Multi-use Websites at Gulfcoastwebnet.com

If you have ever said:

I wish this website page could look different than the rest of my website.
Then you probably need a multi-use website.

A multi-use website allows you to essentially apply different “skins” or “themes”, apply different functionality, access a different (or the same) user community and much more. It generally creates sub-domains on against your existing domain.

Sub-Domains

The best way to describe a sub-domain is to use a real life example.

Say your business has a help desk. When people go to the help desk it has a different menu with different options and a special feature allowing customers to receive online help. The help desk needs to function and look different than the primary website.

If the primary website is:  MyShop.com 

then the subdomain for the help desk would be:  Help.MyShop.com 

This is a great example of the use of a Sub-Domain.

Uses for Multi-Use Websites

Multi-use websites are best suited to organizations and people that want to present different information that requires a different look and different functionality. Gulf Coast Web Net uses multi-use websites to prototype client websites while they are under construction and to provide our help desk and show functionality of special features like our Announce website skin.

  • Blog networks
  • Social networks
  • Internal networks for organizations or companies
  • Educational sites
  • Sites that span cities, customer groups, or other various groups

Generally, Multi-use sites are only marginally more expensive to maintain. Here at Gulf Coast Web Net we add a 20% surcharge onto your hosting charge for each sub-domain on your site, which is considerably less expensive than paying for an entirely separate domain.

 

 

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