I decided to ask this board before proceeding forward since I don’t want to break anything within my current setup.
I will try to explain as best as I can.
I currently host a Multisite Network on the Hostgator Business plan with *wildcard subdomains as well as a dedicated IP address – allowing the functionality for domain mapping, subdomain installs upon registration, etc. etc. We will call this domain: multisitedomain.com
I have our main website (we will call mainddomain.com) hosted through GoDaddy (which I am not a huge fan of) and am wanting to redefine the business model a little bit to help streamline processes as well as add a few new available features to what we do.
I have a few questions below and I’m wanting to know if this is possible and how to possibly go about it.
I want to transfer the maindomain.com over to the Hostgator plan to serve as the primary domain on the account. In doing that, can I transfer what is already the multisitedomain.com and all of it’s associated sites as either an add-on domain or subdomain with wildcard still enabled on it.
What I mean is that when I transfer I wanted maindomain.com to be the primary and still allow people to register for the multisite network which will now be located at multisitedomain.maindomain.com I believe? Upon doing so, if people sign up for the network they will be located at *.multisitedomain.com.
Essentially can a wildcard domain be associated to a sub-subdomain? Or add-on domain? Or another option?
If that is possible will I need to change the hosting plan that I’m currently on? Since it is shared hosting I don’t know if this functionality is possible?
The reason for doing this is that we host client sites through our multisite network but multisite comes with some disabilities and we basically want to have the multisite network for people with personal sites or small business but add the functionality for larger scaled sites to still be hosted on the network without accessing the multisite portion of it that way clients can add plugins, themes, etc. to their site since you can’t do that necessarily through multisite?
I hope this makes sense.
Thanks in advance.