I'm looking for a way to server my pages by category name. So for example I have Cellphones as the category . I then want the URL to be cellphone.mystore.com. How would I make this possible?

  • Seems like a bad idea from a search engine / site ranking standpoint (may not apply, but worth noting). – benmarks Jul 30 '13 at 14:37
  • Thanks for the comment Ben. Any reason as to why it might affect my SEO? I think it's a valid point, but just not sure of the negative effects. – Wessel Jul 30 '13 at 15:10
  • "I'm no SEO expert", but your domain SEO juice is tied to the domain names. Stated simply, for a site foo.com with two categories and an overall SE value of 8/10, the same site split into cat1.foo.com and cat2.foo.com would effectively split the value between the two sites. – benmarks Jul 30 '13 at 15:18

You could create a Website via "System"->"Manage Stores"; "Create Website...".

When attaching a "Store Group" to it, you could make the category Cellphone to the Root Category of this group.

Be sure to set the new Base URL for this website only from within "System"->"Configuration"->"General"->"Web"->"Insecure".

This only works for Root Categories btw.

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    Note that site scopes add to processing and indexing overhead. If there are a lot of categories, this will become an issue. – benmarks Jul 30 '13 at 14:36

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