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Did You Know You Can Host Multiple Websites on One Hosting Plan at No Extra Cost?

November 9th, 2016

If you own multiple domains, chances are you’ve signed up for multiple hosting accounts as well. Many of us are accustomed to thinking that each domain name needs its own hosting plan. But, just because you want to install WordPress on each of your domains doesn’t mean you need to purchase separate hosting accounts for each.

Say you have 3 domains and you want to run a WordPress site on each of them. Even if you were to use the lowest tier plan for each of them — the Starter plan which is $69/year — you would need to pay a whopping $207/year.

But, did you know that all you need is just the Unlimited Hosting plan and you’ll be able to host all of your domains at a fraction of the cost?

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The Doteasy Unlimited Hosting plan includes features like unlimited websites, unmetered website space and monthly bandwidth, unlimited sub domains and email accounts. These generous features are designed to help you to manage and host all of your domain names on a single hosting account.

This hosting plan is regularly just $143.40/year. So instead of paying $207/year like in the previous example, you would only need to pay $143.40/year — which equates to $63.60/year in savings. The most impressive part is the more domain names you have, the more you will save.

Why should you host your domains under one single account?

There are many benefits in hosting all your domains under one account with the most important ones being:

  1. Save money because you only need to pay for one hosting account.
  2. Less hassle because when you put all your websites under one account, you only need to deal with one renewal date, one control panel, and no additional hosting fees.

Once you have set up your Unlimited Hosting account, adding extra domains or websites to it is very easy.  If you’re not on the Unlimited Hosting plan yet, feel free to get in touch with one of our customer support specialists and they will gladly help you get setup.

How can I add additional domains onto my account?

The additional domains that you add on to your hosting account are called add-on domains. Before you add these add-on domains to your account, you will need to make sure:

  1. The add-on domain name is registered.
  2. The add-on domain name is pointing to your Doteasy servers.

If you haven’t registered the domain, you can do so using our signup form and selecting the No Hosting, just domain name registration option when prompted to choose a hosting plan.

Adding the add-on domain to your hosting account

Once you have registered the add-on domain, you will need to change its DNS so that it’s pointing to your Unlimited Hosting account.  You can do this by following these steps:

1. Login to your Unlimited Hosting account’s Member Zone and click on View DNS Info.view_dns

2. Here, you will find the DNS settings you’ll need for your add-on domain. Copy the add-on domain primary and secondary DNS server information.

Note: the DNS servers in the screenshot below are just an example.  Your account might use a different set of DNS for your add-on domains.

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3. Login to your add-on domain’s Member Zone and click Change Nameservers.

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4. Paste the add-on primary and secondary DNS information that you had copied into their respective fields.

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5. When ready, click Apply Changes to confirm the DNS changes. DNS may take several hours to completely take effect.

Now that you’ve updated the DNS for your add-on domain, it’s time to hook it up to your Unlimited Hosting account.

6. Login to your Unlimited Hosting account’s Member Zone and click Access Site Admin Panel (cPanel).

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7. On the cPanel screen, click Addon Domains under the Domain section.

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8. Under Create an Addon Domain, enter your add-on domain. You don’t have to worry about the Subdomain or Document Root fields as they will be auto-generated for you.

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9. If you want to create an FTP account for this add-on domain, check the Create an FTP account associated with this Addon Domain option. Give the FTP account a password. When ready, click Add Domain.

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That’s it! The add-on domain is now added on to your Unlimited Hosting account.

How do I put my website up onto my add-on domain?

Once your add-on domain has been added to your Unlimited Hosting account, you can start uploading your website files.

If you’re using FTP to upload your website files, simply use the add-on domain along with the FTP username and password that you’ve set up on your FTP client.

If you plan on using the File Manager within cPanel, then all you need to do is this:

1. Click on File Manager within your cPanel.

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2. On the File Manager screen, double-click on the folder public_html.

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3. Find your add-on domain from the list of folders. Double-click it to open the add-on domain folder.

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4. You can then upload your web files to the folder using the Upload function.

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Can I install WordPress on my add-on domain?

Of course you can! In fact, you can even use the Softaculous App Installer in your cPanel to add WordPress and other apps to your add-on domain. For example, if you want to install WordPress on your add-on domain, you can:

1. Click on WordPress under the Doteasy Softaculous App Installer section.

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2. On the WordPress screen, click Install Now.

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3. On the WordPress installation screen, use the Choose Domain drop-down menu to choose the add-on domain you want to install WordPress on.

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4. Fill out the rest of the setup form to complete the installation process.

And that’s how the Doteasy Unlimited Hosting plan can help you save money on managing multiple websites! It’s undeniably a very convenient and economical option if you own multiple domains.

If you ever get stuck, feel free to get in touch with any of our customer support specialists.

