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    Web Hosting: Allowed Domains?
    Whe looking at hosting plans they list....

    Allowed Domains: 1 or 2 or 5 or unlimited

    What does that actually mean when they allow 2 domains as an example?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeymourButts
    Whe looking at hosting plans they list....

    Allowed Domains: 1 or 2 or 5 or unlimited

    What does that actually mean when they allow 2 domains as an example?
    You can have two different domains on the same server at the same domain address.

    Usually if you want to pay extra - 4 or 5 dollars a month - they will give them a different IP number even though they are on the same place on your server space.

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    So if I had 2 different domain names...

    www dot domain1 dot com
    www dot domain2 dot com

    I could host them both using a single hosting account assuming that host allows 2 domains?

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    Yes. Our Lunar account allows for 10 domain names.
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    Take a look at this seymourebutts http://hostgator.com/shared.shtml.

    I use the baby plan (9.95 month) - run all kinds of scripts on it - it's fast - I've never had any down time on any of my sites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeymourButts
    So if I had 2 different domain names...

    www dot domain1 dot com
    www dot domain2 dot com

    I could host them both using a single hosting account assuming that host allows 2 domains?
    yes

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    Some hosts may call them add-on domains. I think with Bluehost you get a primary domain and 4 add-ons.

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    Site Advisor got quite upset when I went to hostgator.com.... won't let me surf there...
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    Ya sometmes they are aa extra folder in your main www folder and sometimes they are setup as totally different cpanel logins. Depends on the host.

    I would always try to get at least 5 add ons. Never know when you or some friend or family member might want one. Of course, then you get to be their tech support if that is not already happening.

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    Site Advisor got quite upset when I went to hostgator.com.... won't let me surf there...
    What was the problem (problems)?

    http://www.siteadvisor.com/sites/hostgator.com

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    The way it works is basically you can host up to the number of domains specified on one account. You set up your account with your primary domain name such as www (dot) mywebsite (dot) com and then once you have an account you can add more domains to your hosting account. They all work just as a normal URL and all of the website domains add their usage i.e. storage space, bandwidth etc. As long as you do not surpass your hosting package limits you only need the one account.

    i.e. if the host limits you to 5 domains, you can host up to 5 sites - just make sure you do not max out your account and you are fine to continue. If you do max it out, you just purchase another account and move a domain or two over to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Todendron
    If you do max it out, you just purchase another account and move a domain or two over to it.
    Out of curiosity, would you purchase another account from the same host or would you create an additional (new) account at a different host?
    Why or why not? Thanks.
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    You can just purchase two accounts from the same host if you like their services. I personally host all of mine at the same place. (I will not plug the company as I recently started working for them). I open separate accounts for businesses as I do not want people from one group I work with to be able to see all of the files for the others. When you have multiple domains, you do not have multiple logins on most hosting platforms. However, if you are the only person who will ever log in to the cpanel to edit/change settings etc. then you can keep them all on one account.

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    The great thing in this regards is custom hosting, you choose as many domains as you need and should be able to increase the number of domains without actual upgrading.
    I use custom plans from eskhosting.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhia7
    Out of curiosity, would you purchase another account from the same host or would you create an additional (new) account at a different host?
    Why or why not? Thanks.
    I'm not one to carry all of my eggs in one basket. I've had a host (or hosts) since 1997 and have seen a few major problems pop up. So...

    Currently I have leased space (either VPS or reseller level) with a physical presence at a NOC in New Jersey (2 accounts), Virginia (2 accounts), and Texas (1 account). So I am currently using three different companies. These are fully managed accounts - as far as maintaining the server, installing upgrades, security patches, etc. All I do is add domains and upload my files/sites.

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    If you have a lot of domains to manage having a single account is the better way to go. Normally it's called a reseller account which gives you a lot more control over domains, dns, etc and has unlimited domains.

    We pay $.80 per month for IPs, but we buy them in bulk for both our shared hosting and dedicated servers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nakedgamer
    If you have a lot of domains to manage having a single account is the better way to go. Normally it's called a reseller account which gives you a lot more control over domains, dns, etc and has unlimited domains.

    We pay $.80 per month for IPs, but we buy them in bulk for both our shared hosting and dedicated servers.
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