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    InnoHosting, HostGator, or GreenGeeks?

    Hello all. I have been researching reseller hosts. after doing my homework I have brought my decision down to one of the following hosts. InnoHosting, HostGator, and GreenGeeks.

    InnoHosting is highly recommended here and also gets good reviews across the web. I really like their end-user support option. The only thing that I don't really like is the small space allowed to the accounts.

    HostGator offers no end-user support, but they do offer one of the best support teams in the hosting biz. They also have great reviews here and across the web. The space allowed is reasonable and they also offer rebrandable tutorial videos to offer your clients.

    GreenGeeks offers unlimited space (I know it is not possible, but they give you the option of putting "unlimited" on your site, which customers love to see.) They have a great support team. As far as reviews go, there are few here and there, most good. I love live chat. They are the only host of my choices who does not offer whmcs to resellers.

    Please leave comments on which host you would choose. If you are a current customer of any of these hosts, please leave your experience and overall rating. Thanks in advance!

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    I once tried InnoHosting, year and a few months back, they were good
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    What happened?

    Quote Originally Posted by Deroba View Post
    I once tried InnoHosting, year and a few months back, they were good
    Why are you no longer with them and who are you with now?

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    I tried GreenGeeks before, but of course there's no such thing as unlimited.
    Their servers were pretty fast and smooth.

    With their 'unlimited' plans, I didn't really have to worry much about space, but I didn't use up much space either.

    My plans were, 1GB, 4GB, 8GB Space and 10, 40, 80GB Bandwidth
    With the lowest plan, I was still able to get a 20-30 dollar profit

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    Quote Originally Posted by onlygaryd View Post
    Hello all. I have been researching reseller hosts. after doing my homework I have brought my decision down to one of the following hosts. InnoHosting, HostGator, and GreenGeeks.
    I've never heard of GreenGeeks.

    Quote Originally Posted by onlygaryd View Post
    InnoHosting is highly recommended here and also gets good reviews across the web. I really like their end-user support option. The only thing that I don't really like is the small space allowed to the accounts.
    Yes, IH is a great company for reseller hosting as recommended by many.

    Their support is one of the best in the industry as well. You won't be disappointed.

    Quote Originally Posted by onlygaryd View Post
    HostGator offers no end-user support, but they do offer one of the best support teams in the hosting biz. They also have great reviews here and across the web. The space allowed is reasonable and they also offer rebrandable tutorial videos to offer your clients.
    I've never used them before but indeed they have a good reputation and the brandable tutorials sound pretty cool.

    Quote Originally Posted by onlygaryd View Post
    GreenGeeks offers unlimited space (I know it is not possible, but they give you the option of putting "unlimited" on your site, which customers love to see.) They have a great support team. As far as reviews go, there are few here and there, most good. I love live chat. They are the only host of my choices who does not offer whmcs to resellers.
    I advise you to stay away from any reseller hosting company selling unlimited plans. It's fine on shared hosting but sounds absolutely stupid on reseller hosting. Any reseller account that has overselling enabled will allow you to sell "unlimited" shared hosting plans.

    Quote Originally Posted by onlygaryd View Post
    Please leave comments on which host you would choose. If you are a current customer of any of these hosts, please leave your experience and overall rating. Thanks in advance!
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    I am so far very impressed with greengeeks, I can finally run drupal websites with several memory intensive modules that were always crashing on other hosting services due to low allocated memory.

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    I recommended staying away from any providers offering ANYTHING Unlimited.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JFSG View Post
    I advise you to stay away from any reseller hosting company selling unlimited plans. It's fine on shared hosting but sounds absolutely stupid on reseller hosting. Any reseller account that has overselling enabled will allow you to sell "unlimited" shared hosting plans.
    I just took a look at their website and now I'm taking back my words. They have strict restrictions regarding the number of cPanel accounts you can create. Assuming each account takes up 1GB, it's only 250GB on their highest plan. For $99.95, it is logical.
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    Keep in mind that not everyone is going to use all of their available space. I recommend you worry about the other metrics first. By the time you hit the hard limit on a good provider there is no reason you couldn't afford to upgrade/add an additional account.
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    Quote Originally Posted by emckai View Post
    I tried GreenGeeks before, but of course there's no such thing as unlimited.
    Their servers were pretty fast and smooth.

