A virtual host is a method by which multiple domains can be handled by a single web server without the infrastructure required for each domain.
When applied to an account, a virtual host affects the URLs used for image hosting and links for that account. An example would be as follows :
No virtual host :
Image hosting / link URLs would be generic to the system -
With a virtual host :
If you have your own domain, you can create a 'sub-domain' to be used for the virtual host.
eg. Domain = www.yourcompany.com
sub-domain set up for use as the virtual host = emails.yourcompany.com
Image hosting and links will now appear as -
Using a virtual host is a good way to have your URLs appear as your own hosting as opposed to the default system URLs.
Virtual hosts are available for our Pro-Marketer plan and Agency accounts.