You may want to register and market another domain name but don't want to pay for another hosting account. The best solution is to create an add-on domain.
What is an add-on domain?
An add-on domain is a new domain that is added on top of your main domain. It creates a sub directory within your main web hosting directory but can show a different web site. The add-on domain collects the information from the sub domain directory using the same space and bandwidth as your main account, however it won't have its own cpanel (web hosting manager).
Add-on domain benefits
1. Create multiple domains/websites on the same web hosting account.
2. Save money and web space by using one hosting account instead of several hosting accounts.
3. The add-on domain shares all the same resources (disk space, bandwidth...) with your main site.
4. The add-on domain has its own FTP manager, site stats, cgi-bin which is created automatically.
5. Upload all pages, images, scripts, forums etc to your add-on domain directory.
6. Access your add-on domain using several web site addresses i.e.
7. Promote several web sites within one hosting account with their own set of keywords.
How to create an add-on domain
1. Register your new add-on domain with a domain name registrar.
2. Point the DNS (domain name sever) information of your new add-on domain to the same DNS of your web host.
3. Allow 24-48 hours for the DNS to propagate over the Net before uploading your files.
4. Log in to your cpanel (web hosting manager) and scroll to add-on domains.
5. Fill in these three fields:
* New Domain Name: SiteB.com (Do not put any http:// or www)
* Username/directory/subdomain: SiteB (Enter 'SiteB ' by itself. Do not put any '.com' or 'www')
* Password: 12345 (Enter any password you wish.)
6. Click the 'Add Domain' button. It takes a couple of minutes for the system to set-up an add-on domain name.
7. Once it completes, your add-on domain name will be ready. You can then log into your account and you should see a sub folder called /SiteB inside of your public_html folder. Simply upload index pages, images and any other information there.
Here is an example of how to create an add-on domain:
Let's say you primary domain is www.SiteA.com
You add an add-on domain named: www.SiteB.com through the cpanel.
Now you can access it via:
You can now set-up email for the add-on domain as if it was a separate site i.e.bubba@SiteB.com with mail servers as mail.SiteB.com
Tips: When searching for a web hosting service, be sure to check if they allow add-on domains. Lets Host permits add-on domains in its "Complete" hosting plan. This will give you far more flexibility to utilize your web hosting space should you need to create add-on domains in the future.
Be sure to check how much web space you have left for your main hosting account before you create an add-on domain. Add-on domains utilize the same web space as your main hosting account.