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Make The Move To Multiple Domain Hosting

by Heris Yunora

As a webmaster, you must have been familiar with what the industry calls "shared hosting plan" which is a cheap way to put your website. A hosting provider can offers that service cheap because you only use a small amount of the storage capacity of a server which is shared among many other users.

Unfortunately many of them only let you host one domain under one account. It will not be a problem if you don't have a plan to build more than one websites. But the story could be different when you want to do it in the future where you will have to open an additional hosting account everytime you host a new domain name. Imagine how much money you have to spend every month just for paying your hosting service.

On the other hand, using a hosting provider that allows you host all of your domains under one account will save your money over a host that insists that you open a new account for each site. That way you can create several websites to promote different products without having to be upset about any extra fees.

It is entirely up to you what kind of websites you intend to build. You can build online directories, websites that full of contents and/or websites that consist of one long sales letter that you can promote with PPC or ezine. Of course you can promote unrelated products using only one website but it would not look professional in the eyes of your site visitors. Keep in mind that a good domain name is usually related to the content of a website.

Some multiple domain hosting companies also provide Fantastico. Building different type of websites such as classified ads, online directory or blog can be accomplished very easily by using this feature.

To make it better, you can even register your additional domain names through a cheap registrar such as GoDaddy. After registering the domain names with the registrar don't forget to setup the DNS addresses provided by your host. Then go into the "add-on domain" sub menu in your hosting Control Panel and fill in the blanks with the name of your new domains and the subdirectories for them. Do it for each of your domains. Wait a few days (usually less than 48 hours) before the master list the domain registrar updates will be shared throughout the internet and all name servers know where to find your new domain.

With multiple domain hosting you can go about setting up specific email addresses, subdirectories, databases and FTP accounts for each of your domains. In fact there are no real differences between using a multiple domain hosting plan and a conventional shared hosting plan.

You can find multiple domain plans starting at about $10 a month. Compared with a conventional shared hosting, the price is not much different and even might be cheaper than the price of your current hosting service.

With so many profitable products you can sell online, the move is one you will never regret. Finally, it is your own decision whether you are ready and willing to use a multiple domain hosting service and save yourself some hard earned cash. The choice is absolutely yours.

Friday, Sep 1st, 2006