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Virtual CDN Subdomian - Disallow Index

Disallow Indexing of Virtual Subdomain

6:33 am on Mar 19, 2012 (gmt 0)

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I have a website with lots of images. I have setup a CDN to store the images in Cloud and am using a CDN Subdomain to map the Cloud server url to display the images on my website.

Since the Subdomain is Virtual, there is no physical robots.txt file to help me disallow indexing by bots.

How do i disallow the bots from indexing the Subdomain.

Primany domian : www.mysite.com
Virtual Subdomian for CDN purpose : images.mysite.com

I want to disallow indexing of images.mysite.com

Please guide.
6:44 am on Mar 19, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Whether the subdomain is virtual or not is meaningless, if you can upload a file, which you obviously do with images, you can upload a robots.txt file as well.

If you can't upload a robots.txt file, you certainly couldn't upload an .htaccess file that would make sense either, as both should go in the root docs folder.

You can either put both files on your server or neither, see what I'm saying?

In the event that I'm wrong, happens on occasion, this should go in the .htaccess to stop indexing:
<Files ~ "\.(png|jpe?g|gif)$">
Header set X-Robots-Tag "noindex"