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,
Answer by jols · Oct 14, 2014 at 08:42 PM
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.
Answer by mikewhite · Feb 10, 2015 at 02:59 PM
I have a webmasters account which includes unlimited add-on domains. I have 9 websites that use WordPress templates. My total annual cost for 9 websites is $9.95.
I would like to give Squarespace my business, but the same annual cost for the 9 sites would cost me $1,728.00 here.
Please let me know when you offer the unlimited add-on domains, and I would love to sign up.
Answer by Kyle Bigart · Apr 20, 2015 at 01:00 AM
This needs a lot more visibility. I recently found this out and am thinking about ending and switching to WordPress because of it (as many have). This just isn’t financially feasible for people hosting non-monetary blogs, low traffic sites and personal portfolios.
Answer by vishal · Apr 25, 2013 at 05:45 PM
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.
Answer by jasonbarone · Apr 20, 2015 at 07:01 AM
Right now, each Squarespace plan is good for one website. You can use an infinite number of domain names pointing to the same website.
On a side note, many of you are comparing Squarespace to a "web host" where you can do anything you want for a specific price, including hosting multiple WordPress websites. You're not making the right comparison by doing this. Compare Squarespace to WordPress.com, which is WordPress' own premium service exactly like Squarespace.
Each WordPress.com plan is good for one website. A forum thread is here: https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/do-i-need-multiple-wordpress-premium-accounts-for-multiple-blogs
You're comparing apples to oranges. There are probably multiple reasons why companies do this including being a filter for meaningless sites running on the platform, not wanting to tax the database, and not wasting resources on support.