths like blog, thanks, learn... quite a few.

danmoyle_0-1633529931731.png

 

But when you're hosting your main site somewhere else, you can create subdomains for these to build within the HubSpot tool and point those subdmains hosted elsewhere to the HubSpot assets. 

 

So to me, in a way, when your site is completely hosted in HubSpot, your URL structure can feel like subdirectories. We just don't need to create them in the old way and think about them as folders. 

 

 


Did this post help solve your problem? If so, please mark it as a solution.


Dan Moyle

HubSpot Strategist

Learning Ops | Impulse Creative

[he/him/his]

239-244-8812 | 269-330-4696
dan@impulsecreative.com
https://impulsecreative.com/

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Emma-Jane
Participant | Platinum Partner

Hi @danmoyle 

 

Thanks for such a concise response. That makes a lot of sense to me. 

 

I think effectively what I wanted to know is when your site is hosted outside of HubSpot, there is no way to utilise subdirectories as the HubSpot suite of tools uses subdomains solely. 

 

This is a question we actually get asked a lot about from our clients and can often be a source of debate (as I'm sure you've experienced yourself). 

 

Thanks again.