Well, I started out with a server when a reseller would have been fine, I just needed the ability to customize it. I'd think if you went with a solid enough company who also did servers, you'd be fine.
That's mind boggling as to why someone would do that. (get 10 servers when they have no clients)
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It's a very good problem to get more business then you expect. If you know what you're doing you can have a new server purchased, set up and running in a day to keep up with the demand. It's always good to start up with as small as costs as possible, it will help you grow quicker, because you'll earn a profit quicker, and have more money for marketing.
Re: anybody ever "bitten off more than they can chew?"
Originally posted by prohostweb . . . 1) Has anybody done started off as a reseller
Yep, HTTPme started off with a humble reseller account.
. . . then quickly needed to go dedicated?
Yep, I think it took 2mths before HTTPme got its first dedicated server. It was leased from Pwebtech and hosted in NAC. *hey Jason*
. . . what kind of logistics are involved in transferring everything over?
If you're moving domains from a cpanel reseller account, to a cpanel dedicated server, it's very simple, but will require a fair amount of careful planning etc. Make sure you let your clients know that you're moving them to another server, that gives them more power etc . . . etc.
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Originally posted by jezzomaster Yea, I have a friend who spent $59 on 10 servers, but none of them filled up. Spent $5000 and only got 20 accounts. (a bit extreme)
I would say start small.
A reseller account is probably best. Use the hostQuote for that part
Host Quote is not a reverse auction as people seem to think it is. If you're looking for a < $150/mo server, please use someone like Servermatrix, Managed.com etc. The Host Quote should really be reserved for people who are looking for custom solutions, and for those customers that are willing to make it worth the providers time to actually formulate the said solution.