Multiple Domain Hosting- How To Host More Than One Website On One Plan
A common question that many people have when looking for a hosting plan is how to host multiple domains. Multiple domain hosting is actually a very common service that top hosting companies will offer. There are just a few ways they offer the ability to host multiple domains on one account. Here are a few options to consider.
Multiple Domain Hosting On A Shared Hosting Plan
This is a very common way to host a lot of domains on one plan. A shared hosting plan means that you sign up for hosting, usually for less than $10 per month, and you share space on a server with other people. Whenever you put together a website and put it on the servers, your files will be along side other people who signed up at that time.
Normally a top hosting company will offer the use of “Unlimited Domains” with a shared hosting plan. This means you can add as many domain names and websites as you want to this one hosting plan.
With a Shared Hosting Plan, you’ll set up a hosting plan that has a primary domain name. Many people will use a company name for the primary domain. As you add more domains to the hosting plan, you “assign” the domains as “Add-On Domains” to the primary account.
Without going into too much confusing detail, this is a very common practice for people who want to make multiple websites, whether for internet marketing purposes, or for other business and personal ventures.
Multiple Domain Hosting With Reseller Hosting Plans
A “Reseller” hosting plan is a great way to host multiple domains as well. Using a Reseller Account will give the user more options compared to a shared hosting plan.
Let’s say the person is a web designer and wants to offer web hosting as a value-added proposition to their customers. Using a Reseller plan allows them to allocate accounts with specific bandwidth, memory, and other usage parameters, as well as giving those customers personal access to their own Control Panel.
So you can see that the Reseller Hosting Plan allows for a person to actually create their own hosting company, with the ability to add multiple accounts and multiple domain names to the account.
A lot of internet marketers and other web developers will use Reseller Hosting Plans as a means for organizing and running their own websites. They can allocate specific parameters for each website, keeping things separated, clean, and organized. This also allows for the use of many different IP addresses between a number of sites, rather than one IP address for one account, as the shared hosting uses.
What About Multiple Email Accounts?
The beauty about a Shared hosting plan, and also a Reseller hosting plan, is you can create as many email accounts as you would like for each and every website you decide to host. It’s as simple as pressing a button and typing the email address you want to set up. You’ll then have the option of how large you want the mail box memory to be.
There are other more complicated solutions to multiple domain hosting, but by far the easiest way to expand your web presence to any level you want is to just purchase a shared hosting plan from one of the top web host companies. Perhaps if you become more involved in creating more websites or would like to offer hosting services to others, then a Reseller plan may be a good option.