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    Quote Originally Posted by dhchost View Post
    well my friend, not everybody think $500 is reasonable start for doing this business. And not everybody can handle a VPS by himself, that is why lot of people out there being a reseller.
    This is true. If it wasn't there wouldn't be so many cheap reseller plans. The hosting side is the cheapest part of starting up. Better to spend $5 on the reseller plan and $455 on other expenses such as marketing, phone bill, etc
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    Hmm i do kind of agree but at same time i disagree. You should only go out and buy a vps if you know you can afford next 3 months atleast. it's best to pay a year upfront.

    What you have to think of the going goings

    VPS: Decent vps $10
    control panel: likely cpanel so $15
    billing system: likely whmcs so thats anther $15

    So that comes to $40 each month and that can be high for people that are starting up. When it would cost about $20 a month

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    You think a "decent" VPS costs only $10?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kpmedia View Post
    You think a "decent" VPS costs only $10?
    Depends on the specs and what provider

    But I wouldnt put cPanel onto a $10 VPS thats for sure...
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    But if you want to start you small hosting company, a $10 VPS will do you no favor

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    In most cases I would have to say a reseller plan, even cheaper than $10 will be better than a $10 VPS..
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    Quote Originally Posted by cd/home View Post
    But I wouldnt put cPanel onto a $10 VPS thats for sure...
    I wouldn't put CUSTOMERS on a $10 VPS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HostXNow View Post
    I'd say "real" hosts have ROOT access to their dedicated servers (leased or colo). With ROOT access the host can install/update software, edit DNS zones, check logs, migrate accounts, etc.

    You can't do that when you have no ROOT access.
    As someone else mentioned a "real" host can be defined as anything. Having root access doesn't mean anything if you don't know how to use it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RRolfe View Post
    Having root access doesn't mean anything if you don't know how to use it.
    Not knowing how to use a server still qualifies as "not a real host".
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    I'm sorry to disagree with some people here, but I don't believe a "real" or "good" host is the one who has root access to their machines or not, I'd believe a real host is the one who makes his customers feel happy, care about their customers concerns, listen to their suggestion, provides good and high quality support and knows well how to manage the environment... and to be honest, you certainly don't need root access to accomplish that...
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    The problem with vps is that all clients will know they are sharing a vps, rather then sharing a dedicated server.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dhchost View Post
    well my friend, not everybody think $500 is reasonable start for doing this business. And not everybody can handle a VPS by himself, that is why lot of people out there being a reseller.
    I would love to start a business that has stood through the years and is now a large business maintaining them self and their employees that started with $500.00. Going out and putting a few dollars into a company that isn't really turning any profit - is hardly considered to play up against someone starting a business for $500.00. It's more or less starting a hobby. -- not saying it can't be done --
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    Quote Originally Posted by JixHost View Post
    The problem with vps is that all clients will know they are sharing a vps, rather then sharing a dedicated server.
    Who cares? Most clients that you would want to host with you really couldn't care less what they're hosted on as long as it works. People care about them self - does it work for them? If it does, and if you take care of them well then it seems you're doing great to them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris-WS View Post
    I'm sorry to disagree with some people here, but I don't believe a "real" or "good" host is the one who has root access to their machines or not, I'd believe a real host is the one who makes his customers feel happy, care about their customers concerns, listen to their suggestion, provides good and high quality support and knows well how to manage the environment... and to be honest, you certainly don't need root access to accomplish that...
    Even customers say real hosts have root access. Because they don't like to wait for Reseller to ask main provider to make changes, etc.

    Reseller with end user support is great for web designers who don't want the hassle of managing the server admin side of things themselves though.
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    Actually, I keep a resller account on hand at all times.... I have a reseller, VPSs, and much more.
    It fits in nice, because, keep in mind, with many reseller packages, you get a LOT of freebies...like WHM/WHMCS, cPanel for all the customers, vanity name servers...even if a client doesn't fall under the service of something under my reseller, I can still plug him right into the WHMCS billing software, which gives him all the features (as well as convenience for me).

    Without a reseller, I'd have to purchase and keep up with some billing and control panel for the shared hosting customers, and not be able to offer all the cool value-added stuff...without purchasing and setting up all the automation myself, anyway...
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