Is there a way to host multiple Duda sites under one Domain?

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We have had this question come up more than once now and it's looking like we are going to need more than a pieced together solution. My question is for the following scenario:

A gym owner has 3 locations, but each location is unique in that they don't offer the exact same types of services, and some offer products while others don't.

For other clients it has been a simple matter to have site.com/location-one site.com/location-two etc while have universal site.com/services and site.com/lessons or whatever because the multiple locations were basically the same.

So for this use case, the gym owner simply does not want to purchase multiple domains and manage 3 separate .com's - they basically want site.com/location-one two and three but each of those three to be a stand alone "micro site".

It feels "hacky" to try to work with hiding navigation and assigning passwords for user permissions to manage three robust sub menus under one functional Duda installation.

The big question here is: can we have 3 separate Duda installations under one .com? Three logins in the back end that will allow access to site.com/location-one and site.com/location-two etc…

I'm hoping it's a matter of routing in the backend that would be possible given the power of the Duda platform, or that possibly this is already a problem that's been solved and I'm just missing it.

Thanks in advance for any help!

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  • visioncraft
    visioncraft Member Posts: 161 Learner
    edited October 2023 Answer ✓
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    Hi there, @featherstone - welcome to the Duda Community!

    The scenario you are describing sounds like a good fit for the use of subdomains. The idea is that instead of having each different location as a 'directory' (or 'folder') of the main site — eg., "mycompany.com/location1", "mycompany.com/location2" — you would use "location1.mycompany.com", "location2.mycompany.com", and so on. Each subdomain would have its own, completely separate Duda website.

    By using subdomains your client only needs to have 1 domain ("mycompany.com") — and you just setup as many Duda sites as you want in its subdomains ("sub1.mycompany.com, "sub2.mycompany.com", etc.).

  • Bruce_McCaughan
    Bruce_McCaughan Member Posts: 132 Learner
    edited October 2023 Answer ✓
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    What visioncraft said about sub domains.

    Keep in mind that you will need to pay for each instance of Duda on the sub-somains.
    But, your authenticated users can be assigned to any and/or all sites and will have a nice dahsboard similar to what you have for accessing all of your/client sites in your dashboard.

  • Aj_Cre8
    Aj_Cre8 Member Posts: 677 MVP
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    Going to Echo @visioncraft and @Bruce_McCaughan on this one. SubDomain ALL THE WAY. You can then have a link in the footer or header of each site that goes to the other locations as well, so if someone lands on the wrong location, they can easily navigate to the others.

  • featherstone
    featherstone Member Posts: 3
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    Thanks so much for the replies! Sounds like we'll be going with subdomains : )