This is the situation:

  1. Global domain: www.domain.com (exists of one page, with links to other 3 subdomains)
  2. Sub domain 1: sub1.domain.com (full website)
  3. Sub domain 2: sub2.domain.com (full website)
  4. Sub domain 3: sub3.domain.com (full website)

My question:

Is it overkill to also create a site for the global domain? It will only have one page (frontpage). Or what is the best practice to accomplish this? The global domain is just a landingpage where you can make a choice between the 3 subsites.

  • That's an opinion, it totally depends on how complex this landing page will be, who is supposed to change its content, and so on. Maybe have a bare HTML splash page and before it gets too complex add another multisite instance for the splash page.
    – leymannx
    Feb 10, 2020 at 8:54
  • If it is not to complex and it does not require much resources (server), I would use a site instead of just a HTML splash page ... ?
    – Lance
    Feb 11, 2020 at 9:22
  • I'd agree. More flexible on the long run. But yeah, it depends.
    – leymannx
    Feb 11, 2020 at 9:27

1 Answer 1


If you need more flexibility on the long run, you better create a separate website for the global domain. Keep in mind that it will require extra resources on your server.

If your global landing page is simple you can consider the option to only use a HTML page. Keep in mind that this will give you less options on the long run.

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