Most website owners start with one website, one blog, and one site to call their own. However, a growing number of site owners need multiple domain hosting.
Whether they need the websites for business or personal reasons, multiple domain hosting is on the rise.
This article will be an overview of how to find the best hosting solutions for your numerous sites.
What Is Multiple Domain Hosting?
Wikihow describes multiple domain hosting as follows:
More often … people not only own one domain name, they have several domain names registered under their name. What is missing is often the knowledge on how to host the matching websites without paying a fortune.
Therefore, below we will give you a quick 5-step solution to find the right hosting company for your numerous websites without paying a small fortune on hosting.
How To Find Good Multiple Domain Hosting Options?
1. Find a hosting company that will support multiple site hosting. While most hosting companies do offer multiple domain hosting, the service varies tremendously. Find the services that can do the most for your hosting needs. A few good places to start are AussieHost, HostGator, and Blue Host.
2. Once you find a good hosting company, check to see what features and benefits they have for their services. For example, let’s say you have a business that operates out of the US and Australia. You might want to consider AussieHost for your Australian site, and then HostGator or BlueHost for your US site. That way, you will be able to maximize your speeds in both countries, because having your internet pass through different international boundaries which slows down service.
3. Determine how many sites you need to set up, and which will be your main site. Depending upon how some hosting plans work, you might find some websites hosts better than others. How much space is available, so you can successfully host 50 websites at one time? What about hosting 10 sites? How much disk space does each hosting company have? How many domains do they allow?
4. If you purchased your domain on one site, and your hosting on another you need to make sure that you can move the DNS settings for your blog, so it will point at its new site. This should be a simple process with the right hosting and domain company.
5. Does your hosting company have a CPanel? When I first started hosting sites, I used GoDaddy. They are great for domains, but do not even have a CPanel to easily make changes in your site. CPanels are very useful when you need to make changes to your sites back end.
In the end, you will have to determine which hosting company provides you with the best features and benefits for your site. Just make sure that your hosting company is aware of the fact that you need multiple domain hosting options.
Do you use multiple domain hosting? What has your experience been with it so far?