    With their 'unlimited' plans, I didn't really have to worry much about space, but I didn't use up much space either.

    My plans were, 1GB, 4GB, 8GB Space and 10, 40, 80GB Bandwidth
    With the lowest plan, I was still able to get a 20-30 dollar profit
    Thanks for the info. That seems like a good deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JFSG View Post
    I've never heard of GreenGeeks.

    Yes, IH is a great company for reseller hosting as recommended by many.

    Their support is one of the best in the industry as well. You won't be disappointed.

    I've never used them before but indeed they have a good reputation and the brandable tutorials sound pretty cool.

    I advise you to stay away from any reseller hosting company selling unlimited plans. It's fine on shared hosting but sounds absolutely stupid on reseller hosting. Any reseller account that has overselling enabled will allow you to sell "unlimited" shared hosting plans.

    I'm using IH to host some of my sites and they are nothing but spectacular!
    Great response! Thank you very much. Yes the brandable tutorial videos are something I wish all reseller hosts offered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edudomainhosting View Post
    I am so far very impressed with greengeeks, I can finally run drupal websites with several memory intensive modules that were always crashing on other hosting services due to low allocated memory.
    Thank you. It is good to know that even though they offer "unlimited" plans that their servers are up to par.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TBradley View Post
    I recommended staying away from any providers offering ANYTHING Unlimited.
    The thing about "unlimited" is that it really means that the hosting company does not put restrictions on the account. Of course there is a limit, but it is very unlikely anyone will ever reach those limits, so the company says you have unlimited everything. HostGator offers "unlimited" hosting plans, and they are one of the best known hosts on the net.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JFSG View Post
    I just took a look at their website and now I'm taking back my words. They have strict restrictions regarding the number of cPanel accounts you can create. Assuming each account takes up 1GB, it's only 250GB on their highest plan. For $99.95, it is logical.
    It is good to know that someone else sees the logic of GreenGeeks plans. The word "unlimited" does not scare me. It just makes me look further into the details of the plan and company.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richboos View Post
    Keep in mind that not everyone is going to use all of their available space. I recommend you worry about the other metrics first. By the time you hit the hard limit on a good provider there is no reason you couldn't afford to upgrade/add an additional account.
    Those were my sentiments as well. I could always upgrade or buy a new account if I need to. I just wanted to know which one of the 3 companies I mentioned you would recommend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Losvre View Post
    If everything goes right the all businesses are good.
    You can find out if you are in good hands ONLY when things go wrong.

    I will come back with more later...
    Thank you.

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    brandable|?|

    Quote Originally Posted by onlygaryd View Post
    Great response! Thank you very much. Yes the brandable tutorial videos are something I wish all reseller hosts offered.
    This may be a bit of a lamah question since I am new to this but are you talking about the "brandable" videos tutorials in the cPanel section called "cPanel and WHM 11 Video Tutorials" or are you referring to other videos? How can you make these brandable?

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by edudomainhosting View Post
    This may be a bit of a lamah question since I am new to this but are you talking about the "brandable" videos tutorials in the cPanel section called "cPanel and WHM 11 Video Tutorials" or are you referring to other videos? How can you make these brandable?

