I'm new to this forum, and am interested in becomming a reseller. Currently doing my research...I've seen on this site hostingzoom is probably the best choice to go with. However I couldn't find one post about HostDime. Comparing the prices, HostDime is lot cheaper than HostingZoom. Hostingzoom provides 20 GIG storage w/ 300GB bandwidth for 99$, at the same price HostDime provides 50 GB storage w/ 500GB bandwidth. This is a significant different. I'm not trying to put down any host, but just wondering what the reason for price difference is. Maybe HostDime's support sucks? I dont know, thats why I'm asking you guys I have already bought a domain (out of 600 domains I searched for, only 5 were available LOL), and I dont want to make a bad decision regrading who will be my host. Secondly, I'm also confused about somethings. I mean I tried the WHM demo and it looks pretty simple, but actually working with it might be a nightmare. Only if I could find someone who could guide me or let me test run, but I guess I can start off really cheap like 20$ package, and test the hell out of it until I master it. Another thing I'm confused about is the Payment stuff. How do you guys mostly accept? Paypal is probably the easiest way, but not everyone has paypal account, or the time to create one (customers), so I want to know if its really worth to get a merchant account or some other thing. Price budget isn't very high, so please bare that in mind. One last thing, about marketing your site...whats the most effective way? Do those traffic-blazing services really work? Or just submitting your site manually to Google, Yahoo, etc will do the same job. Will appreciate your responses, thanks.
I've been with hostdime for a year. They are decent. Support is huge positive for them. Their support was fantastic. Uptime is decent. I had a month or two where uptime was below 99.5%. Also, the location of their datacenter should be a factor. It's in orlando, fl. Keep in mind of hurricane season. That kept me on my heels for a good 4 months.
Also keep in mind, you're not able to oversell with hostdime. Hostingzoom/Resellerzoom, you can.
No, overselling means you can allocate or create accounts allocation , more than what your reseller plan provides. meaning if HZ give you 1GB, you can create as many 1 GB plan as you want, as long as the actual usage is not reaching 1 GB. Non overselling means, you can only create one 1 GB plan .
I see...but wouldn't overselling be pretty risky then? I mean if you only have 1 GB, and suppose to you sell 5 of them, wouldn't that put your website on hold for a while or can you instantly update your package. I've heard it takes atleast hours.
Originally posted by IT-Pro I see...but wouldn't overselling be pretty risky then? I mean if you only have 1 GB, and suppose to you sell 5 of them, wouldn't that put your website on hold for a while or can you instantly update your package. I've heard it takes atleast hours.
Think of having overselling allowed as one less limitation as a reseller. It gives you an extra option concerning how you're going to approach the selling of your web hosting resources. Having overselling allowed doesn't mean you have to oversell at all.
Secondly, I'm also confused about somethings. I mean I tried the WHM demo and it looks pretty simple, but actually working with it might be a nightmare. Only if I could find someone who could guide me or let me test run, but I guess I can start off really cheap like 20$ package, and test the hell out of it until I master it.
It seems that you are really new in the reseller areana. And if you are new then the experience of your hosts support stufs and there fast and friendly attitude/response can teach you really fast. And as you look for the first time at the WHM it can be really anoying as so many things are there. I can remember my first experience . But as you give it some time you will feel that it has literally all that you want in an easy to handle interface.
As far as overselling is concerend, you must follow the experience of the existing resellers.
I am always against the overselling as it starts to give you nightmares.
HZ oversells... No night mares. And support have been very good. I think overselling is really a big topic and depend on how the server provider strategize it. We may look as if overselling the server resources. But if the server provider doesnt oversell the physical disk space, and bandwidth,that should not be a problem, I would say.