Multidomain: How do I attach multiple domains to a single web hosting plan?
Do you have several website projects, and want to group them onto one hosting plan?
It is easy to host multiple websites on our web solutions, without any compromise on performance.
Easily host multiple websites on a web hosting plan
1. What is multisite hosting?
You can attach several domain names to a shared hosting plan, and host two or more completely independent websites on it.
2. Why host multiple domain names on a web hosting plan?
With a multisite approach, it is easier to manage all of your domains and subdomains. You can divide your disk space between different websites as you see fit.
You manage your infrastructure costs, while avoiding the complications of using several web hosting plans with different expiry dates.
A multidomain approach will boost your organic SEO, and also expand your business geographically (local, national, international), with the possibility of linguistic variations (e.g. via .be, .fr, .ch domain extensions). You can customise the variations for each subdomain to suit your customer base, and boost your efficiency.
3. Choose the most suitable hosting for multidomains and multsites
The right choice of web hosting plan will depend on the size of your projects. Depending on the architecture of your web strategy, you will need to adapt the power of your hosting plan. You need to evaluate your web objectives beforehand — i.e. whether you are looking to set up a blog, a website, an e-commerce store, a website redirection, or other webpages. It also depends on the volume of traffic you expect to receive on these websites, so that you can provision the right volume of resources each project needs.
For personal projects or professional websites that will not receive a particularly high volume of traffic, a Professional hosting plan should be able to host between 2 and 5 different websites without any performance degradation for your visitors.
For any other project, we recommend our Performance hosting plans, which have been specially designed to host a larger number of websites and/or more complex projects (high traffic, a large number of webpages, etc.).
4. How do I set up my multisite hosting plan?
The process is simple — you just need several domain names beforehand, and an OVHcloud web hosting plan. We can help you register a domain name if you do not have one yet. Multisites can be managed easily in just a few steps, through the OVHcloud Control Panel. You will see a section in the interface called ‘Multisites’, which is dedicated to multidomain management.
If you have several websites deployed on a single web hosting plan, we recommend keeping track of your web hosting plan’s resource usage statistics. With the statistics we provide, you can ensure that you can provide an optimal browsing experience for all of your visitors. You can also monitor and analyse the data from visits to your websites, domains and subdomains with the OVHcloud Web Statistics service, included with your cloud hosting package.
5. Activate your multisite SSL certificates for added security
You now have a multisite web hosting plan with several independent websites. It is now paramount to consider your security, and your users’ security too — simply activate an SSL certificate on your domains via the OVHcloud Control Panel. You will get the benefits of HTTPS protocol (a type of SSL certificate that secures your primary domain and a set of DNS), increased trust from your visitors, and an improved SEO ranking.
Services included with all our Web Hosting plans
With multisite management, you can attach different domain names to a hosting plan. You can also manage multiple websites on the same web hosting plan.
Let's Encrypt SSL certificate
Your SSL certificate is included with your web hosting plan. It validates your website’s security for your visitors by displaying HTTPS protocol. You can enable it easily via the OVHcloud Control Panel.
Stay permanently protected from distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.
Backup and restoration
Your web hosting plan has a backup system for files and SQL databases. If you need to revert to a previous state, you can use your latest backup to restore your files.
1 free domain name for the first year*
Your website domain name is free for the first year*.
OVHcloud Web Statistics
Measure your website activity with our Web Statistics solution included with your hosting plan.
Our hosting plans are compatible with the Multisites option
Our Performance hosting plans are perfect for building a multisite architecture, as they offer highly efficient power and unlimited bandwidth.
1 domain name*
CDN, SSL, Service Web Cloud Databases
Choosing the best open-source CMS
Want to create a website via an easy-to-use interface, and no knowledge of programming required? This is what is offered by CMS tools like WordPress and PrestaShop. Compare the most popular open-source solutions, and you can choose which one best suits your needs.
Choosing a multisite for your business
In addition to boosting your SEO ranking, opting for a multisite architecture is a great way of expanding your business. If you would like to develop internationally, building a relevant website in your target country’s native language is a strategic decision. With the right domain name extension and optimised content, you can better attract your customers by creating targeted offers by country, for example. You can then broaden your business by multiplying your offerings or brands, then targeting different geographical regions. The goal is to ensure that each area of your business remains relevant for the regions you are targeting, so that you can build credibility with your customer base.
*Domain name creation and transfer is free for the first year, then renewals are charged at the annual price of the extension from the following list: .com, .net, .biz, .info, .org, .name, .fr, .re, .eu, .be, .es, .it, .de, .at, .co.uk, .me.uk, .org.uk, .nl, .us, .ca, .cz, .ch, .in, .lt, .dk, .pm, .so, .se, .yt, .tf , .wf, .pt, .pl, .ovh, .xyz. Not valid for extensions that include free transfer.