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Why should I choose reseller web hosting?

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Reseller web hosting provides you with the services required to start your own web hosting business within a shared web hosting environment, removing the need to spend large sums of money on VPS servers and dedicated servers that you will also have the inconvenience of having to maintain. A reseller web hosting package will allow you to host multiple websites under separate accounts that can be managed by your reseller hosting account, allowing you to host a large number of individual clients under your reseller hosting plan with the only limitation being the resources that you have available to use with your web hosting account. When compared to VPS server hosting, a reseller web hosting plan may not be able to offer you as much when you consider the lack of a dedicated web hosting environment; however, for some a shared web hosting environment may be more desirable because for example, you may be a web designer that has no prior technical knowledge or any idea of how to manage a server environment properly. Although there isn’t that much difference in the price of a high-end reseller web hosting plan and a low-end VPS server, the resources of the VPS server are likely to be insufficient to host a large number of websites; however, the reseller web hosting plan is likely to provide more resources and will be able to host a large number of individual host accounts.

Custom Hosting Plans

As a reseller, it is important for you to be able to develop your own web hosting plans so that you are able to offer your own web hosting clients something different as this will allow for a more personalized service. If you choose to develop your own web hosting plans then these will dictate how many websites you are able to host under your reseller hosting account, unless you opt to enable overselling as this will allow you to sell more space than you have available.

Any good reseller web hosting plan will provide you with unlimited allocations of certain resources such as email accounts and FTP accounts as large numbers of these won’t have a massive impact on server performance. This will enable you to pass unlimited assignments on to your own web hosting clients, however you will need to be cautious with the resources that you provide with each web hosting plan so that you don’t end up over-estimating what clients are going to want for the price, but at the same time you will need to pitch them at levels that will provide your clients with good value for money.

Multiple Client Accounts

Reseller web hosting will provide you with the facility to create client accounts for the individual websites that you are going to be hosting under your reseller hosting account, removing the need for you to be in charge of managing multiple websites that you don’t own directly. This feature should be available with your reseller web hosting plan regardless of the web hosting control panel that you are using because it is a common feature with any reseller hosting account. The web hosting client accounts that you create can be created with individual specifications to meet the needs of each of your clients, or alternatively you can create client accounts based on pre-determined web hosting plans, if you are able to create individual plans as part of your reseller hosting account.

Most reseller web hosting accounts won’t have limits as to the number of client accounts that you can create, nor will the number of domains that you can host limit you. The only limit that you will have as a reseller is the resources, such as the amount of disk space and bandwidth that are at your disposal.

Cross Platform Hosting

Reseller web hosting packages are available hosted on both Windows servers and Linux servers, providing resellers with the opportunity to offer their own web hosting plans on both platforms. Web hosting customers like to have variety and it is for this reason that it is important for web hosting businesses of all sizes to embrace the two major platforms, as this will allow them to offer a wider array of services whilst increasing their customer base.

Although the web hosting control panels that are used by web hosting providers will differ on Linux and Windows, the principle of web hosting control panels remains the same meaning that it shouldn’t take too much effort to adjust from using one control panel to using another. Windows and Linux both have different features to offer, some of which are unique to the individual platforms; it is important for web hosting providers to realize that there will be a long-term need for both Windows and Linux hosting as all businesses and individuals will have different requirements.

Save Money

When compared to how much you will have to pay to receive a VPS server hosting service that will meet your needs to the same degree, reseller web hosting plans are fairly cheap and can provide excellent value for money. As well as being unmanaged, VPS servers are often unstable and unsecure when you first receive access to them and so you have to spend time securing your server and ensuring that the stable versions of the software that you are looking to use are installed; whereas with a reseller web hosting plan you won’t have to worry about any of this as it is all part and parcel of the web hosting service.

In conclusion, you should choose reseller web hosting if you are looking to offer your own web hosting services to others because it represents a solution that not only provides good value for money, but also is also better in the long run for those who lack technical knowledge. Most reseller web hosting packages are provided fully managed meaning that you will be able to rely on your web hosting provider’s support team to fix any issues that may arise with your web hosting service.