 

 

Good-Bye 2013: Year End Wrap-Up

December 31st, 2013

As the year is coming to a close, we wanted to give a proper farewell to the year 2013 by taking a look back at the exciting changes, introduction of new services and developments that have occurred at Doteasy. Here’s what our team has been getting up to for the past year:

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1) SSD Hosting

Yes, we’ve talked about it before, but we can’t help but be excited by our offering of super-speedy hosting for one of the lowest prices on the market. With SSD hosting, we use Solid State Drives for all storage, meaning increased performance and extremely fast initial loading times for your website.

2) New Domain Pricing

We’ve lowered our domain pricing to only $15! You can register or transfer a .COM/.NET/.ORG/.BIZ/.INFO/.MOBI/.US/.CA/.EU domain which also include free private registration and domain locking for more security.

3) WordPress Resources Website Launch

WordPress is a powerful content management system, but it can take a bit of work to figure out how you can use it. We’ve designed this WordPress Resources Website to help our clients with their WordPress questions and needs. The website is updated daily with free recommended plugins, themes, tutorials, a beginner’s guide for WordPress installation, forums, and other resources.

4) Doteasy Web Design Service

Creating a website can be a daunting and time consuming task. While many of our clients have hired a web design agency or freelance web designer to create their websites, these services typically cost thousands of dollars. We’re excited to offer our All-in-One Web Design Package for only $695. This includes a 1-on-1 design consultation and professionally designed 5 page website setup to help our clients minimize costs and save time.

5) Auto Site Backup Service

Performing a full site backup up is relatively simple, and we do have a few step-by-step video tutorials to show you how to do it. However, finding the time to continuously perform this routine maintenance can be difficult. We now offer an Auto Site Backup Service which features backup version control and a hassle free database backup. 

6) Over 3K Fans on Facebook

Our most exciting development this year: we can’t achieve what we have without your continuous support. Our team cannot wait to bring you more exciting contests, DIY tutorials, and the latest information on web design, SEO and other hosting-related news through our Facebook page. For those of you who want to get on board, feel free to click the “Like” button on this page

Alright, enough about us. Again, a big thank you to all of our clients. We couldn’t have reached these milestones without your support. We are dedicated to providing our customers with the best web hosting services possible: if you have any suggestions for what you’d like to see in the new year, drop us a line in the comments! Let’s make 2014 a fantastic year!

Making Money with Your Online Store (Part 2)

October 21st, 2013

Once you get your online store up and running, how do you get the word out and keep those folks coming back? While there’s no magic solution, here are our tips on promoting your eCommerce site and maintaining a customer base.

Make Friends with Social Networking

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These days, everyone and their goldfish have a Facebook page, so why shouldn’t you? Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest are great way to gain fans and customers – but remember to only get started if you plan to keep your accounts active. It won’t be too hard to think of ways to maintain your social networking page: you can encourage your fans to advertise for you by offering freebies, discount codes, or contests to those who share your products or page. A social networking page could also be great platform for your customers to share their pictures or reviews of your products. And of course, don’t forget the power of a good old-fashioned post where you can share updates, news, or anything you like!

Check out our 3 blog posts on enhancing Facebook business page engagement.

Online Advertising

If you have money within your budget, online advertising can significantly boost your eCommerce site traffic and establish your image. Some popular advertising programs include Google Adwords, Amazon Product Ad, or Facebook Ads. Think of your target demographic when you decide where to advertise – placing ads for your luxury auto parts business on a coupon-hunting site might not be the best move. After you’ve planted a few ads, continue to analyze your site statistics to identify the most effective placements by making use of Google Analytics.

Don’t Be Wary of Large Marketplaces

You don’t need to compete with the big guys. Well, in a sense you do, but use them to help you out as well! Online Marketplaces like Etsy, Amazon and eBay have a lot to offer. You can get your name out there by hitching on: they are known, trusted, and most importantly, they have a large built-in customer base. Try adding links to redirect visitors to your site whenever possible, and make sure that your product catalog is easily found.

Pay Attention to SEO

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Don’t underestimate the importance of SEO in the eCommerce game! Consider starting a blog where you can create relevant and compelling content. This can drive traffic to your site and encourage others to link and share your information. Also, stay active in relevant forums, but DON’T cross the line into Suzie Spammer territory. You don’t want to brashly post links to your site anywhere and everywhere: the goal is to establish yourself in the forum community, gain contacts, and keep up to date with industry news.

