We all jump on those ideas that come to us at 2am from time to time. Unfortunately, more often than not, they (like 99%) fall flat without ever accomplishing anything. Poor planning, poor website, niche that is too competitive, the list goes on. There is a way to make sure that these spur of the moment ideas don’t break your bank. Some guys here have more than enough that they don’t have to worry about throwing $20 at an idea and seeing if it gets going, but majority of the guys here don’t – or flat out don’t want to. This isn’t a ground breaking idea. But I don’t think a lot of people take advantage of it. It’s a great way to save money. It involves shared hosting. I use Namecheap, so that’s where this thread will be based off of. If your regular host gives you free cPanel access, then you can probably do this as well. Make sure you have a purchased domain ready to go. 1 Shared Hosting Package @ Namecheap Can Host 3 Websites Yes, you don’t have to buy hosting every single time you want to give an idea a try. Some guys might think it is common knowledge, but I don’t think so. Right now hosting for 1 year at Namecheap is $12 - $15. So if you host 3 domains on 1 hosting account, you can save $24 - $30 just like that. If you’re someone trying out different ideas all of the time, this can save you hundreds in the long run. Step 1 – Login to your Hosting cPanel Yes, you need at least one hosting account with cPanel access. Step 2 – Scroll down to “Domains” Step 3 – Click “Addon Domains” Step 4 – Fill out the text boxes: New Domain Name – Filling this out will auto fill the next two boxes, I recommend leaving them Create a password and write it down Step 5 – Click “Add Domain” Now that you’ve done that there is a hosting account ready to go for your domain. No 2nd hosting account purchase required. Step 6 – Setup Nameservers This is an easy step, for Namecheap it is just done by going to the domain you want to host, finding nameservers and selecting “Namecheap Web Hosting DNS” and that’s it. For others you might get an email from your hosting company letting you know what the nameservers are. And if you're completely lost, start a ticket in support. Give the site 1 – 4 hours to propagate and now you’ve got a live site ready for testing. Namecheap allows 3 websites per shared hosting package as stated above. Fill up 10 shared hosting accounts and you’ve saved $240 - $300. Pretty good for beginners or cheapo’s like me who like saving money.