    Thanks!
    HostGator offers "400+ Brandable Video Tutorials for Your Clients". The videos are a custom plugin by HostGator. You can view a demo of how it works on their site at http://www.hostgator.com/resellers.shtml

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    hostgator templates

    Quote Originally Posted by onlygaryd View Post
    HostGator offers "400+ Brandable Video Tutorials for Your Clients". The videos are a custom plugin by HostGator. You can view a demo of how it works on their site at http://www.hostgator.com/resellers.shtml
    I am currently with greengeeks and looks like they have video tutorials similar to hostgator but not nearly as extensive: http://www.greengeeks.com/support/video-tutorials/

    I may get a basic reseller account with hostgator just for the 4500 website templates. Can you offer access to these templates to your hosting customers? I do not see any option for the free web templates with greengeeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edudomainhosting View Post
    I am currently with greengeeks and looks like they have video tutorials similar to hostgator but not nearly as extensive: http://www.greengeeks.com/support/video-tutorials/

    I may get a basic reseller account with hostgator just for the 4500 website templates. Can you offer access to these templates to your hosting customers? I do not see any option for the free web templates with greengeeks.
    I saw the GreenGeeks videos. However, they are just on the GreenGeeks site. You are not given rebrandable copies to work with. I also saw in the reseller hosting details at GreenGeeks that they do offer free templates.

    How is your experience with GreenGeeks so far? Are you satisfied and do you think you will earn a fair profit with them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by onlygaryd View Post
    I saw the GreenGeeks videos. However, they are just on the GreenGeeks site. You are not given rebrandable copies to work with. I also saw in the reseller hosting details at GreenGeeks that they do offer free templates.

    How is your experience with GreenGeeks so far? Are you satisfied and do you think you will earn a fair profit with them?
    Interesting about greengeeks templates, I will have to take a harder look to find out how to access them. I did not see any option to access web templates in my account with them.

    My experience with them has been good so far, although, I am very new to hosting and thought it would be a good hobby for my early retirement that I decided to take. I did very well the first day with four new accounts, but I was the customer for all four of them!

    I am strictly hosting academic websites and installing/modifying several open source LMS solutions. I have also developed a unique drupal LMS website template as an option for my customers.

    The websites I work on require several modules to be installed and work fine on greengeeks. Other hosting services I had in the past such as 1and1 could not handle the memory requirements for drupal or other LMS open source solutions.

    As a cool thing to do for all the hard work been done by drupal module developers, I will be donating 10% of my customer fees to the developers of the modules been used for the academic website template.

    As a retired prof., I also have full access to a few 15+ year old unused .edu domains so plan to offer free .edu subdomains to academic professionals.

    If all fails, I will go back to my fishing and tequila hobby..

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    Quote Originally Posted by edudomainhosting View Post
    Interesting about greengeeks templates, I will have to take a harder look to find out how to access them. I did not see any option to access web templates in my account with them.

    My experience with them has been good so far, although, I am very new to hosting and thought it would be a good hobby for my early retirement that I decided to take. I did very well the first day with four new accounts, but I was the customer for all four of them!

    I am strictly hosting academic websites and installing/modifying several open source LMS solutions. I have also developed a unique drupal LMS website template as an option for my customers.

    The websites I work on require several modules to be installed and work fine on greengeeks. Other hosting services I had in the past such as 1and1 could not handle the memory requirements for drupal or other LMS open source solutions.

    As a cool thing to do for all the hard work been done by drupal module developers, I will be donating 10% of my customer fees to the developers of the modules been used for the academic website template.

    As a retired prof., I also have full access to a few 15+ year old unused .edu domains so plan to offer free .edu subdomains to academic professionals.

    If all fails, I will go back to my fishing and tequila hobby..
    Thank you so much for your knowledge and experience. I hope everything works out for us both. If not, I pass on the tequila, but I am not afraid to pick up a fishing pole!

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    Just to add another name into the mix: ezpzhosting

    Normally when I read these reseller threads their name comes up, they seem to be well regarded.

    Greengeeks plans appear to massively expensive for what they are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by onlygaryd View Post
    Hello all. I have been researching reseller hosts. after doing my homework I have brought my decision down to one of the following hosts. InnoHosting, HostGator, and GreenGeeks.

    InnoHosting is highly recommended here and also gets good reviews across the web. I really like their end-user support option. The only thing that I don't really like is the small space allowed to the accounts.

