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Sites vs. Subsites – Pros and Cons

The introduction to this fundamental design issue described in the "Sites and Subsites Overview" is discussed more fully below.

CommonSpot is flexible enough to allow two distinct architectures for building sites. In most cases, a single top-level site with multiple child subsites will produce the proper architecture to successfully maintain content within a site. However, in some circumstances it may be necessary (and more beneficial) to produce multiple top-level sites. Listed below are some pros and cons to top-level sites and multiple subsites.

Advantages of a Multi-Site Environment

Disadvantages of a Multi-Site Environment

Advantages of a Single Site with Subsites Environment

Disadvantages of a Single Site with Subsites Environment


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