How many sites can I host?

I am thinking of signing up for the service, but before I do I would like to know if I can host multiple websites on one account, or would I need an account for each individual site?

I know that one domain will be the primary domain, but will additional domains just be sub domains of the primary domain, or are they their own stand alone websites?

Thanks in advance,

Jose

asked Feb 26 '13 at 14:58 by chambrot 11113

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Ouch! I think I’ll stick with my hosting service, they don’t charge per site. As many sites as I want for the same fee as Squarespace. Glad I found out before I committed.

(Jun 05 '13 at 14:37) davey6671 davey6671's gravatar image

Yeah! I was bummed out...and I almost left my current hosting service. Unfortunately I found out the hard way, built a site on squarespace only to find out that I could once create one site per paid account. I was bummed. Maybe in the future they will add that feature for "true" unlimited sites. But for now, I cannot recommend.

(Jun 05 '13 at 15:28) chambrot chambrot's gravatar image

Keep in mind that you're paying for a website & support package, not just a hosting plan. So when you pay for the service, you're getting an all-in-one hosting/software/support stack. There's no way Squarespace could charge $20/mo, but support 20 websites on the same plan.

It would be great to get some sort of high volume site discount like they had on the previous (V5) version of Squarespace. I'm optimistic for something there! But I certainly don't see the one site per account rule changing.

(Jun 05 '13 at 17:18) jasonbarone jasonbarone's gravatar image

I agree, I’ve been working on Squarespace for the last 2 months having seen “Unlimited Pages” as pages I could host. I understand you don’t want people going crazy reselling but I thought I could at least host a secondary portfolio page or something.

I thought “Oh, that’s clever, you can limit reselling by having one account to manage them all” but no apparently I’m incorrect. This is really disappointing, I like Squarespace but this definitely makes me think if I want to commit to it. Its quite expensive for an individual page. For 30$ / month I can get quite a bit from other services.

(Nov 05 '13 at 20:58) electricmonk electricmonk's gravatar image

I can understand it both ways, but I wish there were a way I could create more sites on my account. As a webmaster I need to create examples of what I can do in Squarespace. I was able to do it in version 5, but not in version 6.

(Feb 09 at 23:04) HeatherJ HeatherJ's gravatar image
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The moment Squarespace starts offering multiple domain sites to be able to create individual sites, they will be able to start competing against WordPress. In the meantime, it can turn really expensive.

I have 20 small websites with WordPress that could perfectly run on Squarespace but at the end of the month I pay USD $20 for hosting all those sites and the same with Squarespace would cost me: USD $160.

Note: I am not making any money from any of my blogs.

(Mar 15 at 07:14) fscheps fscheps's gravatar image

The ability to manage multiple websites from a single account seems like an obvious improvement that Squarespace should make. It is a requirement for most serious web developers and business clients.

(Jul 19 at 19:33) AdamS AdamS's gravatar image

I wish I could move all my WordPress sites which hosting costs me USD $15 on for unlimited domains and WordPress instances. I have small blogs that I run for free, some of them for charity, some for friends. if I would need to move all these to Squarespace it would cost me at least 10 times more.

I think Squarespace should offer a plan that would allow you to increase the amount of independent domains you can have once you have a main account. Something like, you get an account for USD $10 a month and then you can add domains for USD $5 more per each domain.

Something like that would bring more love to Squarespace for the sake of simplicity of security and maintenance. Then I would be able to just focus on writing and not patching core files and plugins, it’s a dream.

Squarespace you should target an advertisement to bloggers: “We help you focus on your posts, while we do the rest”

(Oct 15 at 01:42) fscheps fscheps's gravatar image
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Honestly, I understand the gripe, sort of, but I see the sense in what SS is doing. Squarespace is effecting a new approach to web building and hosting. The differing approaches between WordPress and Squarespace are miles apart, and not only in terms of the way sites are built.

What Squarespace provides is a far tighter package between builder and finished product, and one that you, as a webmaster do not have to keep looking over your shoulder wondering which hacker is going to DDOS you next, or worse, e.g. silently hijack your site as part of the WordPress botnet, or silently hack the database to start producing blackmarket bitcoins, etc. And this does not even get to the negative SEO ramifications of common sub-hosted sites.

Yes, there are a few critical features I dearly wish Squarespace had, like the ability to do complete archives of existing site projects so you can easily recover from any inadvertent errors. But what they have is far better than WP, IMHO. So rather than trying to be successful with a large group of websites, my recommendation would be to just host one or two instead. That is, one or two sites which are perhaps better planned and marketed with a much sharper focus.

answered Oct 14 at 20:42 by jols 313

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I think the issue here is a some people have lots of very small niche sites that don't make such money

(Oct 14 at 20:50) scoobie scoobie's gravatar image

Agreed, and this is where more of a traditional web hosting, like Linksky or Hostgator, or one of the others would likely be a better fit.

Still however, if the niche sites need search engine traffic, the SEO can get severely watered down with a bunch of sub-hosted sites.

(Oct 14 at 21:02) jols jols's gravatar image

You can host an infinite amount of sites on Squarespace. However, you can manage multiple sites under one email address, Managing multiple sites.

In regards to the domain related question, you can map multiple domains to your Squarespace site. However, the domains will redirect/rewrite to the domain that is set as the primary domain.

answered Apr 25 '13 at 17:45 by vishal ♦ 49329

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Hello

Thanks for the quick reply. I signed up for the $20 a month service and created a site.

But when I create another website its a trial site, and it asks me to upgrade the account again.

Am I doing something wrong? I was told I can host multiple websites on one account, do I have to pay a subscription for each one?

Regards,

Jose Chambrot

(May 22 '13 at 10:55) chambrot chambrot's gravatar image

Hey Jose,

Each account you sign up for is a different site you are creating. Therefore, you will need to purchase a plan for that account. Sorry for not being clear in my initial answers.

(May 22 '13 at 10:57) vishal ♦ vishal's gravatar image
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