April 7, 2018
In the event of wanting to host another website with a different domain name, what can you do? The best you can do is to pay another monthly fee for another hosting account. It can get pretty expensive after a few months, especially if the new site doesn’t work the way you intended it. However, there are companies that offer Multi Domain Hosting services.
For example: say that you have an existing website with a website hosting provider, and you have an idea for a website startup, registering a domain for that service. Once you have the domain, you commence on building your website without having to worry about paying anything again until the domain is due again. But when the time comes around for testing the site on a live server, how do you test it without having to buy another hosting package?
To proceed in hosting the new domain, you simply need an FTP account from the host to upload the files. In order to access the new website, sub-folders are uploaded to your existing root folder. Once the files are uploaded, users will be able to access the new domain.
Having cPanel as your choice of controlling your site, you can easily setup the new domain by redirecting the domain’s DNS address to the host’s DNS servers. This will allow you to access the domain as if it were on another host altogether. When playing around with your DNS records always check if everything is working fine using the online tools for DNS check. One of the benefits of hosting multiple domain names is having Unlimited Drive and Bandwidth space.
Hosting multiple domains may also help out others by providing them hosting for their own domain for small projects. However, it can be a little difficult to do this using a Shared Hosting setup as there is no full control between you and your customers in case of a problem with their website. A Reseller Hosting account is suitable for this kind of hosting, more importantly when you can control how much storage and bandwidth can be used.
If you do not have a Multiple Domain webhost, there are several hosts to choose from that offer Unlimited Domain Hosting. Some cost no more than $7 a month, or more depending on what the host offers such as cPanel and Fantastico. There are also hosts that require a setup fee, though many of them do not.