Registering a domain name and hosting one is usually mistaken by many people to be the same thing. These are in fact 2 separate services - the domain address registration is the actual name and nothing more, while the hosted domains feature shows the number of already registered domains that you can accommodate within the same website hosting account and have site data and email messages for them. Your sites will work in precisely the same way regardless if the domain names are registered and hosted at the same place or are registered with company A and pointed to company B. Simply registering a domain address without hosting it will give you ownership, but will not enable you to have a site unless you host this domain address in some account so that records for it are set up and it starts opening the data from that account.
Hosted Domains in Shared Hosting
The shared hosting packages we provide allow you to host a different amount of domain addresses. That way, you can select what package to get and how much to spend in accordance with your requirements. If you decide to host more domain names at some point than the amount the current package allows you to, you can easily upgrade the whole plan or keep the same one and only add more slots for hosted domain addresses. If you want to use the registration services of another company, you will be able to see the name servers that you have to set for your domains in order to direct them to our cloud platform in the Hosted Domains section of the CP on our end. If you want to have everything in one place, however, there is no limit for the number of domain names which you can register/transfer in your account no matter the hosting package that you have selected. Then you can decide if you will host any of them or you'll direct them to other existing domains.
Hosted Domains in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you acquire a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you'll be able to host as many domain names as you would like no matter if you register them here or you already own them through a different company. We've decided not to limit this feature since the semi-dedicated plans are quite powerful and the load they can handle is quite high, so it would not make sense to be able to host a limited amount of domain addresses. The accounts are handled through the Hepsia CP, that will present you with total control over your hosted domains. You can add a new domain with a couple of mouse clicks and everything is done quickly and intuitively, in contrast to alternative Control Panels where you may even have to switch between separate accounts to manage a couple of domains. If you register a new domain name on our end, it'll be hosted automatically in your semi-dedicated account.
Hosted Domains in VPS Hosting
If you buy a virtual private server solution through our company, you'll be able to host as many domain addresses as you want. You will have your own server, so it's your choice how you will employ its resources. You'll be able to register new domain addresses through the billing account of your VPS or add domain names that you have already registered with another company. Since we provide 3 web hosting Control Panels for the servers, you will have different choices for the hosting part - with Hepsia, a freshly registered domain address is hosted automatically on the server and you'll control all hosted domains from a single location (i.e. there are not any main and add-on domains), while with DirectAdmin and cPanel you're able to create a separate account for every single domain address that you want to host on the server. The abovementioned option is useful if you wish to provide access to the domains to other people.