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    What point I should Consider before buying any reseller account?

    Actually I plan to start reseller hosting business, I already few clients, who ready to buy hosting from me. Can anyone suggest me what points should I consider, to chose hosting provider apart from money and space. Most of the reseller hosting plan provide unlimited space, database. I got very little difference in features of different reseller account .Please guide me.

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    Down time is important, as is customer service.

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    If you are going to provide hosting for customers who do business online then the uptime of the servers is of utmost importance. Someone cannot order becasue the website is down - lost sale which many times costs much more than the whole month's hosting. My experience with anything lower than a proper VPS is not for business. Even hostgator I tried did not have great uptime. I am achieveng much better uptime having a web server in house through our optical fibre connection.

    So buy a good VPS and then sell the hosting.

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    Remember too, you get what you pay for..lol If you purchase a providor for $3 a month, you'll probably get $3 a month of service. Cheaper is not always best. Also, some providors dont allow resells, so make sure of that. Of course as others said, server uptime is the most crucial, but go to any hosting site and they all say 99.9% uptime. Do you think any of them would tell the truth..."umm our site is up like 87%".

    Do your homework and TALK to them. Most will allow you a trial time to "test" their service out. At least the reputable ones. Hope that helps

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    What I used to do to check the uptime of a potential host is go to alexa, type in their URL and often it displays the most popular pages on that site - many times these pages are server login pages for almost each of their servers - signup for a uptime monitor and monitor a few of them - you get server IPs by pinging the URLs.

    Wait a week and see how many times the server drops. Go with the one that dropped the least if it is any decent - keep in mind sometimes this gives a false positive as the server might have performed well JUST in that single week
    For a more accurate result monitor for at least 3 weeks.

    Yes, it's work

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    The resellers should have good up time and customer support. The reseller GoResellers provide good customer support for you and your customers. They also give many free like website builder, google adwords, Search Engine Visibility, etc.
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    Keep in mind too that there is no such thing as unlimited, if they advertise unlimited disk space for example, look in the contract, I bet they define what unlimited actually means.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oracleguy View Post
    Keep in mind too that there is no such thing as unlimited, if they advertise unlimited disk space for example, look in the contract, I bet they define what unlimited actually means.
    Yes great point to bring up. Has anyone ever bought a hard drive that has unlimited space? lol well they use harddrives that are space defined. Now they might migrate your site to a larger hard drive, but still unlimited anything is very misleading.
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    I'm planning the same too lol, one of these days. At my end, these are what I'm looking at: 1. Cheap yet reliable uptime and bandwith plus supports
    2. Plans on how to surpass other hosting websites, they ARE TOOOOO MANY..

    I'm experimenting on SEO lol, hope this will work soon.. so I can have the competence to proceed to other websites..

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    Quote Originally Posted by grumpy View Post
    If you are going to provide hosting for customers who do business online then the uptime of the servers is of utmost importance. Someone cannot order becasue the website is down - lost sale which many times costs much more than the whole month's hosting. My experience with anything lower than a proper VPS is not for business. Even hostgator I tried did not have great uptime. I am achieveng much better uptime having a web server in house through our optical fibre connection.

    So buy a good VPS and then sell the hosting.

    VPS is indeed the way to go, but can be godawful daunting and nightmarish to the non techie. Make sure you find a provider that can supply a Plesk Control panel (or the likes) as this will remove the need to use command line instructions.

    Do not look for the cheapest.

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    Well, for start, I would be suspicious to get an offer where everything is unlimited, because it just doesn't work that way, there is no unlimited space, unlimited bandwidth etc. especially for 20-30$ per month. I would recommend that you do a checkup on every host you might be interested in, look for the reviews and relevant uptime data to be sure you are getting what you are paying for.


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