    HostGator offers no end-user support, but they do offer one of the best support teams in the hosting biz. They also have great reviews here and across the web. The space allowed is reasonable and they also offer rebrandable tutorial videos to offer your clients.

    GreenGeeks offers unlimited space (I know it is not possible, but they give you the option of putting "unlimited" on your site, which customers love to see.) They have a great support team. As far as reviews go, there are few here and there, most good. I love live chat. They are the only host of my choices who does not offer whmcs to resellers.

    Please leave comments on which host you would choose. If you are a current customer of any of these hosts, please leave your experience and overall rating. Thanks in advance!
    It's very hard to decide between Hostgator and InnoHosting. Both are fabulous, it will come down to whichever will fit your needs better. InnoHosting will probably work better for you since they offer end-user support, even if they offer little amounts of disk space.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AL-Benjamin View Post
    Just to add another name into the mix: ezpzhosting

    Normally when I read these reseller threads their name comes up, they seem to be well regarded.

    Greengeeks plans appear to massively expensive for what they are.
    Thank you for your reply. I will look into ezpz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacob Wall View Post
    It's very hard to decide between Hostgator and InnoHosting. Both are fabulous, it will come down to whichever will fit your needs better. InnoHosting will probably work better for you since they offer end-user support, even if they offer little amounts of disk space.
    Thank you for your reply friend!

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    Quote Originally Posted by onlygaryd View Post
    Thank you for your reply friend!
    no problem, I always try to point people in the right direction!
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    Quote Originally Posted by onlygaryd View Post
    Thank you so much for your knowledge and experience. I hope everything works out for us both. If not, I pass on the tequila, but I am not afraid to pick up a fishing pole!
    Sorry for being off topic but just a few shots of local pure tequila after a day of hard fishing at sundown is total bliss in moderation.. and even better, will kill any parasite that you may have ingested the night before...

    After a full day of learning about hosting stuff on this amazing site, especially the intelligent, dignified and positive responses. I am somewhat blown away by it all..!

    But...learning so much here has basically put me back a few months from starting a hosting service since now I recognize that I have a helluva lot more to learn.

    I want both, fishing with tequila sundown *like today* and hosting.. so now thinking of outsourcing stuff to resolve the freedom solution.. cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by edudomainhosting View Post
    Sorry for being off topic but just a few shots of local pure tequila after a day of hard fishing at sundown is total bliss in moderation.. and even better, will kill any parasite that you may have ingested the night before...

    After a full day of learning about hosting stuff on this amazing site, especially the intelligent, dignified and positive responses. I am somewhat blown away by it all..!

    But...learning so much here has basically put me back a few months from starting a hosting service since now I recognize that I have a helluva lot more to learn.

    I want both, fishing with tequila sundown *like today* and hosting.. so now thinking of outsourcing stuff to resolve the freedom solution.. cheers!
    I like the idea of outsourcing to have more freedom. i am leaning more towards InnoHosting, but it is still a tough call. I will research and ask some more!

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    Quote Originally Posted by onlygaryd View Post
    Those were my sentiments as well. I could always upgrade or buy a new account if I need to. I just wanted to know which one of the 3 companies I mentioned you would recommend.
    Oh, in that case I would recommend Innohosting. And though not on your list, have you looked into Spechosting?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richboos View Post
    Oh, in that case I would recommend Innohosting. And though not on your list, have you looked into Spechosting?
    I have not checked into SpecHosting. Are you their customer? Why do you recommend them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by onlygaryd View Post
    I have not checked into SpecHosting. Are you their customer? Why do you recommend them?
    They have a pretty competitive offering for reseller accounts. I usually do a lot of SSH to download sites from my VPS where they are designed/setup, and when using wget from the command line to do this was going almost three times faster than my permanent Hawkhost reseller account would. Tanner usually answered my tickets himself between 2pm and 5am. I think he is a night owl like myself.

