How to reduce your number of unique websites

Reducing your Unique Websites

All Krystal Cloud and Business hosting packages can host multiple sites. But, how you add or create a new site can vary depending on what you're trying to achieve. This guide gives some tips to reduce your number of unique websites.

The Amethyst package allows up to one additional addon domain and Topaz allows up to nine. Ruby Cloud hosting and all Premium/Business packages allow unlimited addon domains.
Remember: All Cloud and Business hosting packages are single cPanel - all sites will be sharing the resources - CPU, Memory, Disk Space etc. These packages are designed for single person/business use. If you're looking to host sites for others - whether you charge or not you'll need to be using one of our Reseller Hosting packages (link opens in a new window) - which offer multiple cPanels.

What sites count as unique websites?

Your Primary domain, any Addon domains and any subdomains of your primary or addon domains each count towards your unique websites, as they create a new vhost (Virtual Host) - you can run a totally separate website on your primary domain, any addon domains and any subdomains of your primary or addon domains.

Domain Type

Can host a unique website

(counts towards unique websites in your plan)

Can host unique email addresses

Primary domain

e.g. primary.co.uk

Yes

Yes

Addon domain

e.g. secondary.co.uk

Yes

Yes

Sub-domain of primary or addon domain

e.g. subdomain.primary.co.uk or subdomain.secondary.co.uk

Yes

Yes

Alias domain

e.g. alias.co.uk

No

Yes

Sub-domain of the alias domain

No

Yes

How to reduce your number of unique websites

Move Addon domains only used for emails to Alias domains

If you are only using an Addon domain for email, you can remove it and re-add it as an Alias domain - this will then not count towards your unique websites.

You will need to remove any Subdomains of the Addon domain before you can delete it (be sure to note their unique Document Root before you delete them if you plan to re-add them once you've added the domain as an alias).

If you have existing email accounts using this Addon domain (or Subdomains) their email files will not be deleted when you remove the Addon domain or Subdomains. Simply re-add the domain as an Alias and recreate the Subdomains (using the exact same Document Root you noted above) and the mailboxes will be accessible again.

Removing an addon domain or its subdomains won't delete any associated files or directories (just the vhost and DNS information) - however, any websites will no longer be accessible. If you need to continue hosting a site you will need to leave the domain/subdomain as an addon.

Move sites from Subdomains to folders

Every subdomain of a Primary or Addon domain counts as a unique website.

So, you may,for example, have a restaurant with the main site of www.restaurant.co.uk and subdomains for each branch e.g. cityone.restaurant.co.uk and citytwo.restaurant.co.uk

Making each of these separate sites folders under your main site would reduce your unique website count.

You'd end up with www.restaurant.co.uk/cityone and www.restaurant.co.uk/citytwo


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