Just hoping if someone can point me in the right direction with this one.
Basically, I need to have a website in multiple countries with their localized content and the target countries native currency. So, the base currency has to be the one of the country the website would target. Now this is what i cannot figure out.
Should i have each countries website as a subdomain on the primary domain with its own website / store view and base currency or should I have separate install for each country under a subdirectory on the primary domain.
The second tricky issue is that a few countries are english based with different currencies (us, uk, au, ca, nz, sg), so I am thinking a single install for these countries as only the base currency would change (website). Whereas, a few countries (eu ones) will have the same currency but different languages, so a separate install for these looks viable. (herein, only the store view would change).
The main issue are the number of url rewrites and the load on the db. I am hosted with Simple Helix so there tech is stable and fast enough to support this structure.
Would appreciate if you can guide me in the right direction with the engineering of this store.