Well reseller account is one way ........... then there is multi domain hosting that works well too if you do all the web service stuff such as email accounts and such.
Then there are those hosting companies that will give you a multi domain account which you can host as many sites as you like with a reseller control panel thus allowing you the freedom of letting your clients do their own email accounts set ups.
Host as many domains as you like as long as you stay with in the alotted space and data transfer allowed
Hope this helped.
This will really be based on what your needs as a web developer is.
I don't know what a reseller account is or multi domain hosting is. These aren't options i've seen advertised with the main web hosting companies. I've been looking at going with 123-reg (cheap and good reputation).
Could you give me an example of those hosting companies that will give you a multi domain account which you can host as many sites as you like with a reseller control panel thus allowing you the freedom of letting your clients do their own email accounts set ups . Sounds like it might be interesting.
My situation is that i will be designing sites in my free time. Maybe 4 - 8 sites in a year. No more really. So I'd value your opinion on what my best move would be.
Is anyone else in my situation? I'd like to know how people in my situation, sort out web hosting with their clients.
By being a reseller he means, you own no actual account. You simply resell services listed on their site (similar to the nocster reseller program if you're familiar with that). Multidomain hosting is where you can put several domains on one account. Problem with that is you have to control making things for the clients such as e-mail addresses or FTP accounts and etc.. That is not a good way but it's possible . The best way without a VPS/Dedicated is to get an actual reseller panel where you can create multiple accounts each having its own domains. Then as long as the accounts under you stay within the bandwidth and disk space paid for, you're good. Buying accounts over and over for every new client is not smart. You'll save much more buying larger ones because you can do more aggregation for the clients and sell for a bit more
create multiple accounts each having its own domains. Then as long as the accounts under you stay within the bandwidth and disk space paid for, you're good. Buying accounts over and over for every new client is not smart. You'll save much more buying larger ones because you can do more aggregation for the clients and sell for a bit more
What you say sounds very interesting to me. but i've had a look at a site that offers this service and it says that
" A company or individual which owns a dedicated server can create a reseller web hosting account" --- what does this mean...?
whats a dedicated server? ... sorry i'm a bit confused. Do i need a server to be able to have a reseller account?
Also, i'm a bit concerned about the price. How much does it cost on average?
i'll only be making around 4-8 websites a year at around £800 each.
Do you have any example hosting companies that offer affordable reseller accounts. It extremely interesting, but i don't know enough about it to know what i'm looking for.
A dedicated server is IMHO not an option for you. The best option is a reseller account (a totally different thing from dedicated server) because it will be cost effective and will give you enough managing power. There are lots of reputable companies offering reseller accounts.
Try the Host Quote feature http://www.webhostingtalk.com/request.php and then use the search feature to look for hosts' reputation.
Feel free to ask more questions when you feel the need.
Originally posted by RaineTech By being a reseller he means, you own no actual account. You simply resell services listed on their site (similar to the nocster reseller program if you're familiar with that).
I think he meant more of the standard reseller account where you sell parts of the space and bandwidth you have already purchased. What you are talking about I would almost call an affiliate program.
How much webspace or bandwidth will you be using? Sounds like a resellers account would be ideal for you. Under a resellers account, you can set up various size packages yourself and offer them to your clients.
The other thing to consider is what control panel you want to use. The usual ones are Cpanel, Plesk, Emsim (on Linux) and Helm, Hsphere (on Windows) There are other ones out there but they seem to be the most popular.
What type of sites will you be designing and hosting? Simple HTML or more complex database driven ones/ (MySQL/ MsSQL) Will you be using PHP, ASP?
Depending on your needs, you will be able to choose between Windows and Linux.
I am an applications developer, I am also a reseller for webspace.
I have a chunck of 2.5GB and bandwidth of 30GB that I split into my clients accounts.
I have my control panel where I setup everything from domain names, create accounts, manage email accounts, etc.
I have 32 accounts at the moment and I am using only 1.6 GB space.
I am hosted in a Windows 2000 server because I need my applications to work there (I use ASP and ASP.net)...
Normally I create accounts of 50MB, if a client needs more I do the proper adjustments on the CP...
Have a good day
Well reseller accounts are good idea if you have some knowledge of web hosting and support issues. I have found that some resellers will leave you out in the cold when it comes to helping with issues that are not server related. ( in other words it's your client you figure it out)
As whith multi domain hosting some hosting companies will take care of any issue you or your client may have no matter if the issue is with the server or just improper site settings.
Of course this is just my out look and experience over the past few years.
I'd be doing around 4-8 sites a year (for the next year), - but they would be small - so i am guessing: I'd need a maximum of 360MB.
I don't know how much bandwidth i'd be using. -- i'm not sure what this actually means. -- probably not much.
DnsLinux, it would be very useful to me if you could recommend some uk based reseller accounts -- thanks. I need a reputable company -- its difficult to choose! i did a search on google and there are so many.
In terms of the control panel - i really don't know what i would want. Something thats compatible for the highest number of people.... Windows i guess.
For the most part, the kind of site i'd be designing/hosting would be simple HTML. However (depending on cost), it would be good to have the ability to have the capability for ASP.net (i'm starting out with programming - so, it would be good to have the option) But this is purely dependent on cost.
For the next year, i imagine that any of the sites i design will be simple HTML.
Generally a Windows account will cost more then a Linux one but if you want to programe in ASP.NET, idealy, you will need a Windows based server.
If this is not that essential, I would opt for a Linux based reseller account as it's usually cheaper.
You did mention 123 reg in your other post and would recommend them. We use them ourselves and never had any problems. All you would need to do is change the domains DNS Nameservers in your 123 reg control panel to the ones your host gives you.
ok. - cheers dnsLinux - your help is very much appreciated. I have learned a lot in this forum.
To summarise, are you saying then, that i could get a Linux based reseller account to host my sites (I would choose this as its cheaper and I don't need any ASP on my sites), and then register my domain names via 123-reg.
Bearing in mind that I will only be making an average of £600 a site and will probably make around 4-8 sites only, could you recommend any cheap but reputable web hosting companies with reseller accounts.
I don't want to spend a lot of money because I won't be able to pass on too much of the cost to my clients - (my selling point is that I design and build great websites at low cost.) I have looked at www.findyourhost.co.uk which is a useful resource, however I'd also be interested in recommendations from people who have experience in these matters.