Site Performance and Speed

Your website speed and performance directly impact your bounce rate, visitor satisfaction and store reputation. With eCommerce and other image-heavy websites, initial page loading times can be especially slooow, and potential customers might not stick around for the wait. Here at Doteasy, we’ve been pondering the best way to offer exceptionally fast hosting to our clients, and we’ve come out with a SSD hosting plan. Not just any SSD hosting: we have a 100 GB plan that entirely uses a Solid State Drive for storage… at the lowest price in the world. That means load times for SSD sites can be up to 30X faster than traditional HDD counterparts. We believe in SSD hosting so strongly that we’re offering our plan for only US$4.95/ month for the first year: it should be accessible to everyone.

So get out there and start raking in the dough with your online store! Yes, there will be work involved and the beginning might be slow-going, but with patience and diligence, the pay-off can be huge.

Bonus tip: Don’t want to deal with setting up an online store? We can do it for you with our Doteasy eCommerce Solution.

Power up Your Website with Doteasy’s Cloud Hosting Service

March 27th, 2013

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At Doteasy, we offer various web hosting plans to cater the needs for different clients. For customers with a limited budget and would like to try out building their first website, our Basic Hosting plan is the perfect solution. Simply register a domain with us and subscribe to our Basic Hosting plan for less than $40 a year,  probably less than the amount of money you would spend on coffee during the week. Don’t know how to make a website? No problem! We have compiled different video tutorials such as “How to create your website with Doteasy Website Creator” and “Building a Professional Website for only $25” to guide you through the building stage, with no skipped steps. With these great tools, you can use either our “click-to-build” website creator or free CSS templates to build your website.

For more advanced users who would like to build their websites with different scripts such as WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, we recommend our award-winning Unlimited Hosting Plan with PHP support. Never heard of PHP? Definitely check out this great post featured on our Scripts Library about PHP! Our Unlimited Hosting plan comes with FREE Softaculous, an auto-script-installer which offers over 250 hosting apps that can help you install scripts in just a few clicks. Powerful open-source scripts such as WordPress and phpBB enable clients to create websites with more features such as blogging, forum, photo gallery, and even e-commerce options.

The two hosting plans mentioned above are both in a shared hosting environment. With a Shared Hosting plan, you share storage on a web server with other users. Since the costs of the web hosting servers are shared, web hosting providers like Doteasy can offer more affordable prices for such services. However, all the files are exposed to the users that are on the same shared server. If any one of the users makes an error in scripting, all users on the shared server are affected. To lower the chance of this happening, users that are subscribed to Shared Hosting services are not authorized to run their own programs. This may become an issue to certain advanced users as they often need more control over the server settings. Also, in a shared hosting environment, your server resources are shared among all users in the same server. When a website in your server experiences a higher-than-normal website traffic, it will automatically require more usage of the resources. This, however, may affect your website performance.

If your website has high traffic volume, or if your business greatly relies on online presence, you should consider subscribing to our Cloud Hosting plan. One of the main benefits of cloud hosting is the fully-redundant infrastructure, down to every server, router and switch. Automatic failover measures are configured at each layer to ensure your website and applications are accessible at all times, even in the event of a single point of failure. Watch our YouTube Playlist “Cloud Hosting with Reseller Features” as our Cloud Project Manager Marcus not only explains in details about the Cloud Hosting technology, but also takes us on an on-site tour to see our data center.

Now the question is, what’s the main difference between Cloud Hosting and Shared Hosting?

Here is a comparison chart.

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You may check out our Cloud Hosting Service Feature Page to learn more about the details or contact us through our live chat/service support ticket/real-person telephone support.

Doteasy’s Managed Hosting Plan: The perfect management solution for any website

September 21st, 2011

What is Managed Hosting?

Managed Hosting is perfect for customers who need some extra help in maintaining their website so that they can focus more on their business. With Managed Hosting, we maximize the security, administration and maintenance of your website for you. Whenever you need to update your website content or upgrade your web apps, we recommend that you come to us first and have our Managed Hosting support team handle it for you. On top of our regular hosting service support, you will get extra support on managing and maintaining your website.

What does Managed Hosting include?

Managed Hosting gives you all of the features you would normally get with your hosting plan, plus one hour of website administration service. Here are some website administration services that are included with Managed Hosting that you wouldn’t normally see with regular hosting support.

  • Installation and upgrades for many open source web apps such as WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal
  • HTML website updates such as image changes, logo changes, and contact info updates
  • Setup of Doteasy web tools and hosted applications for your website
  • Import, export, and optimization of your MySQL databases
  • Automated website backup
  • Email archiving and log checking
  • Install 3rd party SSL certificates
  • Basic script debugging
  • Website data migration
  • Toll free phone support

How much does it cost?

Our Managed Hosting add-on service costs $28.95 per month in addition to the cost of your hosting plan. If on any month you exceed the one hour of administration time, you can purchase additional administration service hours from us at a discounted rate of $50.00 per hour (regular price $75.00 per hour). For complete details of the services included in our Managed Hosting Plan or subscription inquires, please contact our Customer Support team or submit an online ticket.