Originally Posted by LittleCreek
If you are just getting a few clients in your local community then yes a reseller account should work for you. You are probably setting up web sites for local businesses and offering them a package deal.
However if web hosting is the core of your business then you should consider learning how a server works and get a VPS.
I agree. i started small and with a reseller account as i had a few sites of my own and a reseller account was more efficient rather than having several shared accounts. A few other market traders asked me to host sites for them, which helped me cover the hosting costs (at that point not bothered on making money from this), but as more and more people started asking me i started to think i could make a small profit, but needed a larger plan, so i did this and was working find until the host i was with had to pack in due to medical issues, the new host caused me many issues and eventually the server went down down which he stated was a harddrive failure, which he stated would be fixed in a few days, so he would place me on another server with new IPs, so fine, then a few weeks later this server went down and he stated the same thing that it suffered a hard drive failure and again he would move me to a new server with new IPS, but this never happened and could not get in touch with him, after 4 days trying to maker contact and actually getting only 1 reply saying he would sort this out and me losing many clients as by this stage i had 350 clients, but lost 200 due to sites being down and nothing i could do i have to find a solution fast. i found another host that was a temp solution to get what clients i had left back online as it did not have all the features i needed, but gave me time to research other options. I decided to take the next step and look at a VPS. i chose a managed option and played around with it for a few days as i had the temp hosting for a month anyway, before i migrated all clients too it and i just wish i had done this earlier as its the best move i made. even managed to get some of the clients back that i had lost.
So a VPS is the best option over a reseller account