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  Post #1 (permalink)   03-09-2009, 05:32 PM
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How Do They Compare? — VPS vs. Reseller Hosting, any comment?
 
 
 


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  Post #2 (permalink)   03-09-2009, 05:34 PM
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I think the main advantage of VPS hosting is root access. You will get dedicated IP’s along with the VPS itself. With root SSH access you'd have more control than reseller account, However the basics like adding accounts, setting plan limits, etc. would almost be the same either way. A regular reseller plan does not allow you to create another reseller plan. In a VPS, you may create your own reseller accounts from WHM.

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The BIG diffirence is that VPS need to be managed and only those who know how should buy one. Reseller hosting is what you should buy when you are just starting out. Reseller hosting is managed by the provider and all you have to do is create packages, market your business and expand.
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This recent thread should be of some help too: Is Reseller Hosting any Good
 
 
 


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Thanks ldcdc for posting the other topic.
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The BIG diffirence is that VPS need to be managed and only those who know how should buy one. Reseller hosting is what you should buy when you are just starting out. Reseller hosting is managed by the provider and all you have to do is create packages, market your business and expand.
Great advice. Lack of server management skills is what keeps so many in the reseller ranks from going VPS.
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  Post #7 (permalink)   03-10-2009, 10:55 AM
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Great advice. Lack of server management skills is what keeps so many in the reseller ranks from going VPS.
The problem with VPS i faced when i had a vps is

1) You need to take care of server management
2) You need to pay for the control panel license fee
3) Your disk space will be too limited, unlike reseller hosting you may not get 100 GB or more for less than $20
4) If you do some mistakes with your VPS or use it for purposes which are not approved by your host your host, your VPS will be lost, no chance of getting data is you dont have enough backup
5) Not many VPS companies offer managed VPS, its a big issue with setting up security
6) Cannot be used for Reseller hosting, not affordable.

The advantage is

1) You decide everything in the vps its like owning a small dedi.
2) You can run any softwares which are permitted for general usage in VPS
3) USeful for sites which exceeds the traffic of Shared hosting
4) Fast loading and control over many factors in the site.

The above is my personal experience.
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  Post #8 (permalink)   03-10-2009, 11:18 AM
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On one hand running a VPS does give your more flexiblity with the root access, but on the other hand requires knowledge of server security, software patching and a steep learning curve. It should after all be treated as a dedicated server. Reseller accounts are beneficial to start out with, security is looked after by upstream provider and only basic knowledge is required. A VPS can be managed or unmanaged and if managed have varying levels of support. If going the VPS route be sure to check each companies management policy.

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True, runing a VPS would give you more flexibility becuase of root access. But, a VPS requires knowledge on server management and security software. VPS and Resellers have their pros and cons, but I do not see reseller hosting going anywhere anytime soon.
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  Post #10 (permalink)   03-11-2009, 04:30 AM
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As most have stated above, reseller is most likely cheaper for the hdd/bandwidth per month, and gives you way less headaches, but at the cost of less control. VPS is all about total control but with greater costs attached (licenses etc) and much more hands-on requirements. (setting up the OS, security, installing software, keeping it up to date, etc)
 
 
 


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Go with a VPS for added flexibility and added benefits such as root access which will allow you to install stuff on demand as you need to. Also a lot more "isolated" then reseller/shared web hosting.

Reseller web hosting is great for a web hosting provider to start out with because it allows them to have very little knowledge on server administration, and allows them to focus more on the business side of web hosting.
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VPS = More money, more control, less known to handle, if it there is support to help you get around that is a + if there isn't it will be a waste since time will be taken in order to learn how to use.

Reseller = Less money, less control, mostly known how to handle, support, easy setup.
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VPS = More money, more control, less known to handle, if it there is support to help you get around that is a + if there isn't it will be a waste since time will be taken in order to learn how to use.

Reseller = Less money, less control, mostly known how to handle, support, easy setup.
Great advice, I think that sums it all that I need to know. Thanks.
 
 
 


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But while selecting a VPS company great care should be taken this days, most of the VPS companies are fly by night companies or overselling
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Well that's why you got to research and look around not just go with the 1st one you see! Also support is also something for VPS some may come with the price you pay, other may have an additional cost for any support ticket you send out which isn't really beneficial to none other but the company.
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