This quick tutorial will show how to add multiple domains to the same Hostgator hosting account without paying any extra money. And it will only take 30 seconds.
Of course, we’re going to use the gator’s free Cpanel, a major life-saver when it comes to the “behind the scenes” of webhosting.
And here’s the kick – Hostgator will let you add as many domains as you want. Seriously – they offer unlimited addon domains (which is how they call these secondary domains on your account).
So, let’s get to the tutorial:
1. Log Into cPanel
It’s simple: just type in yourdomain.com/cpanel
2. Find the “Domains” Tab
Click on “Addon Domains”
This is how it looks like:
3. Enter the new Domain info
You’ll fill the domain name WITHOUT http://
Then, you can either leave everything as is (recommended) or pick a simpler name to become the new FTP username and Root folder.
Now you’ve got a brand new domain that is using the same hosting account – you dont need to pay for another one.
And since Hostgator offer unlimited bandwidth, there’s no need to worry about crashes – you can have over 50K visits/day and everything will flow just peachy.
Just a quick note: whenever you need to upload something to that new domain, you ftp continues to be the same:
All you need to change is the FTP username to whatever you chose during the addition process.
If you have any questions, or anything you’d like to learn, post them in the comments!