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Old 09-19-2012, 09:59 AM   #1
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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?

Do you need a reseller account?

Would really appreciate any advice.
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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.
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If you are selling to customers, use a reseller account.

EDIT: From a security standpoint, if one "addon" domain gets compromised, they all do.

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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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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?

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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Old 09-19-2012, 07:55 PM   #6
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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.

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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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Old 09-20-2012, 04:52 AM   #8
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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.
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I recommend starting with a small reseller plan and the upgrade if you need to as your business grows.

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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
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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.
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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.
What's your budget for this, location, size etc?

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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.
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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.

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Hey mobileking - can you share what kind of script you used to automatically add a subdomain of there choice to your site? thanks!

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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

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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".

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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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Well, how much storage are you currently using though? Their shared plans are all so called "unlimited".
Just be careful with the word 'unlimited' when choosing hosting plans. Unlimited rarely means unlimited in the true sense of the word. They usually have some restrictions in place. I know on Hostgator when you are on an unlimited plan, when you start using too many resources they will ask you to upgrade.

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Hey mobileking - can you share what kind of script you used to automatically add a subdomain of there choice to your site? thanks!
Hey there. The script I used was one I paid $$$ for to have custom developed, I wanted it so it was completely automatic and include a php website, all i had to do was set up the database and link my paypal to it. I might share it with you guys in due time, but as you can see I am still fairly new to the forum I don't want to give something out which people will download just for the sake of it and just gather dust...I want to know members will Use it
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Why not just use WHMCS?

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Reseller hosting with whm is way enough for mobile.

That's how I manage my customers site mobile or not.

But in some case I do use sub domains with directories for each customers. Why? Because its economic, easy to backup, switch hosting if any problems.. the easiest way.

I really like to have all in a one place for convivial site management. I can have it all my backup and editable files on a USB thumbdrive or even on cloud disk.

The only problem will be the same if server is down rather its under a reseller account or one hosting with sub domains, all will shut down! Unless you host at different reseller accounts.
So to make sure no problem can happens, choose a reliable reseller hosting company with live support.

You don't really need a reseller account for mobile since you won't need to create email account, database driven pages... because most clients have their own already set elsewhere but if you need to create full sites then yes get a reseller account so you can have cms installed, mobile sub, stats, email account, MySQL....

If you are using a WordPress mobile driven site than reseller account is the only way to go.
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yes, you need a reseller account...
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I suggest also a reseller account...

1) You need a reseller account that you can host unlimited Website
2) Make sure you get everything unlimited (Except bandwich because that will not be easy to find)
3) look for a catch (to database, ftp users etc...)
4) You shouldn't pay more than 24 to 30$ per month
5) Stays away from reseller account that is giving to you a commission. You need a fix hosting plan with unlimited everything....
6) You need a hosting company that is giving you access to a control panel that you can use to create your packages like you want and bill like you want.


ONE LAST THING::: MAKE SURE THERE IS A PHONE NUMBER AND A 24/7 LIVE CHAT SUPPORT.
An hosting company without live chat, it's not an hosting company believe me....

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