As a business owner, I am sure you are constantly looking to expand your online ventures in any way possible. One of the best ways to bring more attention to your website is by opening multiple websites. However, if you don’t have the right hosting plan then you’ll find yourself switching plans regularly to accommodate your ever-growing business. To avoid the hassle involved with changing plans and assessing the needs of your expansion, you may want to opt for a multiple domain hosting package.
Having multiple websites allows you to broaden your horizons into multiple related niches. In addition, having several websites also gives you the power of creating a “link farm.” Link farms are networks of websites that all link to each other, with on main website as the main focus. The more links to your site there are posted on the web, the higher your search engine ranking will be. This is just one of the advantages of having multiple domains.
Of course, having many websites comes with a cost. You’ll need adequate server disk space and functionality to run all of these websites from a single interface. Fortunately, multiple domain hosting is becoming more popular with each passing day, so it is relatively easy to find an affordable plan in such a competitive hosting market. The advantages of multiple domain hosting can be summed up with four S’s; Support, Space, Speed, and Software.
When you think of the word support, you think of the customer service offered by the hosting provider. However, I’m referring to support in the sense of an enhanced ability to offer efficient support to your customers. With access to administrative functions such as unlimited email addresses, you’ll be able to assign task to a team of support agents that can assist you in answering all of your customer’s questions.
Of course, the main reason why a normal hosting plan would not cover multiple domains is space. Having extra storage space will make updating your site and expanding your online empire simple. While most multiple domain hosting plans offer unlimited disk space, it is important to check this aspect of the hosting plan before you purchase a package. Especially if your sites are large or contain plenty of multimedia content.
Speed is a crucial aspect of web hosting, especially for sites that contain video and audio, or other downloadable content. The last thing you want is to have your visitors waiting for a half an hour to download something from your site. Of course this would send them elsewhere, and they might never return to your site after such a frustrating experience. Multiple domain hosting gives you the speed needed to have the most enjoyable web site possible.
The software that is included with the plan is a crucial aspect of a hosting package. One piece of software in particular that is crucial to your website’s productivity is the control panel. Control panels are the steering wheel of the entire operation, therefore you should do your research on the subject of control panels and find out which one you think would suit you best before deciding upon a multiple domain hosting plan. The right control panel can make all the difference in the world in regards to managing your business efficiently.