I'm the complete newbie amateur looking for a web host for a, or really two, small non-profit animal rescues. I apologize for bringing these probably idiotic questions to you all, but I've gotten such good info here in years gone by.
In looking at the features of some web hosts, I see sub domains. Does this mean that if I sign up with say, FatCow, I could use it for both my little animal rescue websites? As in, I type in www.riverdownspetpalooza.com it goes to that website and only shows that web address? And if I have another rescue called www.parrot-alert.com as a sub domain, when I type in www.parrot-alert.com it only shows that in the web address like a completely separate entity but is really part of the same FatCow account? BTW, both those websites-totally not my design.
Is there a book called "Web Hosting for Super Dummies" out there? Boy, I have a lot to learn!
Last edited by Lamirona; 11-15-2009 at 06:28 PM.
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Most hosts offer add-on domains and sub-domains. An addon domain is like having multiple domain names and websites hosted with one package, such as abc.com and efg.com. A subdomain is like sub.abc.com, where it is actually attached to the domain. If you want to have multiple websites with different domains, look for addon domains.
You are searching for mutiple domain allowed hosting plans.
If the plan provide 2+ addon domains,this will meet your needs.Addon doamin allows you to host 2+ separately website on one hosting server.
And if you want 2+ domains go to the same interface,use "parked domain".
TLD - top level domain as in .com, .info. .biz, etc.
domain- riverdownspetpalooza is the domain
subdomain - subdomain (for example subdomain.riverdownspetpalooza.com)
you can have as many subdomains as you want on top of your domain
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Yes as long as your hosting provider lets you have 2+ addon domains, most offer unlimited addon domains. Addon domain allows you to use a subdirectory within your account to serve a new domain, just like your main domain.
To get some knowledge we should clarify what ever doubts we have; though you may feel them silly or stupid. That is the only way to gather informations. As Mike said they are not stupid questions, as far as you are a newbie in the field. I am not going to answer your questions as you have already got a number of (same) answers already .