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Multiple Site Hosting

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

One of the best ways of saving money when you wish to host more than one website is to choose a web hosting plan that will provide you with the option for multiple site hosting because this will allow you to make the most of the resources that you have available at your disposal. Most shared web hosting plans provide you with the facility to host more than one website under your web hosting account meaning that you won’t have to spend a great deal of money in order to receive a web hosting plan that will provide you with the facility to make the most of all of the resources that you have available. Multiple website hosting will provide you with the opportunity to host multiple domains under a single web hosting plan, allowing you to consolidate all of your websites into a single manageable interface if you have websites hosted under different web hosting accounts with different web hosting providers. The best thing about multiple site hosting is that it isn’t platform specific; this will allow you to host multiple websites under a single web hosting plan on a Windows server or a Linux server, meaning that it should be pretty easy to find a web hosting plan that suits your needs, regardless of the languages that you use to develop your websites or the additional applications and services that you rely on to add functionality.

Benefits of Multiple Site Hosting

There are many benefits to be had from using multiple site hosting over a traditional web hosting packages that will provide you with the facility to only host a single website. The main benefits to be had include:

  • Save money – a web hosting plan that will allow you to host more than one website will provide you with an opportunity to save money because it means that if you ever need to host another website in future, you won’t need to purchase a new web hosting plan as you can simply add the domain on to your existing web hosting account, thus saving yourself money in the process – the same can be said if you are already in a position where you are using multiple web hosting plans for different websites as this will provide you with an opportunity to consolidate all of your web hosting plans into a single account, but in any circumstances it means that you will only be paying for a single web hosting account instead of multiple accounts
  • Streamlined management – if you decide to migrate all of your websites to be hosted under a single web hosting plan then you will instantly find that the management of your web hosting services has become much simpler because you will be able to manage all of your websites from a single control panel interface, rather than having to login to a different web hosting account every time you wish to make amendments to individual websites – furthermore, depending on the control panel that your web hosting provider has provided you with access to, you will also be able to carry out batch jobs meaning that you can achieve more at once
  • Makes the most of your resources – a web hosting plan that provides support for multiple websites will also allow you to make the most of the resources that are provided with your web hosting package because you will be able to distribute them amongst multiple websites rather than be stuck with using them for a single website that may not necessarily require large amounts of specific resources – this will allow you to make much better use of your resources and will mean that you can make the most of a web hosting package by exhausting what it has to offer you before needing an upgrade.

Disadvantages of Multiple Site Hosting

There can also be disadvantages to using multiple website hosting in some situations and for some although it can provide the right features, multiple website hosting may not always represent the best option available. The main disadvantages that you could face include:

  • Reseller hosting – if you are going to be hosting websites for others then a shared web hosting plan that can provide you with the multiple website hosting facility is no replacement for a reseller web hosting package – the difference between a reseller web hosting package and a multiple domain hosting plan is that a reseller web hosting package will allow you to create individual client accounts for the individual websites that you wish to host and will be able to base each web hosting account around the web hosting plans that you create yourself, based on the resources that your reseller web hosting plan is able to provide you with – furthermore, if your web hosting clients have their own client accounts then this will remove a certain level of stress from you because it means that you won’t have to worry about managing their accounts for them
  • Pricing – in some situations, the pricing of multiple domain web hosting plans can be slightly higher than web hosting plans that will only allow you to host a single website, although this will depend on the web hosting provider that you choose to use – in any situation it is recommended that you search around web hosting companies to ensure that you receive the best deal available and that you make the right choice when differentiating between what Windows and Linux web hosting plans have to offer.

In conclusion, multiple site hosting will allow you to save money in the long term if you wish to host more than one website as it will remove the need for multiple web hosting plans. Regardless of whether you require a Windows web hosting plan or a Linux web hosting plan, you should be able to find a web hosting company that can provide you with a suitable web hosting plan; however, the availability of certain features such as multiple website hosting will depend on the web hosting control panel that has been deployed by your chosen web hosting provider.

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Making the Most of Shared Web Hosting

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

Although shared web hosting services are probably the cheapest web hosting services available from any web hosting company, they cater for a niche in the market in the way of beginners and provide those who have never used web hosting before with the features and resources that they require for the hosting of a small website. Most web hosting companies are more than willing to provide their shared web hosting customers with full support at any stage, whether it be helping them move over from an existing web hosting company or to upload their newly developed website to their web space. Once you have setup your shared web hosting account, you often find that you aren’t making the most of the resources and features that you have available to you and for some this can be seen as meaning that they aren’t receiving good value for money; however, if you are able to find the web hosting service with the right combination of features and resources for your needs then making the most of the web hosting service that you have purchased isn’t that hard because in a way you could see it as almost being tailored to meet your needs.

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