Mobile Website Hosting

by SuzanneRe 22 replies
I want to create a recurring income by hosting the mobile websites I sell. Just wondering would you use your own hosting, same as your own site, or would you open a separate hosting account just for this? :confused:

Do you need a reseller account?

Would really appreciate any advice.
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  • Profile picture of the author avandrunen
    Thanks for asking this Suzanne, I was just about to post the same request.

    I am also wondering if it would be better to use a shared or reseller account for hosting mobile sites or if it really matters.
  • Profile picture of the author Kingfish85
    If you are selling to customers, use a reseller account.

    EDIT: From a security standpoint, if one "addon" domain gets compromised, they all do.
  • Profile picture of the author RobinInTexas
    If you are going to give the customers access to the sites after the sale, it would be best to get a reseller account in order to prevent a customer from exceeding bandwidth and space usage.

    If you give them full access to the sites, depending on the platform, same problem, wordpress admin can do bad things to many servers, the WHM gives you the ability to watch and limit what they are doing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kevin Z
    Originally Posted by SuzanneRe View Post

    I want to create a recurring income by hosting the mobile websites I sell. Just wondering would you use your own hosting, same as your own site, or would you open a separate hosting account just for this? :confused:

    Do you need a reseller account?

    Would really appreciate any advice.
    I would take a look at a solid Mobile CMS platform as they bundle the hosting into your cost and makes it very easy to start a turn key mobile marketing business.
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    • Profile picture of the author WillR
      Originally Posted by Kevin Z View Post

      I would take a look at a solid Mobile CMS platform as they bundle the hosting into your cost and makes it very easy to start a turn key mobile marketing business.
      This also means you have no direct control over the hosting.

      I would suggest you use a reseller account. It allows you to then give customers access to their hosting just as if they purchased the hosting through a company directly. It looks a lot more professional and is easier for you and your clients to maintain.

      Always try and host the sites yourself or on your clients hosting. Having a third party host them for you might be easier initially but will likely be a pain in the backside further down the line.
  • Profile picture of the author shoopt
    Hey SuzanneRe
    If you are selling mobile websites it is good to provide your own hosting services to clients, as third part hosting services will reduce your profit plus having your own hosting services shows a bit of professional feel to the client's view.
    As you are asking. I will suggest you to have a recurring account for the task.
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    • Profile picture of the author SuzanneRe
      Thanks everyone, I will look in to a reseller account straight away. Had a quick look at Hostgator, as I host my site with them, and their basic reseller account offers 50GB Disk Space and 500GB Bandwith. I'm not sure how many customer mobile sites this will allow me to host, as not sure about bandwith, but think it should be okay to start with.

      Will look at other hosts before making a decision though.
  • Profile picture of the author micksss
    I recommend starting with a small reseller plan and the upgrade if you need to as your business grows.
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    • Profile picture of the author mobileking
      Id recommend using a reseller account, this is what I have been using for years now. However when i first started off one of my custom mobile site building websites, I had them paying a recurring monthly fee through Paypal and had my script automatically add a subdomain of there choice to my site, all completely automated. This is still a good way to go
  • Profile picture of the author avandrunen
    I think reseller is absolutely the way to go then...based on what is being said here by the with the experience.

    Any suggestions for a good reseller...in both price and reliability.
  • Profile picture of the author avandrunen
    Hi Kingfish,

    I will be hosting mobile sites to begin and may move up to desktop sites later on so I would like the ability to grow.

    I am located in BC, Canada.

    I am using the entry level hostgator account as my measuring stick for comparison.
    • Profile picture of the author Kingfish85
      Originally Posted by avandrunen View Post

      Hi Kingfish,

      I will be hosting mobile sites to begin and may move up to desktop sites later on so I would like the ability to grow.

      I am located in BC, Canada.

      I am using the entry level hostgator account as my measuring stick for comparison.
      Well, how much storage are you currently using though? Their shared plans are all so called "unlimited".
  • Profile picture of the author Alessandro Zamboni
    If you are selling websites to your customers, you can invest in a reseller hosting, like the one offered by Hostgator or any other good hosting company on market.
    On this way each user can be the admin of its space, without damaging other websites or saturating all of your badwidth in one day.

    This keep thinks secured, and can get you monthly payments by the new customer, who will pay their amount like they do for every other hosting around.

    That's all!
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  • Profile picture of the author MoBuzz
    If it is a mobile site it should be hosted on a sub domain of the main site so there would be no need for additional hosting. If it is a stand alone site and you want to make a few bucks off the hosting then a reseller account is the way to go. Either way your client should have access to their files ect if they decide to switch hosting providers or designers to maintain the site.

    The problem with many CMS programs is that THEY basically own the site and you have no control over the hosting. Now if the CMS allows you to download the files and move them to another hosting provider then it is not as bad.

    I have came across so many prospects over the years who were outraged when they found out that their designer basically owned THEIR site. Often times this includes the domain that the designer registered "for them"
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