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    Question Reseller Hosting / Cloud Server

    Iím starting a small hosting business. While a Reseller Plan seems to offer the easiest and most convenient way to start one, it is limited to sell only shared hosting.

    My plan is to sell Shared Hosting, Reseller Hosting, Domain Reselling, and Email Hosting. So I am considering going with a Cloud Server Ė Though, I still have a lot to learn here.

    Iíll be going with a minimum of no less than the 1GB/RAM server, and I might opt for the 2GB. Will this be good enough for a start?

    How can I literally setup the server to customize each hosting solutions I just mentioned? I mean, as compared to a Reseller Hosting Account, all you need is the cPanel, then youíre all set to take and fill in youíre clientís order. And all installations were basically already taken care of, as in itís already in there.

    Iíd like to hear your Security advices too. Important points I should consider doing/installing with Cloud Server. i.e. setting up Firewall, Ddos, backup, etc.

    As to selling Domain, how can I do this? Is it thru a Domain Registrar? a Domain Reseller? Any recommendations?

    Appreciate your views, explanations, suggestions, and advices.

    Thanks in advance.

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    well if you going to go that way is going to cost you about $280 a month.

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    You can get a Cloud VPS Server with 2GB of RAM. A Cloud Dedicated Server is not needed.

    For a firewall you can use just use CSF ( http://www.configserver.com/cp/csf.html ) which is FREE.

    A managed provider will install DDoS software and setup offsite backups for you for free.

    A FREE eNom Domain Reseller account is included with all WHMCS licenses. I recommend getting a WHMCS to bill your customers. It also has a support ticketing system. You can also configure WHMCS to automate account setups, etc.

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    Reseller hosting combined with a domain reseller can let you offer every service you are looking for at a lowest rate to start off.
    Shared Hosting, Reseller Hosting, Domain Reselling, and Email Hosting
    What you are looking for is: Master reseller + Domain Reseller (Enom for example)
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    Hello,

    If you are not certain what you are doing, I would not be looking to setup and manage your own cloud server. That really is not good advise. You could look at a fully managed cloud server, but, that is pretty limiting as well to just that one platform, etc..

    I absolutely would not setup your own server though and resell from it unless you really knew what you were doing. Nothing like mis managing a server to lose the customers you do acquire

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    Reseller hosting combined with a domain reseller can let you offer every service you are looking for at a lowest rate to start off.
    Shared Hosting, Reseller Hosting, Domain Reselling, and Email Hosting
    What you are looking for is: Master reseller + Domain Reseller (Enom for example)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ubservers View Post
    Reseller hosting combined with a domain reseller can let you offer every service you are looking for at a lowest rate to start off.
    Shared Hosting, Reseller Hosting, Domain Reselling, and Email Hosting
    What you are looking for is: Master reseller + Domain Reseller (Enom for example)
    OP is after Cloud. You will have a job getting Master Cloud Reseller.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HostXNow View Post
    OP is after Cloud. You will have a job getting Master Cloud Reseller.
    What he said is that he is looking for cloud because reseller hosting can't offer Reseller and email hosting. I am telling him he is wrong about it and I am offering him another possibility to make him same some money.
    Next time, read carefully and let the OP decide about his needs and options.
    He is looking for help, lets give him all options possible
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    Quote Originally Posted by ubservers View Post
    What he said is that he is looking for cloud because reseller hosting can't offer Reseller and email hosting. I am telling him he is wrong about it and I am offering him another possibility to make him same some money.
    Next time, read carefully and let the OP decide about his needs and options.
    He is looking for help, lets give him all options possible
    I thought OP was after Cloud for better uptime. Cloud cannot separate different services any better than a standard Reseller account or VPS server.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris9998 View Post
    well if you going to go that way is going to cost you about $280 a month.
    Hi chris, yep, my estimate is more or less around in that figure too.

    Quote Originally Posted by ubservers View Post
    Reseller hosting combined with a domain reseller can let you offer every service you are looking for at a lowest rate to start off.
    Shared Hosting, Reseller Hosting, Domain Reselling, and Email Hosting
    What you are looking for is: Master reseller + Domain Reseller (Enom for example)
    Hi ubserver, yep, have considered searching for a master reseller account. However, itís not easy to find a provider who have all in one package Ė I mean, one might have what Iím looking for the product/service, however lack good customer support (or in some cases, have a real bad reputation and reviews).

    But thank you for bringing it up. By chance can you recommend anyone being good at both?

    Quote Originally Posted by cartika-andrew View Post
    Hello,

    If you are not certain what you are doing, I would not be looking to setup and manage your own cloud server. That really is not good advise. You could look at a fully managed cloud server, but, that is pretty limiting as well to just that one platform, etc..

    I absolutely would not setup your own server though and resell from it unless you really knew what you were doing. Nothing like mis managing a server to lose the customers you do acquire
    Hi Andrew, yes, itís indeed unsettling to compromise the quality of the service thatís why for now Iím thinking it thoroughly thru which path is more appropriate. Itís not necessarily that Iíll be doing the technical procedures alone, Iím considering having an IT consultant, if necessary. Then maybe Iíll learn along the way. Ė though yeah, very costly. And I seriously still donít know where I can find one.

    Quote Originally Posted by HostXNow View Post
    I thought OP was after Cloud for better uptime. Cloud cannot separate different services any better than a standard Reseller account or VPS server.
    Hi HostXNow, does it mean itís not advisable to have different type of hosting services (shared, reseller, etc.) under a cloud server?

    And yes, Iím planning to go with WHMCS.

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    If you want to offer every service you are looking for at a lowest rate to start initially the include Reseller hosting combined with a domain reseller.

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