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multiple domains hosting
what do they really mean?

 3:06 am on Apr 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

Hello there,

Maybe this is because of my inexperience with apache and web servers, but I'll ask it here since the support from the company I'm looking to sign up one of their hosting service wasn't able to tell me correctly the following.

When a hosting plan tells you it has a multiple or unlimited domains feature, what does it exactly mean?

I made a simple question like this:

"Will my extra domains act just as a redirect
such as www.mydomain2.com to www.mydomain.com/mydomain2 or when I'm accessing www.mydomain2.com and all the site's content I'll never see the www.mydomain.com/mydomain2 in the internet explorer address bar?"

Well this was just one of the 4 questions I had to write always asking the same thing, with no properly answer.

Can somebody tell how does it work in most cases? Am I going to have in fact all extra domains correctly mapped or they will act as simple url redirections?

I appreciate any help!

- Dehumanizer



 4:30 am on Apr 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

When a hosting plan tells you it has a multiple or unlimited domains feature, what does it exactly mean?
That does depend on the host according to the wording. It could mean that they'll point an unlimited number of domains to your main domain. Or it could mean that under one account you can host multiple domains.

Depending on the host it is possible that all your domains would be setup as subdomains, but also resolve on their own.

Ex: example2.example.com = www.example2.com

You'd have to ask your host how the other domain names resolve.


 4:36 am on Apr 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

Ex: example2.example.com = www.example2.com

Hi Bill,

How do I call that? Transparent forwarding mask? Or something like that?

Thank you!

- Dehumanizer


 4:51 am on Apr 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

Not sure whether there's a specific term for that. I've heard it called multi-hosting on some hosts, but the names vary.

Just ask them whether their hosting accounts have the ability to support multiple domain names pointing to separate directories (web sites) within your main account. That should be sufficient for them to answer you.


 2:11 pm on Apr 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

Hi Dehumanizer
Not sure what you are trying to achieve here, basically
when a hosting company offers several domains, this means your sites can be divided between the disc space provided or subdomains can be added to the main account which can forwarded or redirected to any url via the server or your control panel.

If you have 100mb space with your plan and have 5 domains they can share 20meg each as separate domains all with same dns.or with unlimited subdomains you can as above, redirect them anywhere /fold/directory/url.
Most control panels have this function. hope that helps

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