Hello, I am a web developer (among other things), and I have amassed few different websites. I am looking for a single account from which I can host all of them together. I have a couple of personal sites of mine (including an online portfolio of my works) which will probably receive little traffic, as well as a new website I am still in the process of developing. The new website is home to a non-profit club that I have co-founded; I am not yet sure how it will grow, but I want to have a bit of clearance for expansion. Most of the sites, with the exception of, maybe, two are just static html/images/flash, etc; while the the new one I am working on is a dynamic website with a yet-to-be decided backend (probably in PHP and MySQL). My predicament is that I require relatively good reliability and support at a reasonable price (none of the sites are for profit, thus my budget isn't huge). Should I go for a multi-domain shared hosting package or a smaller reseller? I am leaning towards a reseller, because I would like to have a couple of other members work on the club site, while still separating them from my personal ones.
My needs are: 2-3GB of storage, 20-30GB of bandwidth (estimation), php, mysql, unlimited subdomains, emails, etc. I'd prefer Cpanel or similar.
Like I stated in my first post, I am really the sole owner of all the websites I would like to host, but I would like to be able to give a couple of other people (other members of the club) access to that specific account... (while still keeping it separate from my personal sites.) I am really just hosting the website for my club for free, although that has become my main focus now (ie. it has the highest demands). I guess I could go for a multi-domain acct, but I was hoping for the independence of a reseller account (hope that made sense). Thanks, Tomokatsu
If you plan to manage the domains yourself as in creating email and stuff like that, then go for multidomain as you would get it for probably cheaper and more for your money. if you plan to give your clients the admin section where they create their accounts and emails, then you better off with a reseller.
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Thanks a lot for the responses, but I was just wondering, what is a reasonable price to pay for 2-3GB Storage, and 20-30GB transfer? (both for a reseller, which, to my knowledge seems to cost more, and for a multi-domain shared acct?)
Any help, i just don't have any real knowledge of the market, so to speak... I need a rough estimate to benchmark against... whats reasonable, outrageous, and an obvois scam/overselling? Thanks (sorry for all the questions, I am kinda new to the webhosting game, but have been designing/coding for a while, where my talents lie).