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Old 07-28-2010, 09:17 AM
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Unlimited Subdomains = Unlimited Websites


I see some web hosts offering unlimited subdomains. Does that mean I can sign up for one domain and create unlimited subdomains based on one domain.

cars.domain1.com
autos.domain1.com
wheels.domain1.com

This means I can have unlimited websites with just one domain? Seems like a nice deal for under $10 a year.



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Old 07-28-2010, 09:25 AM
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They will actually refer to that as unlimited add on domains actually.

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Old 07-28-2010, 09:38 AM
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I see some web hosts offering unlimited subdomains. Does that mean I can sign up for one domain and create unlimited subdomains based on one domain.

cars.domain1.com
autos.domain1.com
wheels.domain1.com

This means I can have unlimited websites with just one domain? Seems like a nice deal for under $10 a year.
Yes that is correct, however if they are only charging you $10.00 per year, I would question the legitimacy of the company. How much disk space and bandwidth are they offering you? Keep in mind, the amount of websites you can host on your account, will depend on how much diskspace and monthly bandwidth you are being allotted.

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Old 07-28-2010, 09:46 AM
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Keep in mind, the amount of websites you can host on your account, will depend on how much diskspace and monthly bandwidth you are being allotted.
Exactly, "unlimited" in this connection is mostly understood as within those constraints set by your chosen plan as opposed to "unlimited space & bandwidth", where the constraints are set in the TOS, and often at will.

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Old 07-28-2010, 09:47 AM
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Are you limited by inodes?

Whats the CPU/RAM limits?

Whats their TOS to regards of their service?

You have to factor all this in...

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Old 07-28-2010, 09:48 AM
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can you give an example of a company thats doing this?

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Old 07-28-2010, 09:49 AM
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They will actually refer to that as unlimited add on domains actually.
This is not correct; while an add-on domain may work similarly to a subdomain it needs proper registration and is just that, an additional domain in its own right.

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Old 07-28-2010, 09:55 AM
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They will actually refer to that as unlimited add on domains actually.
Incorrect, subdomains are 1.xyz.com, 2.xyz.com, and 3.xyz.com actually. In a way it would be unlimited sites but not exactly since they use the same top domain. People don't use that many subdomains in my experience.

How much disk space and bandwidth are you getting for $10/year?

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Old 07-28-2010, 10:18 AM
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Wow, 2 correcting responses you guys run in packs - actually just read wrong, still waking up here *yawn*

Of course, parent domains require registration and many hosts will let you have an unlimited number of both parent and sub domains depending on the plan type.

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Old 07-28-2010, 10:39 AM
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I see some web hosts offering unlimited subdomains. Does that mean I can sign up for one domain and create unlimited subdomains based on one domain.

cars.domain1.com
autos.domain1.com
wheels.domain1.com

This means I can have unlimited websites with just one domain? Seems like a nice deal for under $10 a year.
That is correct.

But $10 a year is extremely cheap and probably unreliable.

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Old 07-28-2010, 10:43 AM
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That is correct.

But $10 a year is extremely cheap and probably unreliable.
Agreed. The price must be some sort of limited time special or something.

Then again, I have seen hosts advertising on eBay for $5 for 5 years, so...

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Old 07-28-2010, 11:00 AM
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That is correct.

But $10 a year is extremely cheap and probably unreliable.
Sorry for the confusion. I meant the domain was for under $10. The host will probably run under $10 per month.

But this still means I can sign up for one domain, sign up for one host provider and have several independent websites. So for less than $11 per month, I can have a website about tires, a website about wheels, a website about cars, a website about music, etc. Still seems like a pretty good deal.

Am I missing something here? It seems too good to be true.

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Old 07-28-2010, 11:31 AM
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Sorry for the confusion. I meant the domain was for under $10. The host will probably run under $10 per month.

But this still means I can sign up for one domain, sign up for one host provider and have several independent websites. So for less than $11 per month, I can have a website about tires, a website about wheels, a website about cars, a website about music, etc. Still seems like a pretty good deal.

Am I missing something here? It seems too good to be true.
Not too good actually. When you register a domain, you are told what kind of business you are targetting. example: www.cars.com can't be used as your personal blog. You can have subdomains describing different aspects of a car only here.

In most cases, You can't successfully market the subdomains independently. You can make a strong identity for the main domain, and subdomains would be some kind of part of it.

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Old 07-28-2010, 11:40 AM
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Addon domains and subdomains are totally different things. So far I have only seen unlimited subdomains but not unlimited domains. Perhaps you can tell us where you saw the plan with unlimited domains. I would like to have a good look at it.

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Old 07-28-2010, 11:43 AM
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Addon domains and subdomains are totally different things. So far I have only seen unlimited subdomains but not unlimited domains. Perhaps you can tell us where you saw the plan with unlimited domains. I would like to have a good look at it.
There are tons of providers who provide this.
example:

http://www.fatcow.com/fatcow/fatcow.bml?page=features
http://www.bluehost.com/cgi/info/hosting_features
http://www.hostgator.com/shared.shtml

... and hundreds of others ...

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