The hosted domains feature of a web hosting account indicates the amount of registered domains which you can include within the exact same account. Registering a domain address and hosting it are two completely different services although some people consider them to be the exact same thing. While the registration means that you become the owner of a specific domain address, the hosting part is what in fact allows you to have a website since this is where your files and email messages are going to be. Because these are two different services, it is possible to register a new domain with one company and host it with another one by modifying its name servers (DNS) - the domain is going to work in the exact same way just as if it was registered and hosted using the same company. Also, it is extremely important to know that changing the hosting means directing the domain to an alternative company and not transferring it.