Multiple Domain Hosting
One of the main concerns of webmasters these days is cost control, particularly when running multiple sites at a time. So what’s their recourse? Multiple domain hosting! What it actually means is hosting multiple websites (having their own domain names) in one account. (And it can be done on shared hosting platforms too.)
Multi domain hosting may be done through a number of ways.
Drawback: There is no separate email account, ftp account, etc. for subname.com.
Recommended if :
Downside: administration and maintenance is more labor intensive since each domain has its own control panel as well as separate email and ftp accounts
Advantages: more flexibility in setting up different domains since each has its own settings; separate email accounts
Advantages: you can create customized packages for multiple websites; all domains get their own control panel (although they can also be under one control panel); cheap way of starting a web hosting company
Reseller hosting may be used in two ways:
If you’re leaning towards the second option, all you have to do is purchase a reseller hosting account, set up some form of payment scheme and then sell web hosting packages. As long as you provide the necessary services, your customers need never know who actually runs the servers. Your web host can just stay in the background and provide support when needed.
There are two types of reseller hosting accounts to choose from.