Additional domains are supported with Gold, Platinum
and Platinum Plus web hosting plans.
There are three possible ways to add additional domains to your account:
- Web Alias
- HTTP Redirect
In addition to service
fees, you would also be responsible for any applicable domain name
registration fees. Alternatively, you could use a third level domain
name with any of these options, which would not incur registration
- Top Level Domains (also known as TLDs, or first level domains)
include .com, .net, and .org, etc.
- Second Level Domains include a registered domain name with a top
level domain naming authority. An example of a second level domain would
- Third Level Domains are domains
served at the local level to second level domains. For example, FastVirtual's
subdomain hosting plans receive third level domain names, i.e. yourname.fastvirtual.com.
The owner of the second level domain has authority over third level
A web alias is simply an additional domain name that points to an
existing domain. For example, you might have your web site located at www.yourname.com.
You could register the additional domain name www.yourname.net
and have it point to your existing domain.
It is possible to have email aliases on web aliases. However, web
aliases do not support full email mailboxes.
Web aliases are easily added from your account control panel.
A subdomain is a directory on a domain that has been allocated its
own unique IP address. As such, domain names can be mapped to
subdomains, thereby appearing independent from the domain on which
For example, while a subdomain might be located at www.yourname.com/yoursubdomain/,
this could be used with a third level domain as yoursubdomain.yourname.com.
If you registered the domain name yoursubdomain.com and mapped
this to the subdomain, this would then appear on the Internet as
yoursubdomain.com, without any indication that it was actually a
Please note that subdomains have limited functionality, and are
only suitable for basic hosting requirements. Subdomains may have
their own email mailboxes. Some of FastVirtual's web tools will work,
but some will not, or do not work as expected. Databases and CGI are
not supported on subdomains.
Subdomains are easily added from your account control panel.
Note: Subdomains are subject to fees. Please see the
Plan Comparison for pricing
An HTTP redirect simply redirects a domain name to another URL.
This can be a domain, a directory on a domain, or any other qualified
Unlike subdomains, HTTP redirects do not retain the name of the
domain being redirected. Once the redirect is complete, the visitor
will see the actual domain they are viewing, not the name of the
domain that was redirected.
For example, if "myredirect.com" was being redirected to "mysite.com/myfiles/",
once the redirect was complete, the visitor would see "mysite.com/myfiles/"
in their browser address bar. If a subweb was used in this instance,
it would still display "myredirect.com".
HTTP redirects are easily added from your account control panel.