Last post Mar 10, 2009 01:18 AM by SoftsysHosting-Rick
Mar 07, 2009 09:02 AM|imperialx|LINK
Each of my sites is hosted on a shared account, about four of them and counting. Is it ideal to move into a reseller account? What benefits, if any, can I get of this?
Mar 07, 2009 09:33 AM|DefSolutions|LINK
Reseller only makes sense if you want to seperate the accounts. There is no true benefit of moving from a shared to reseller - but you sometime do get more bandwidth, more diskspace and etc. But a WHOLE lot of benefits - I dont think there is much -
I personally prefer a reseller over a shared so I can seperate my sites and keep them in their own individual accounts. Because some shared hosting bundles up all your domains in one account. The only time that might make sense is jumping from a shared
to a VPS - VPS/Dedicated - that is where the real decision is made where you really gain more benefit especially if you host a really busy site.
Mar 07, 2009 08:51 PM|imperialx|LINK
I see. How about in the monetary part, does it save my budget?
You see, each of my shared account cost about $4/month and four of them, so giving me roughly $16/month - $192/year.
I find a host reseller (ReliableSite.Net - http://reliablesite.net/v3/reseller.asp) and one feature I find interesting is “Unlimited Hosted Domains” and “Unlimited Accounts / Customers” which cost only $8/month.
Seems like under a reseller, it only cost me $96/year ($102.00 USD Annually, their terms) on unlimited number of sites (my sites are continually adding up).
If I moved my entire site into one reseller account, then it saves my budget – or is it?
Mar 07, 2009 11:09 PM|kilko|LINK
When you have multiple accounts to be created, a reseller account will make sense both from management as well as cost point of view. However, it is important to study the features of the hosting account in terms of servers that you are hosted on, how many
websites are hosted on a single server by your host, etc. My take will be to look on quality as well in addition to price because you will get what you pay for. Regarding reliablesite, they have been in business since quite some time and you can try them on.
I am using
DiscountASP for some shared accounts,
SoftsysHosting for reseller accounts and
KickAssVPS for VPS.
Mar 08, 2009 05:09 AM|HostingASPNet|LINK
How Kilko said you should check the hosting features. Some time reseller account is much better choice than shared hosting accounts, especially if you have a lot of small sites.
Mar 09, 2009 11:35 PM|rtccroy|LINK
It depends on the current status of your 4 websites. What is your website applications and how are your websites traffics?
It is more affordable to switch to reseller hosting plan if all of your sites are not consuming too much of server resources.
If your website are loaded with many applications, such as forums with large amount of visitors, it is recommended that you switch to dedicated server hosting.
Mar 10, 2009 01:18 AM|SoftsysHosting-Rick|LINK
Absolutely.. It will ultimately be decided whether you should go with shared / dedicated hosting (reseller hosting is generally same as shared except that it allows you to create user accounts). Apart from disk space and bandwidth, there are some other
technical metrics as well that needs to be considered like cpu consumption, memory utilization, etc which play a vital role when you are having a resource intensive application(s). In such cases, you should consider getting yourself upgraded to either VPS
or Dedicated server to get best performance and reliability for your application.