Multiple Domains, Single Host

Is it possible to use a single dreamhost account to host two totally different websites (domain names)?

Say I own two domains, and I wish them to be two, different, independent sites. Can I point them to, say, directories abc/ and xyz/ in my dreamhost ftp account so they can be independent sites?

Or do I need to sign up to a new hosting plan for every domain name?

I’m new to all this and was just curious.


Sure! You can host as many domains as you want under one account. The directory structure is similar - under you user, you’ll have a directory for each site.


Cool. I think I’ll be signing up soon. :slight_smile:

You won’t be sorry. Please bear in mind that although you can host as many domains as you like, you only get 1 free domain name when you sign up.

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The beauty of Dreamhost system is just that. I don’t really care for tons of bandwith or space, but the ability to create true unlimited accounts, under the same ftp account or separate ones. It’s great :slight_smile:

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