If I sign up for a plan and register a new domain with Dreamhost right now, if I later change my mind about my site’s domain name can I register another domain and “attach” it to my current plan? I’m hoping I wouldn’t have to pay for an entirely separate second plan…
You do not have to pay for a second plan as DreamHost allows unlimited domain names on their plans. You are only required to pay a domain registration fee of $9.95/Year for each domain you add as only the first domain is included in the plan. Alternatively, you can use one of the promo codes which offer free domain registrations.
Also, if I initially register a name that is say www.domain1.com, and I later register www.domain2.com, could I set it up so when a visitor goes to domain2.com it takes them to the same server space as domain1.com, while still showing domain2.com in the address bar? OR could I set up different root directories on my Dreamhost space for the two different domains with each having a separate index file in their directory? I realize that it is possible to simply forward one domain to another domain’s space, but I was wondering if it was possible to link two domains to one server space while still retaining their respective addresses in the visitor’s browser’s address bar.
It is possible with mod_rewrite as pointed out previously. DreamHost offers an section in its web panel named “Remap Sub-Dir” which will enable you to share certain directories while retaining others easily.
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