It’s possible having many websites hosted within single account. For example we have this Hostmonster review site with them and added another domain here which is a web directory. Currently there are two websites running from one account. And we can keep adding more and more in future. Regardless a .com, .net, .org or what so ever. The add-on process is totally free and at no cost at all.

For those that sign up long time ago and not have the unlimited domain features, just send in an email to support team and request for account upgrade to unlimited hosting. It’s a free upgrade and fair to everyone.

Each domain is one independent site. The multiple domains environment can be illustrated as diagram below.

Having multiple domains in one account

For beginner, choose the most popular third party registrar that offering cheap price and this including Namecheap, Godaddy, Enom and Tucows. Log in to the control panel, and make changes to the DNS. After completed these, wait for domain propagation to complete. This can take up to 48 hours. Next, log in to cPanel control panel and go to add-on domains. From here, enter the new domain name. Give the folder a name and password can be auto generated. Once complete, new domain will be ready as a new location.

This budget web hosting plan includes the latest site builder tools and templates. There are few ways to get free design templates and here are some of it:

Free website templates from Trendy site builder tool.

Use the Concrete5 free web building material. Create website using this tool and choose from collection of themes.

Use popular open-source content management application. Wordpress is the most popular choice and it includes thousand of free themes.

Choose Joomla or Drupal. Each of these apps has thousand of themes available for free use download and use.

Or pay one time access fee and get one year access to 7000 design templates.

When site is up running, this is time to put some effort to secure the site and prevent it from being hacked. Following are the safety tips that works for all web hosting plan generally and can be apply to all. Here are few of the simple steps that can help protect website from getting hack:

Use strong password for cPanel account, email account, FTP account, MySQL database, and other. Use combination of character, number, upper lower case, symbol etc.

Use open source PHP scripts like WordPress and keep them updated always.

Don’t install PHP scripts that are not sure about. It can be not fully tested, or not being supported any longer or it can be with bugs that create opportunity for hacker to get in.

Online web file and directory can be accessed by anyone with Internet access. For example anyone can browse the directory and view the files inside, execute PHP files and download any attachment files inside. Its public access, that’s the problem.

In order to protect  web files from public access, either use htaccess to limit user access to particular directory, or use the simple method of password protection. In order to add password protect existing directories, log in cPanel and use password protect directories. Choose directory you wish to password protected and lock it.

Besides using password protection to safeguard website and online files, user should choose the best file permission setting and allows access to authorized personal only. Prevent Internet group user from accessing online files directory, make changes to files, or execute files, all these are the preventive measure to block hackers or potential site altering. Web hosting account’s “public_html” folder and its files are often set with file permission 755 which prevent public write permission and this block any alteration made by Internet users.

Choose the secure plan and make the right configuration. Password directory help adding another layer of lock and prevent unauthorized access to personal or private files in the online web server.