|03-01-2011, 12:09 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2007
Question about alias domains
First, a bit of background. I'm thinking about switching webhosts from Stayhosted to Godaddy. As it turns out, with Godaddy, I can get unlimited bandwidth for an extra dollar a month, over the current 5 GB I get now. Seems like a fair trade to me, since I'll be able to try some new things with my websites with all that extra bandwidth.
But, the plan I want (the inexpensive one) doesn't allow multiple websites on a single account in the conventional sense. It does, however, allow alias domains. Currently, my site is set up with http://gamingmyway,com as the primary domain, which is the address for Gaming My Way. Then I have Spirited Script at http://spiritedscript,gamingmyway,com, with http://spiritedscript,com pointing to that subdomain. My current host calls this an add-on domain. Could this same setup be done on Godaddy using an alias domain? And if so, when people visit http://spiritedscript,com, will that remain in their browser instead of switching to the subdomain in their browser? My gut says that it would work this way, but I would prefer to get an answer ahead of time before committing to the switch and possibly finding out it doesn't work how I think it does.
Thank you in advance to anyone who can help.
Edit: replaced dots with commas in web addresses so they'll display instead of reverting to my site names. The links themselves work and go to each site as they are supposed to.
Last edited by floslib; 03-01-2011 at 12:13 PM.
|03-03-2011, 07:33 AM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2010
With an add-on domain, it is a totally different site, with its unique directory.
So yeah, people will see the spiritedscript.com domain when visiting your site through that domain. You just have to change your links to reflect that, or make them all relative.
|03-03-2011, 09:39 AM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Portland, OR, USA
I think if Go Daddy does not allow add-on domains, then you will not be able to configure your add-ons as you do now.
HostGator does allow them, I know. I used to have a whole bunch of add-ons until I went with my own server so I am somewhat familiar with them. You can just set them up yourself in c-Panel. I do the same thing on my hosting, but I'm not trying to turn this into a commercial for me.
Sounds like Go Daddy wants you to have separate accounts for each domain.
|03-04-2011, 06:49 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2007
My main question was whether an alias domain can work like an add-on domain. Go Daddy says nothing about add-ons at all, just alias domains. From the sounds of it, it seems like probably not, since otherwise there's really not much difference between allowing multiple sites on higher accounts but not on lower ones.
Thanks for the help. I'll have to look at some more recommendations and keep looking at what I would like to do
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