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Shared Hosting, VPS or Reseller Hosting?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by BlackVL, Jan 18, 2014.

  1. BlackVL

    BlackVL Regular Member

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    Hi guys,

    Finally started creating my business and already got 2 potential high paying clients that ordered a couple micro niche websites. The deal is that I arrange the hosting for 1 year for them and maybe in the future they will keep me for controlling their hosting. But I haven't got a clue how to host multiple websites for clients that in the need future have to organize the hosting themselves. And how can multiple clients only access their own website hosting without being able to log-in to my account? Please help, much appreciated!

    THanks!
     
  2. cowboyseonoob

    cowboyseonoob Registered Member

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    CMS content management systems like WordPress is a turnkey solution for what you're doing, clients login to their instance not the cpanel that you manage. Pretty much all web hosts allow for seamless scaling to better hardware and hosting packages. I didn't research the reseller packages much and maybe that's what you want to do but if it were me right now I would put them both on a vps with 1and1 along with whatever pet I was grooming. Probably a little overkill at first but maybe not mileage could vary a lot here depending on type of site, if youre going to be hammering them day 1 with advertising etc. Meanwhile you can register your "ideas" at $9 a pop that includes private registration with 1and1. Good luck.
     
  3. DarkCosmos

    DarkCosmos Registered Member

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    You can easily use hostgator with multiple domain names allowed
    in order to host your clients websites and then just use a CMS like
    Joomla so they cannot access the Cpanel.
     
  4. ice41

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    Go get a reseller account from hostgator, and use Wordpress for your Clients sites. That way they can manage it without touching their cpanel, thus trusting you with the hosting security. You can also do Wordpress Multi-site install, but that isn't necessary since they are high paying clients :) Let me know if you need more help!
     
  5. BlackVL

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    It's normal for clients to not being able to access the CPanel? So if I use hostgator for multiple website hosting there's only 1 CPanel and that's the one I need to control, no CPanel for clients?
     
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    use shared hosting you can provide ftp panel to your client
     
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    Best for managing client hosting will be to get a reseller act and assign separate cpanel to all :)
     
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    Your clients should have a cp panel, if you have to get them different hosting accounts so they can have a cp panel.
     
  9. cowboyseonoob

    cowboyseonoob Registered Member

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    I'm still beating down the noob learning curve so understand I'm curious and not being argumentative, but what are 1 or 2 compelling business reasons a client would want, AND we as the smartest-web-person-in-the-room-as-far-as-the-client-is-concerned would want to give them cpanel? I could see the occasional scenario where some cpanel things like adding email accounts could become tedious, at which point I would look into APIs/mass important scripts etc. (not knee-jerk give them cpanel). It just sounds like pretty much everything in cpanel is something the webmaster would want to do.. By giving them an admin or editor account in their wordpress or whatever they have all the access they need to update their content, sliders, graphics, etc.

    Thoughts?
     
  10. tdivan

    tdivan Newbie

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    its not really for the client that you are giving them a cpanel. It does take a little power out of your hands potentially but if I was buying hosting I would expect at least the ability to check on my stuff and look at it. If I take my car to a shop what would I expect to see as a new consumer? maybe a roll up garage door, a guy in a blue jumpsuit, and a lift in the garage. If I don't see these things what am I getting into? its all about perception and what the client might expect for their money. plus as the reseller account holder you can get into their cpanel through WHM. hostwinds has reseller accounts for 10 cpanels for 10 bucks a month, cheaper if you pay yearly and even cheaper if you use a coupon off BHW here in the hosting section. for the price and the compartmentalization I would go for reseller even if you never let the customer into it. easier to kill everything for non payment as well termination in whm drops everything immediately plus they can pay by credit card and it bills them monthly via paypal or 2checkout or even off line payments. plenty of benefits if of course you want to use them.