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  Post #16 (permalink)   05-10-2013, 05:57 PM
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I use VPSs for my reseller servers for ease of deployment.

They are cloud and each node has 12 xeons and 64gb of memory.

Each node has one action vps with all procs and 32gb of memory.

Should a node fall over, the vps is picked up by the second node, so the cpu is stained a little until the failed node is fixed and the vps fails back again.

S small vps in my opinion is sub 8gb of RAM.
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Just curious about reselling - perhaps that's how it stared for all of you as well ....

Anyway if I assume a "typical" small reseller being effectively a one man shop with a bit of advertising.

How busy does it get ? How many new accounts would you be adding a day and how much time do you spend fixing user problems - or is small (one man) reselling just a no go - as soon as you add users you need a full time support team.
We started with Cobalt Raq's back in 2001. It's so cheap now days to get a Reseller Account and so many goodies come with the accounts (control panel, billing system, etc..)

Your growth depends upon you and how you market your hosting. It can be 1 - 3 a day to 1 - 3 a month when you start out. It's all up to you.
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You can buy a big memory xen vps, ram>=2GB, install cpanel to start your hosting business.
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Its a lot work for sure. When I started it was a alot of sleepless nights and making sure our customers are satisfied and any problems are fixed can take time. But that helps with building a good reputation and ofcouse as your business grows you can add staff.

I do recommned that if you are starting off by selling reseller plans you find a good provider for dedicated machines that will help build your business from the ground up. A good backbone is important for any business.
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My last hosting business resold for a few years and we were extremely busy I'd say. We'll just say to the point I had to hire a few people to help with new orders and support. Eventually we began buying our own hardware though as well.

It's as busy as you are willing to make it
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It's as busy as you are willing to make it
I agree with this.

You can make less work for yourself in the long run if you create a good set of tutorials and a large knowledgebase/FAQ, so that your clients can check these for solutions without the need to contact you direct, although you will get clients who will always prefer to contact you
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I said UNDER 1GB

cPanel can also be installed on a 512MB server, but will be very slow,and get slower if you add websites so it is recommended to use at least a 1GB server
Ah my mistake I misread your message. Even still, cPanel from experience runs perfectly fine on a 512mb ram server in terms of performance. Though once you start to fill it with websites, eh...

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S small vps in my opinion is sub 8gb of RAM.
Wow. sub 8GB ram? Not small in my books!
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Ah my mistake I misread your message. Even still, cPanel from experience runs perfectly fine on a 512mb ram server in terms of performance. Though once you start to fill it with websites, eh...
that what i was saying, cPanel even state min. 512mb with 1GB recommended


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Wow. sub 8GB ram? Not small in my books!
same here, you just need to look at the net and i would say 99.99% of advertised VPS are 1 to 2 GB ram, which is what most people have, although we have a 2GB/burst 4GB server, but i think after 4GB you are looking at a dedicated server.
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that what i was saying, cPanel even state min. 512mb with 1GB recommended




same here, you just need to look at the net and i would say 99.99% of advertised VPS are 1 to 2 GB ram, which is what most people have, although we have a 2GB/burst 4GB server, but i think after 4GB you are looking at a dedicated server.
+1 An 8GB VPS is simply to much - If you require that much ram you should defiantly consider upgrading to a dedicated server.
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+1 An 8GB VPS is simply to much - If you require that much ram you should defiantly consider upgrading to a dedicated server.
Some companies get away by calling their offerings on a semi-dedicated server.
i.e. a Dedicated server shared between 2 VPS (so they get a larger amount of RAM etc).
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Simple 'as busy as you want it to get'
I was going to say the same thing. At some point though you will have to move off a reseller and go to dedicated. Most often when the price is cheaper to do so.
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i think the process from a reseller should be a VPS and then dedicated, this way you get used to running and managing a server
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i think the process from a reseller should be a VPS and then dedicated, this way you get used to running and managing a server
I agree with you on that.
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