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Unlimited Domains, What Does That Mean?

What does HostGator mean when they offer Shared Web Hosting for unlimited domains?

  • This means we allow you to host any number of domains (also known as websites) as you need, for one low price and no additional charge for each domain you add.
  • You can have multiple websites for each domain or can point more than one domain to any of your sites. Note that you can create an unlimited website with one domain by using a subdomain. (A subdomain is a secondary space in your website like blog, forums, support, etc.).
However, you must already own the domain names you want to use.

Things to Remember before Hosting a Domain. 

  1. You must own the domain names that you want to use. If you do not own a domain, you typically want to register (buy) to use with your hosting. If you want more than one domain name, you will need to register each domain before you can use it.
  2. Domain registration is not free. Most registrars charge $10 to $20 per year for a domain name. Sometimes you can find deals for cheaper domain names, and some domain TLDs (types like .us and .co) cost more.

Advanced Tip:

If you already registered one domain, you can make free names that do not need to be registered but act like unique domains (to be used for separate websites). These are called subdomain names!

  1. Log in to cPanel
  2. Locate the Domains section, then click Subdomains.

  3. In the dropdown, select the domain on which you wish to create a subdomain.
  4. In the Subdomain box, type in your preferred subdomain name.

    cPanel - Create Subdomains

  5. The box for Document Root will auto-fill after filling out the Subdomain field.
  6. Hit the Create button.

To delete a subdomain, please do the following:

  1. In the Subdomains section, locate the subdomain you wish to delete.
  2. Under Actions, click Remove.

    cPanel - Remove Subdomains