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Need a hosting solution for my clients.

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by 6000RWHP, Nov 12, 2010.

  1. 6000RWHP

    6000RWHP Regular Member

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    I'm selling website templates to auto repair shops.

    They edit the templates offline, then upload to a server.

    Problem is, free hosting solutions like webs, yola, wordpress, don't allow you to upload templates.

    So, I need to have a system where I pay for hosting and sublease it to them. They log in, choose a subdomain (robstowing.mysite.com), and upload their template to the subdomain.

    They would have a user/pw to protect their account from my other customers using the same server.

    Any ideas as to how to do this?
     
  2. barbaric_mustard

    barbaric_mustard Newbie

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    Sounds like reseller hosting is what you need.
     
  3. mangoman

    mangoman Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    with a vps you can do this. Just add new accounts to WHM and give them the logins.
     
  4. thevil

    thevil Junior Member

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    You can get a VPS/Dedi and setup WHM/Cpanel w/ WHMCS if you want to setup a billing solution, but these are alittle costly. Best solution / cheapest is setting up a Reseller Hosting. They give you unlimited cpanels, etc...
     
  5. welshman

    welshman Power Member

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    As above, go for a good reseller program, someone like Hostgator. This will always leave you with the option to upgrade at a later stage.
     
  6. Lancez

    Lancez Regular Member

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    So your client don't have their own domain?

    They will hosting their site using your your subdomain such as clientA.yourdomain.com and clientB.yourdomain.com ?
     
  7. 6000RWHP

    6000RWHP Regular Member

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    Essentially, yes.

    But they would log into the server, create their own user/pw, and choose from a variety of templates, modify them, and then have their own website: clienta.yourdomain.com.

    Just like webs.com, yola.com, and all the other free web hosts.

    Problem is, I don't know of a program/script/wordpress application that allows me to set this up.
     
  8. Markbh

    Markbh Regular Member

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    I would rather recommend you do reseller hosting, but leave a door open for those who want their own domain. Subdomains will only keep people happy who do not know any better.
     
  9. Markbh

    Markbh Regular Member

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    As a suggestion to keep it in the server, you could solve it as a WP Theme. Buy developer's license for sth VERY flexible, enambling different layouts, skins and backgrounds, create a good variety of them and make their design changes choosable by mere clicks.

    Why do you want it to happen offline - is connectivity a problem for them?
     
  10. steveo70

    steveo70 Newbie

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    Whats the "sth" wp theme that you speak of Markbh? Thanks!