For reasons I won’t go into I’m currently looking at getting a new website host.
My budget is around £10 a month for Windows Hosting since current projects and future developments are going to involve ASP and ASP.Net, MYSQL etc, I require a set of included MYSQL databases if possible (my current host charges around £25 per annum for each database!) and ideally I’m looking for unlimited bandwidth and unlimited webspace.
I’ve come across a few deals on various sites which offer a few MYSQL databases within the price which is ideal, as well as unlimited bandwidth and webspace but I have the following predicament…
My main question is how I go about hosting multiple sites so that I have files and folders related to each? In the past I have had to store my folders under one domain and then point another domain to that folder if I want to separate projects, but the folder path isn’t masked so that it appears to be under the new domain.
If you don’t want the main domain to “capture” your subdirectory links, simply use some mod_rewrite code to force the URL to change to whichever version you want visitors to see (the last one listed above, I believe).
Ah I see. So really my only option if I want to configure domains is to go down the server-space route? Hmm £10 a month for Windows server hosting this doesn’t seem very possible at the moment The alternative being to make new accounts for each project…
$10/month for any hosting is bottom of the barrel. Optimistic stuff. But the Windows Azure Websites is around $15/m depending on what you use. With the ability to run 10+ individual sites (aka., domains).
I see you’re using MySQL. The only reason you’d be tied to Windows servers is the ASP.net
When I see people on Windows servers they are usually using MS-SQL with ASP and perhaps IIS.
The only reason I ask is that if you could change from using ASP.net you could move into linux. Which has a much lower overhead.
However if you are locked into using ASP.net then going with Azure would be your safest choice by far.