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    * shared vs reseller vs dedicated

    hey all.
    which hosting gives you more. where are you getting more
    shared , reseller or dedicated.

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    This depends what you need: shared , reseller or dedicated.
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    as the above user said, you need to look at what you need- if you need to host one site, go with shared, if you want to resell hosting, go with reseller, if you need a dedicated server for selling hosting or if you have a huge site then go with that...

    The question is too vague and all three categories are in three different leagues which can't be compared like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by itnerd View Post
    hey all.
    which hosting gives you more. where are you getting more
    shared , reseller or dedicated.
    are going to start a webhosting? it all depends on the need
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    Question is for people doing web hosting biz.
    which of three gave them more profit.
    which of three is easy and profitable on basis of experience

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    You might want to define "more". Space, bandwidth? More bang for the buck? More versatility?
    Last edited by yeahyeahyup; 11-08-2009 at 02:34 PM.

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    Shared hosting allows for the greatest profitability in my experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by itnerd View Post
    Question is for people doing web hosting biz.
    which of three gave them more profit.
    which of three is easy and profitable on basis of experience
    its never a good idea to sell hosting from a shared account. Doesn't make sense since you can give out your client's own control panel logins

    If new then a reseller would be the way to go because you could profit more in short and long term. A Dedicated server would cost you from a $100-$150 for a decent one and you wouldn't be able to make back everything for several months. Just start off with a reseller and slowly upgrade. That's all I can say on this matter, other than that, I still think you can't compare the three without looking at what you actually have and need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by itnerd View Post
    Question is for people doing web hosting biz.
    which of three gave them more profit.
    which of three is easy and profitable on basis of experience
    Well any of them can be very profitable if you know what you are doing... If you run a shared hosting site that gets hundreds of thousands of visits per month with good traffic that clicks on your ads you can make good money with minimal effort.

    If you are on a quality reseller account and you put forth the effort to provide quality service and support and you take the time to plan accordingly and to make sure that you stick to the plan you can end up very profitable. Many of the well known hosts here on WHT actually started on reseller plans. The catch is that if your heart isn't in it 100% or you don't truly enjoy it - it will end up being more work than you want to do and you'll never get anywhere with it.

    As for dedicated - it depends on what you want to do with it - you could use it for your site making 100,000 visitors per month or you could sell shared/reseller hosting... I mean you could even start some new service that doesn't currently exist but everybody will love and end up striking it rich or a dedicated server could just be a money pit.

    It all depends on what you do or don't do and what you do or don't want to do and there are far too many variables to accurately answer your questions in any specific sort of way.

    If you want to tell us what your ultimate goal is (beyond "making lots of money") I am sure that you will get better advice.
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    I think he is wondering what would be most profitable to sell, reseller, shared or dedicated hosting. The answer to this question varies greatly depending on what your target market is, and how you plan on competing for that target market. Personally I'm not too fond of reseller plans, and if you're just starting out with the business, then start with selling shared hosting and go from there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by itnerd View Post
    Question is for people doing web hosting biz.
    which of three gave them more profit.
    which of three is easy and profitable on basis of experience
    This is really something hard to answer, since all have potential profits. It depends on a lot of things regarding the packages you offer and prices etc... Aside from that is how you actually market it.

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    It truly depends on the requirement. Many host do offer at all shared, reseller and dedicated, starting from 2.99 to thousands. based on requirement you can find the right package on internet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by njoker555 View Post
    its never a good idea to sell hosting from a shared account. Doesn't make sense since you can give out your client's own control panel logins

    If new then a reseller would be the way to go because you could profit more in short and long term. A Dedicated server would cost you from a $100-$150 for a decent one and you wouldn't be able to make back everything for several months. Just start off with a reseller and slowly upgrade. That's all I can say on this matter, other than that, I still think you can't compare the three without looking at what you actually have and need.
    This explanation is most useful I think. And I completely agree taht there can't be comapred shared hosting with dedicated hosting

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    Question is for people doing web hosting biz.
    which of three gave them more profit.
    which of three is easy and profitable on basis of experience
    It depends on how you judge profitability. If we're talking about profit per customer, dedicated is almost sure to win. If we're talking about profit per server, shared hosting is the one that wins. If we're talking about overall profit, it all depends on the volume of business. If we're talking about markup in percents, then the most likely factor to take into account will probably be the target market that you go for. High end hosting will mean higher quality standards and higher costs, but the profit margin can also be significantly higher. Your customers are those who want quality, and are ready to pay top dollar for it.

    In the end, each host will give you an answer that only applies to its particular situation, operating costs and market it targets. One host may actually make more out of selling reseller hosting than another does out of shared. Just because shared hosting typically is more profitable, doesn't mean it's the type of hosting you should focus on.

    For example, shared hosting requires lots of techs to support customers. If you want to hire only locally, and the trained or trainable work force there is limited, you may want to sell dedicated servers instead of shared hosting, because it will probably allow you to have a bigger overall business with a smaller team of technicians.
    Last edited by ldcdc; 11-09-2009 at 02:57 PM.

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    Its truly depends upon the requirements of the customer. Most host offers shared, reseller, VPS and dedicated hosting. Its depends upon the host reputations how much popular in the market he can gain more customers.
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