Ok, so I have already had some help on this subject, so thanks for that. I recently created my own website, I have never done this before and don't really know what I'm doing, but I wanted to give it a try. So my first website is up and running and I'm happy with it! Yay.
I have just registered a second website with the same host. i was assuming I could use the same webhost to host my second site aswell. However, I'm struggling to do this. So my basic question is, can I host 2 websites on the same host site? Or do I have to create a new account for my second site?
Any help greatly appreciated.
Yes you can, however it will depend on your hosting company. The way to do it would be to register it as a subdomain of your main one. Hostgator for instance offers this if you sign up for the baby hosting package - which actually gives you unlimited domains I think.
The good thing is that for around 9 USD you can host loads of sites. The bad news is, that if there is ever a problem with your hosting account, or server, everyone of your sites goes down at the same time. It doesn't happen often - I think they claim 99.8% uptime - but it does happen from time to time.
If you are just getting started, this is definitely the way to go to keep costs down. You can always change hosting for any one of your sites after that if you feel the need to.
YOu will have to check the hosting package you bought. Some hosting packages will have a domain limit.
You don't want a subdomian, you want to create a new domain. If it using CPanel then you want to look for a section in your control panel called 'addon domains'.
Check your hosting package first though, you want to check that you are not limited to one domain on your hosting account.
Thanks Oli, I just discovered that if I go to my new site on the web, it redirects me to my old site! I'm confused! Haha
It say I have unlimited domains pere account on the plan I am using.
I can't find an option for addon domains.
Hi Andy - Sorry just seen the reply. - when I said subdomain, I meant addon domain. Apologies. If you still have a problem, try this......
If you haven't already done so, the first thing you need to do with any new domain you purchase is to change the DNS records to FATCOW. You need to do this with the company you used to buy the domain. There are two DNS records you need to add. You need to add the following name servers (i.e transfer domains to FATCOW). The records are ns1.fatcow.com as the first, and ns2.fatcow.com as the second.
Then you need to go to domain central in FATCOW. You need to add in the domain without the www. i.e yourdomain.com as a new domain and it should appear in your list of domains.
If you have any problems, get onto the livechat facility and chat with one of their helpdesk team - they will be able to look at your account and tell you where you have gone wrong, and maybe they will even set it up for you.
Its a steep learning curve to start with, as Shadesbreath pointed out, but you'll get there.
Don't feel bad andyoz. I have started my own website for the first time too. Starting from scratch is hardcore learning curve. Hang in there.
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