    I switched to Innohosting and they have been good as well. I sent a lot of support tickets and they were replied to extremely fast. Unfortunately there is no SSH access here. (or they beat around the bush in my support ticket). Now I have to download full websites from my VPS and then upload them to Innohosting over my residential cable modem on Cpanel.
    The DNS for your resold accounts can not be changed from Cpanel or WHM (say if I wanted testing.yoursite.com to point to the IP of my VPS) without a support ticket.
    But unless you main market is web design these two quirks about Innohosting probably won't matter to you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richboos View Post
    They have a pretty competitive offering for reseller accounts. I usually do a lot of SSH to download sites from my VPS where they are designed/setup, and when using wget from the command line to do this was going almost three times faster than my permanent Hawkhost reseller account would. Tanner usually answered my tickets himself between 2pm and 5am. I think he is a night owl like myself.

    I switched to Innohosting and they have been good as well. I sent a lot of support tickets and they were replied to extremely fast. Unfortunately there is no SSH access here. (or they beat around the bush in my support ticket). Now I have to download full websites from my VPS and then upload them to Innohosting over my residential cable modem on Cpanel.
    The DNS for your resold accounts can not be changed from Cpanel or WHM (say if I wanted testing.yoursite.com to point to the IP of my VPS) without a support ticket.
    But unless you main market is web design these two quirks about Innohosting probably won't matter to you.
    Nice.

    I am not sure I understand about the DNS issue. Are you saying that InnoHosting doesn't offer DNS management within the WHM or cPanel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by onlygaryd View Post
    Nice.

    I am not sure I understand about the DNS issue. Are you saying that InnoHosting doesn't offer DNS management within the WHM or cPanel?
    It is limited to MX entries which probably is fine for a high percentage of end users. However I like to change things up a bit so it makes me feel a little restricted. For instance, my site for new and current clients has a Wordpress front. I would rather have that on a separate cheap VPS instead of being one folder away from WHMCS. For security (this is wordpress here).

    There are some other reasons too that I would like to something that is not a default setup. Part of that is fault tolerance, I mirror my clients sites so if the server went down I could use DNS level switchover. Only takes about 5 minutes with a 300 TTL to be back up. Now I have to submit a ticket. I was excited that you get 4 separate custom name servers on different subnets. Just wish I had the power in my hands to take that to the next level.
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    The only thing that I don't really like is the small space allowed to the accounts.(...)

    The space allowed is reasonable and they also offer rebrandable tutorial videos to offer your clients.
    When making comparisons of reseller hosting it's good to take into account if overselling is enabled or not, and not just look at the numbers.

    That being said, it is also wise to look at the actual hardware used, because emphasis on capacity may sometimes translate into diminished performance.

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    My recommendation is to stay away from unlimited hosting.

    Best of Luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richboos View Post
    It is limited to MX entries which probably is fine for a high percentage of end users. However I like to change things up a bit so it makes me feel a little restricted. For instance, my site for new and current clients has a Wordpress front. I would rather have that on a separate cheap VPS instead of being one folder away from WHMCS. For security (this is wordpress here).

    There are some other reasons too that I would like to something that is not a default setup. Part of that is fault tolerance, I mirror my clients sites so if the server went down I could use DNS level switchover. Only takes about 5 minutes with a 300 TTL to be back up. Now I have to submit a ticket. I was excited that you get 4 separate custom name servers on different subnets. Just wish I had the power in my hands to take that to the next level.
    I see. Thanks for all your input. You have been very helpful. The tower sways still!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ldcdc View Post
    When making comparisons of reseller hosting it's good to take into account if overselling is enabled or not, and not just look at the numbers.

    That being said, it is also wise to look at the actual hardware used, because emphasis on capacity may sometimes translate into diminished performance.
    Thanks for the advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OnePiece View Post
    My recommendation is to stay away from unlimited hosting.

    Best of Luck
    Why do you say this? Is it from personal experience, or from everything you have read?

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