If your hosting account supports multi-domain hosting, you can add additional hosted domains to your hosting account and simply share the resources of your primary domain thus hosting sevaral websites under one account.
Adding a domain to your hosting account does not register it, you still have to register the domain name using the normal process at the Domain Registration area.
If your hosting plan was purchased before March 2010, you may need to upgrade to Multi-domain hosting.
To host a new domain name using multi-domain hosting do the following:
- Log in to your Plesk Hosting Control Panel
- Click on “Domains”
- Click on “Create Domain”.
- Put a tick in “WWW” so that www.yournewdomain.co.uk is supported.
- Enter the domain name you wish to add.
- Select “Web Site Hosting” if you wish to host this domain as a separate web site.
- Enter a desired FTP username and password for this domain account.
- Hit “Next >>” to cotinue advanced set up of your domaine name.
- Under PHP support select “Run as FastCGI” and switch off “safe_mode”
- Under FastCGI Support ensure this box is ticked.
- Enable Web Statistics if required.
- Ensure that “Expiration date” is set to “Never Expires”
Finally you MUST change this new domain name servers (From the Domain Control Panel) to the same as your primary domain name. If you do not do this, your domain will not connect to your Hosting service. After changing the nameservers allow 24 hours for the DNS to fully propagate.
That’s all there is to it! If you have any problems simply contact the Helpdesk for further assistance,