Put multiple websites on one hosting package with subsites

You can easily add two or more websites to our web hosting packages. Those websites are completely separate from the original website on the hosting package.

We call this subsites because these additional websites do not have separate PHP settings, caching, SSL certificates or mailboxes. They are all linked to or determined by the “main website”.

Tip: You can also link multiple domain names to your hosting

Read: Add an extra domain name to your hosting package

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Add a subsite with a (sub)domain name that is listed with Combell

To add a subsite follow these steps in the control panel:

  1. Go to “My products”> “Web hosting”> “Manage hosting”.
  2. In the menu on the left you choose “Domain names”.
  3. Go to the “Subsites” tab and click “Add subsite”.
  4. Choose whether you want to add a “Subdomain name” of your existing domain name or an “Other domain name”.

For a sub domain name

  1. Enter the subdomain
  2. Check “Provide DNS settings automatically” if the domain name is set to Combell.
  3. Link the subsite to a specific folder on your hosting package.
    By default we create a new folder in the “subsites” folder, but you can just as well link the subdomain to a folder you added yourself. This must have been created earlier.

For a different domain name

  1. Enter the domain name that you want to add to your hosting package
  2. Check “Provide DNS settings automatically” if the domain name is set to Combell.
  3. Always leave the option “also create a www. As alias of the above domain name” enabled.
  4. Link the subsite to a specific folder on your hosting package.
    By default we create a new folder in the “subsites” folder, but you can also choose a folder that you have added yourself.
  5. Click on “Add domain name” to confirm.

Add a subsite with a (sub)domain name that is registered elsewhere

To add a subsite follow these steps in control panel

  1. Go to “My products”> “Web hosting”> “Manage hosting”.
  2. In the menu on the left you choose “Domain names”.
  3. Go to the “Subsites” tab and click “Add subsite”.
  4. Choose whether you want to add a “Subdomain name” of your existing domain name or an “Other domain name”.

For a sub domain name

  1. Enter the subdomain
  2. Uncheck “Provide DNS settings automatically”. Don’t forget to create an A record in the control panel of your domain name provider. You set this A record to the IP address of your hosting package. You can see the IP address in the message at the top of the page.
  3. Link the subsite to a specific folder on your hosting package.
    By default we create a new folder in the “subsites” folder, but you can just as well link the subdomain to a folder that you have added yourself. This must have been created earlier.

For a different domain name

  1. Enter the domain name that you want to add to your hosting package
  2. Uncheck “Provide DNS settings automatically”. Don’t forget to create the necessary A records in the control panel of your domain name provider. You set these A records at the IP address of your hosting package. You can see the IP address in the message at the top of the page.
  3. Always leave the option “also create www. As alias of the above domain name” enabled.
  4. Link the subsite to a specific folder on your hosting package.
    By default we create a new folder in the “subsites” folder, but you can also choose a folder that you have added yourself.
  5. Click on “Add domain name” to confirm.
  6. You receive a message that we could not verify the domain name. Click on the link to do the verification manually.
  7. Add the TXT record in the control panel of your domain name provider and then try again. Adding the domain name will now succeed.

Updated on 28 April 2020

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