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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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    They will actually refer to that as unlimited add on domains actually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oceans View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by FernGullyGraphics View Post
    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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    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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    can you give an example of a company thats doing this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason_NTS View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason_NTS View Post
    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by oceans View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by amaZe View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by amaZe View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by oceans View Post
    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by ThisOldMan View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by GCM View Post
    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.?
    That is right. A lot of people think that unlimited subdomains mean new websites but they forget that you have to use the top level domain also. Subdomains are used most of the time by organizations to seperate departments. Example accounting.companyname.com.

    Quote Originally Posted by GCM View Post
    How much disk space and bandwidth are you getting for $10/year?
    I would seriously consider this. You can have as many subdomains as you want to but if you do not have enough space what is it worth?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThisOldMan View Post
    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by qtriangle View Post
    Fatcow states that you can have unlimited domains and unlimited subdomains. Thus I can have two domains ($20) and one Fatcow account ($55) and run two independent websites. I might have to run one as an add-on domain, but either way I have two websites.

    If I set up 10 sub-domains to each domain, I can have 22 unique pages, that possibly can look like independent websites (as viewed from the user).

    I can put unique ads on those pages and it would appear to the user as unique websites.

    Does this make sense?

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    It does make sense, and that's how it works. Just don't go with Fatcow. Hosting is terribly slow there, as is with Ipage. I expect that the other Endurance International Group hosts are just as slow: http://www.bbb.org/boston/business-r...gton-ma-76863/

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    Quote Originally Posted by oceans View Post
    Fatcow states that you can have unlimited domains and unlimited subdomains. Thus I can have two domains ($20) and one Fatcow account ($55) and run two independent websites. I might have to run one as an add-on domain, but either way I have two websites.

    If I set up 10 sub-domains to each domain, I can have 22 unique pages, that possibly can look like independent websites (as viewed from the user).

    I can put unique ads on those pages and it would appear to the user as unique websites.

    Does this make sense?
    Going by your logic, you would consider a website having 10 pages, even without any subdomain, 10 different websites. Now does it make any sense?
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    Quote Originally Posted by oceans View Post
    Fatcow states that you can have unlimited domains and unlimited subdomains. Thus I can have two domains ($20) and one Fatcow account ($55) and run two independent websites. I might have to run one as an add-on domain, but either way I have two websites.

    If I set up 10 sub-domains to each domain, I can have 22 unique pages, that possibly can look like independent websites (as viewed from the user).

    I can put unique ads on those pages and it would appear to the user as unique websites.

    Does this make sense?
    What exactly is your site about? Google isn't going to approve you for Adsense if you only have one page.

    Also, that would not make sense if you had 22 unique pages for 10 subdomains. That would only be 11 per domain including the top level domain.

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    Like it was said above, if your only paying $10/year for your hosting, don't expect the best service...remember the old saying "You get what you pay for". 99% of the time, this is true.

    Also if it says you can have unlimited subdomains, that means yes you can have unlimited sub domains but remember you can only host up to as much diskspace as you are allowed.

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    Just an idea. If you want web surfers to see each web page as a unique website, you can experiment by using an url forwarding service with cloaking. I haven't tried that yet so I cannot tell you the results for sure but I have tried it successfully for sub-directories.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oceans View Post
    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 yo can have all sub-domains you want. unlimited is just a term for companies to make sales. but remember is you put too many sub domains n your website is using too much resources they will ask you to move to a vps. have that in mind
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    I think you can safely put 20 subdomains without any problem. When your subdomains become really active, then you can consider moving them out to another shared plan

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    Quote Originally Posted by FernGullyGraphics View Post
    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.
    If you have found a hosting company that can really offer that for $10, then I think you have found something none of us have

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    10usd per year? I thought we are talking about 10usd per month.

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    Sub Domains and add on domains are two different animals.

    Sub Domains you would have to enter the sub name and the main url name.
    Sample - http://www.youroriginalurl.com sub would be http://www.subname.youroriginalurl.com when you surf....

    For an add on domain you would just use the add on domain url.
    Sample http://www.adondomain.com

    Add on Domain = different website, different subject. etc....
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    Quote Originally Posted by oceans View Post
    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.
    If your budget is really around $10/mo I'd recommend a resellers account which works better than a single shared account with dozens of add on domains. With add on domains you only get a single cPanel login for all your domains. With a resellers account each cPanel account receives it's own login. Don't worry about the term "resellers" you don't have to resell anything. You are given an extra large pizza, you can eat it in 3 big slices, or 12 smaller slices. How you use the resources (pizza) is totally up to you. You can host 10 of your own web sites and you don't have to "resell" anything. Reseller accounts start at under $10/mo.

    BTW I thought you were looking for/considering free hosting?
    What's your budget?

    Seriously, what's your budget?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GCM View Post
    What exactly is your site about? Google isn't going to approve you for Adsense if you only have one page.

