can somone explain how to have mulitple sites under 1 domain name

Discussion in 'Web Design and Hosting' started by karen, Mar 21, 2008.

  1. karen

    karen New Member

    Hi,

    As a member of profit lance I have access to 20 or so pre made adsence sites that are mine to do with as I wish once I organise hosting for them. I have read that you can host all 20 sites under 1 domain name eg www.yourdomain.com/site 1, [nourl]www.yourdomain.com/site[/url] 2 etc. but I don't understand how this is done. I thought having your domain name with a backslash and whatever text followed was pages in the website for that domain. I am new to all this and have never had a website or hosting before so I would appreciate any info on this. Thanks
     
  2. pcwork

    pcwork New Member

    Many hosts like hostgator allow unlimited addon domains under a single hosting account. They are basically subdomains of the main domain
     
  3. MyOwnBoss

    MyOwnBoss New Member

    If you use a subdomain (subdomain.yourdomain.com), then for all intents and purposes it's a separate domain (obviously, all the subdomains share bandwidth and storage.). A lot of people recommend using a really generic domain name for this reason.

    Having the sites as yourdomain.com/site pretty much accomplishes the same thing. The fact that the sites are separate is just how you think of it. In other words, you will be directing your traffic to the specific folder that contains that website instead of to the base domain.
     
  4. karen

    karen New Member

    Thanks for the replies, things are a little clearer now [​IMG]
     
  5. Homeboy

    Homeboy New Member

    The way I would accomplish the www.yourdomain.com/site 1, www.yourdomain.com/site 2 you described is to buy ONE domain name, and then create multiple folders in that domain's root (main) directory on your webhost. Each of those folders must contain its own index.htm page, thus effectively making it a website within your main website.

    Hope that wasn't too confusing, lol. [​IMG]
     
  6. karen

    karen New Member

    Homeboy,

    Thanks for that. I think I understand what your saying. I'll know when I try it!
     

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