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Multi-Hosted Domains

  • Important details about multi-hosted domains.
  • How do I add an FTP Account for my additional domain?
  • What are Multi-Hosted Domains?
  • How do I create an additional domain on my Multi-Hosted account?
  • Why can't I create sub-domains?


    Important details about multi-hosted domains.
    Multi-hosted domains function just like any other domain from the visitor's/browser's point of view. If you have a multi-hosted domain "multihosted.com" and your visitor types "www.multihosted.com" into the browser, the browser's address bar will show "http://www.multihosted.com" and not "http://www.maindomain.com/multihosted". If your visitor navigates to another page, the browser will accordingly show "http://www.multihosted.com/anotherpage.html", just like it should.

    Multi-hosted domains are not the same as multiple domain parking (pointing multiple domains to the front page of your main domain).

    All multi-hosted domain names share the same IP address, control panel, disk space, data transfer, MySQL databases and other resources provided in your main account.

    Multi-hosted domains do not have their own POP email accounts. However, each multi-hosted domain comes with a catch-all address that automatically forwards all incoming email to your main domain's POP account.

    Multi-hosted domains, unlike your main account domain, cannot have their own subdomains (subdomain.multihosted.com) or SSL certificates.

    Multi-hosted domains have their own CGI-BIN.

    How do I add an FTP Account for my additional domain?
    Follow these steps:

    Login to your control panel
    Under the FTP Tab (near bottom right section)
    Click "FTP Accounts"
    Click "Add Account"
    For the login field, enter the sub-domain name you used earlier.
    Enter a password

    Click "Create"

    The login name will become the created directory. If you entered "joe", a directory called "joe" will be created under your "www/public_html" directory. If you already have a directory called "joe" then a new directory will not be created.

    To login to your FTP account use the following settings in your FTP software.

    hostname: yourdomain.com or your IP address
    login: username@yourdomain.com (joe@yourdomain.com)
    password: enter_your_password

    Users will only have access to the directory you created. If you created a login name called "joe". Then once logged in, joe can only access the "joe" directory and anything below that, e.g. yourdomain.com/joe/test/. Joe will not be able to access any directory higher than his directory.

    What are Multi-Hosted Domains?
    Some web hosting accounts have the ability to support multiple domain names pointing to separate directories (web sites) within your main account. We call such domains multi-hosted domains.

    Multi-hosted domain support is ideal for webmasters, Internet marketers, and anyone else who runs multiple sites but does not require each site to be on a separate full-featured account.

    How do I create an additional domain on my Multi-Hosted account?
    Follow these steps:

    Login to your control panel
    Click on "Sub-Domains"
    Type in a name and click Add.
    If you receive an error, open a ticket and request for sub-domains to be enabled. If your domain is not pointing to our nameserver and is still in the progress of been transferred, you CANNOT create sub-domains. You will have to wait until your domain has fully propagated before you can create sub-domains).
    After adding your sub-domain, a new directory will be created using the name you supplied earlier.

    Now you will need to open a support ticket and tell us the domain you want pointed.

    Example support ticket:

    Hi,

    Please point multihosted.com to multi.mysite.com
    or
    Please point multihosted.com to mysite.com/multi/

    You can skip the process of creating a sub-domain and simply tell us to point to a sub-directory. A CGI-BIN will not be created if you choose this method.

    Why can't I create sub-domains?
    If you receive an error when creating sub-domains, open a ticket and request for sub-domains to be enabled.

    NOTE: If your domain is not pointing to our nameserver and is still in the progress of been transferred, you CANNOT create sub-domains. You will have to wait until your domain has fully propagated before you can create sub-domains.

    Here's a simple way to check if your domain has propagated. Jump to DOS-PROMPT and enter the command
    "TRACERT yourdomain.com"

    Example output:
    Tracing route to theservercenter.net [207.44.144.2]

    If your IP address states "207.44.144.*" then your domain is pointing to our nameserver. You can begin adding sub-domains!

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