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  Post #1 (permalink)   01-25-2015, 11:11 PM
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I want to know, Whats the ideal number of reseller accounts a host or person has..


Im currently up to my third one. I still have a VPS server on the side in a few locations but reseller hosting just makes a lot more things that would be complicated easier doesn't it?

Whats your favorite service? So far I can say resellers are my desert
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  Post #2 (permalink)   01-26-2015, 06:33 AM
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Currently using 9 across different locations, with 4 separate providers. It can make things much easier if done properly using reputable providers. You're only as good as your upstream providers when you resell.

I also do have a few VPS and dedi as well for backups and testing purposes.
 
 
 


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The ideal number? It will differ for everyone. If you're charging a local company $75 per month for a web hosting package, web design inc maintenance etc then you can probably do with a single reseller package and move strait to a VPS/Dedicated server when needed.

If you're on a reseller account selling hosting at $1 per month you're going to need a lot of reseller accounts given time before one can consider purchasing a VPS or dedicated server.

So to sum this up, it really depends on the type of business someone is running.
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Im currently up to my third one. I still have a VPS server on the side in a few locations but reseller hosting just makes a lot more things that would be complicated easier doesn't it?
Yeah. I think the big shock that shared resellers have when making the leap to VPS or dedicated is that they either need some sort of management package or they need to assume the responsibilities of acting as a system administrator. This cost/responsibility is built into a reseller hosting account, but often isn't with a VPS or dedicated server. So to directly answer that question, reseller hosting simplifies system administration responsibility.

Of course, with a VPS or dedicated server, you're often afforded a larger feature set. For example, if your shared hosting plan doesn't have CloudLinux and that's something you want to build into your setup, you'd need to be able to modify the kernel. You can't do that on reseller hosting, but you can on a VPS or dedicated server.
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Currently using 9 across different locations, with 4 separate providers. It can make things much easier if done properly using reputable providers. You're only as good as your upstream providers when you resell.

I also do have a few VPS and dedi as well for backups and testing purposes.
You make a great point. Being diverse and spreading your hosting around multiple providers is a great idea!

This is something we continually impress upon our clients as well.
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Don't sacrifice security and quality. It is not ideal to jump into affordable web hosts in which in the long run can lead to many problems such as web site accessibility and, worst, shutting down of web site.
 
 
 


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At one time I had 3 different reseller accounts with 2 hosts. Then I moved everything to 3 vps with 2 hosts, then I movd up to 2 dedicated servers, and now 2 additional vps for DNS wth 1 host.

I guess the number of any type of hosting is what you are comfortable with supporting, or paying for support.
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When we used to offer webhosting (6 years ago) we had around 20 resellers, we still have a majority of those running on older machines, they never complaint nor do their clients complaint (i think) there's no ideal number, whichever works for you.
 
 
 


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When we used to offer webhosting (6 years ago) we had around 20 resellers, we still have a majority of those running on older machines, they never complaint nor do their clients complaint (i think) there's no ideal number, whichever works for you.
What was your name 6 years ago in the hosting industry? And what happened to all your resellers?

Would be interested to hear why you stopped offering it also.
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Don't sacrifice security and quality. It is not ideal to jump into affordable web hosts in which in the long run can lead to many problems such as web site accessibility and, worst, shutting down of web site.
I would also say the same that don't sacrifice the security and quality even if you go for large numbers. You can have as many accounts as you want.
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It's up to you to decide the amount of reseller accounts to have. IMHO.
 
 
 


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Finding the right kinds of resellers is more important than getting just anyone. My suggestion is to find some unique resellers who really add value to the services they provide, don't waste your time with just anyone.
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Honestly I would love to have LOTS of resellers.

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I have 3 resellers from reputable providers and few VPS and dedicated servers .
 
 
 


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Depends on the number of clients the person has and the requirements. Just so you know....one can have as many as they want.
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