Sub domain or not?

Hello. For security reasons, is it better to put ones forum on a seperate subdomain instead of the main site? For example, is it more secure to have a forum at “” instead of “”? I am guessing the subdomain way is better because if your forum is hacked, the main site is still safe. is that correct?


I suppose, that if you set up a sub-domain with a different user than your regular domain, then should your forum software prove to have a security hole in it, you’d be better off. If it’s the same user than there’s no difference really.

However, as long as you keep your forum software up-to-date I rather doubt it’s really an issue.

This is just my opinion, I’m no security expert or anything. You can’t blame me :slight_smile:


Thanks matt