|Before you pay $24.95 a month or more for that reseller web
hosting plan, read this article and at least evaluate all of
your options. A reseller plan generally offers you more space
and bandwidth then a regular shared hosting plan. However one
thing to keep in mind that a reseller plan is still a form of a
shared hosting plan. It's not a dedicated server, and there will
be other sites on the same IP address and server as yours. So
what other alternatives do you have to host multiple sites for
one monthly price?
Interesting enough several of the hosting companies that offer
these reseller plans are now offering multiple domain name setup
on one shared hosting account. What exactly does this mean?
Let's go through a scenario, you signup for a shared hosting
account at Hostgator.com. At the time of writing this article,
Hostgator is offering unlimited sites hosted on the 3 larger
plans of the four they offer. So once you're setup you can login
to you cpanel, and through their add-on domains/sub domains link
you can begin to add two, three, four or more domains to that
one account. Is this a possible feature you can take advantage
If you're not running a small hosting company that needs
separate admin panel screens for your users to visit, view
stats, setup their own email addresses etc. Then this is
definitely something you should consider. If you have several
medium to small sites you're running online you might as well
save the money a reseller plan will cost you and go for a
multiple site shared hosting plan.
Another feature you may want to look for at the hosting company
of your choice is what their upgrade options are. If you start
with a shared hosting plan, with 3000 MB of space and 8 GB of
bandwidth and you begin to outgrow it after 6 months to a year.
Will your hosting provider allow you to upgrade to a larger
account? Will they help move the sites to the new server? Always
think down the road and where your web sites will be in 6
months, 1 year.
Since you took the time to read this you may have saved yourself
$15 too $20 bucks a month; and remember while a reseller plan
offers multiple admin panels and domains it's still a shared
hosting plan. So really the only difference between a reseller
plan and shared plan is the accessibility to setup your plans,
and have separate cpanels. Its kind of a shared plan on
steroids, just weigh that info against the price of the plan
before you dive in.
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