    Also, that would not make sense if you had 22 unique pages for 10 subdomains. That would only be 11 per domain including the top level domain.
    I haven't used adsense yet, so I need to do some research.

    But it sounds like I can have several subdomains and unique pages but eventually I might run out of space or bandwidth (even though it is suppose to be unlimited) and the host provider would want to force me to upgrade. Of course that would be a good situation, since it means the site is being used often.

    Quote Originally Posted by RossMAN View Post
    If your budget is really around $10/mo I'd recommend a resellers account which works better than a single shared account with dozens of add on domains. With add on domains you only get a single cPanel login for all your domains. With a resellers account each cPanel account receives it's own login. Don't worry about the term "resellers" you don't have to resell anything. You are given an extra large pizza, you can eat it in 3 big slices, or 12 smaller slices. How you use the resources (pizza) is totally up to you. You can host 10 of your own web sites and you don't have to "resell" anything. Reseller accounts start at under $10/mo.

    BTW I thought you were looking for/considering free hosting?
    I'll have to look at the reseller advantages. I guess I could upgrade when the time comes.

    I was looking at free domains and free hosting. I am experimenting with them now to see their capabilities. But in the end, I feel I won't have much control over them and exposure may be limited. If a site is successful, I want to be able to renew it without any difficulties.

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    10$ per year are extremly cheap i wouldnt feel ok with that webhost

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    Quote Originally Posted by grid8net View Post
    10$ per year are extremly cheap i wouldnt feel ok with that webhost
    Op corrected this to $10/mo not per year.

    There are many companies that offer unlimited add-on domains and unlimited subdomains. The amount of $10/mo can get you a decent sized shared hosting account.
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    I'll have to look at the reseller advantages. I guess I could upgrade when the time comes.
    Ross's point was to start off with a reseller, so that you avoid complications later like having to manually move websites around. You can indeed find reseller hosting packages starting at shared hosting prices (after all, it's still just shared hosting with reselling capabilities).

    but eventually I might run out of space or bandwidth (even though it is suppose to be unlimited) and the host provider would want to force me to upgrade.
    Generally speaking, hosts don't really care about those usage levels. The real limit you're going to face will be CPU/memory usage, which the host will be monitoring. Obviously, the more you pay, the more you're likely to get.

    An advantage of reseller accounts is that, should one website have a traffic peak, only the end user account that hosts it will be suspended by your provider. The rest will be unaffected.

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    addon is better then sub domain if the website are to be different

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    Now, some company offer Hosting only limit Disk Space and Bandwidth and unlimited all other features, as FTP, mail, subdomain v.v...

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    It is actually common in the web hosting industry to allow unlimited domains. This isn't as great as you think, as all of them are using the same quota restrictions. Sure, you can host as many subdomains as you want, but the space used is limited by a static number.

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    If you are not limited b6y subdomain names from one side you are always limited by the space and bandwidth. So you will not be able to overuse.

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    as i known,it is absolutely.sure,you can use unlimited subdomain to built website.on paper and in fact you do can have unlimited websites with just one domain as long as you like.

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    as i known,it is absolutely.sure,you can use unlimited subdomain to built website.on paper and in fact you do can have unlimited websites with just one domain as long as you like.
    Having a sub-domain is still pretty much just one account - you are not entitled to any extreas in terms of space/bandwidth and resources.

    You are still going to be bound by limits and resources regardless
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparrow-Sean View Post
    Having a sub-domain is still pretty much just one account - you are not entitled to any extreas in terms of space/bandwidth and resources.

    You are still going to be bound by limits and resources regardless
    Good point Sean. Also good to understand that servers are actually limited to a certain number of domains so technically speaking there is no such thing has having unlimited domains on a single server. Although the limits are somewhere in the range of 36^8 or billions of domains, its technically not unlimited. Doubt any shared hosting account would ever reach or come close to those limits.

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    I've been using a shared account with unlimited add-on domains
    for some time, in the $10/mo range, and I'm quite happy with it.

    If you want to know, the setup is something like this:
    * You buy a domain and point it to your hosting account's DNS servers.
    * In your cPanel, you setup an add-on domain specifying the domain you bought.
    * And that's it!

    In the hosting account, the domain files are stored in a directory named
    after your domain name.

    Your users will see it as an independent website, not as a subdomain.

    As for "unlimited"... Well, it's unlikely that I'll use even 100
    add-on domains in the same account, but certainly I don't want to
    be limited to 1-3 like I am in other hosting packages.

    Also, as ldcdc said: "An advantage of reseller accounts is that, should one website have a traffic peak, only the end user account that hosts it will be suspended by your provider. The rest will be unaffected."

    I've run into other causes of suspension beyond the traffic peak,
    like using self-developed scripts that generated lots of errors quickly and
    were apparently filling the system logs, so I'll be looking into
    reseller accounts too.

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