Cons of subdirectories

As a professional web hosting provider, HostRooster understands the importance of maintaining an effective website structure to enhance user experience and search engine optimization (SEO). While subdirectories can be an effective way to categorize web pages, it is important to use them in moderation.

One potential issue with overusing subdirectories is that it can create excessively long and confusing URLs. For example, a URL such as “” is likely to intimidate users and discourage them from clicking or sharing the link. This can negatively impact both user experience and SEO.

To mitigate this problem, HostRooster advises website owners to simplify the hierarchy of subdirectories as much as possible. This might involve consolidating website categories and subcategories to include only those that are essential. Additionally, you may consider using subdomains instead of subdirectories, as they can help to flatten the website’s structure and make URLs more manageable.

In conclusion, while subdirectories can be a useful tool for organizing web pages, it is important to use them in moderation to avoid creating overly complex and confusing URLs that can negatively impact user experience and SEO. HostRooster is always here to assist you in structuring your website in the best possible way.


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