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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Cincinnati, Ohio

    So, let the newbie ask one more stupid question


    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 it goes to that website and only shows that web address? And if I have another rescue called as a sub domain, when I type in 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!

    Thanks again!

    lamirona (alice)
    Last edited by Lamirona; 11-15-2009 at 06:28 PM. Reason: Add text

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    State of Disbelief
    That wouldn't be a subdomain, that would be an "addon" domain. A subdomain of "" would be "".
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    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 and A subdomain is like, where it is actually attached to the domain. If you want to have multiple websites with different domains, look for addon domains.
    Last edited by the_pm; 11-15-2009 at 07:04 PM.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Austin, Texas, USA
    That would be an add-on domain. A subdomain is Mostly all host allow multiple of each of these so that hosting company should work.
    Last edited by the_pm; 11-15-2009 at 07:04 PM.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    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".
    Last edited by the_pm; 11-16-2009 at 11:01 AM.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Indiana, USA
    @Lamirona - there are no stupid questions... By all means ask any and all questions you may have as it is better that you ask and then know than to wonder.
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  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Seminole, OK
    Look at it like this.

    TLD - top level domain as in .com, .info. .biz, etc.
    domain- riverdownspetpalooza is the domain
    subdomain - subdomain (for example


    you can have as many subdomains as you want on top of your domain
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  8. #8
    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.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    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 .

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