If you have ever said:
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.
The best way to describe a sub-domain is to use a real life example.
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.