I'm on a search for a reseller hosting plan. I'm not particularly interested in the "making money" aspect of reseller hosting. What I need is a way to economically and conveniently host my own clients. In order to provide them with control of their own email and, for the more adventurous ones, a few other controls (e.g. creating their own blog), a reseller setup seems to be the best option.
Ideally, I'd like one service that would be able to accomodate the varied needs of all my clients - some of whom are Christian ministries; others are small businesses, or (hopefully) political candidates. It's much easier for me (and therefore more economical for my clients) if I don't have to figure out half a dozen different control panels, support systems, terms of service, and various "quirks" in the system.
The number one requirement is reliability (i.e. uptime). Minimum of 99.9% uptime guarantee. Hosts offering higher guarantees will be viewed very favorably.
Number two is fast, knowledgeable, 24/7/365 tech support - preferrably via phone, chat, and email/support ticket.
Additional needs are:
Unlimited Domains & Subdomains
Unlimited Emails (or at least very generous number of them)
Multiple MySQL databases with PHPAdmin
Disk space and bandwidth are currently less than 1GB (hoping that will go up)
PHP4 and PHP5 (I'd like to be able to choose the best option for each client)
HSphere or CPanel (widely used control panel, no "custom" panels)
Fantastico Scripts (including WordPress, Joomla, phpBB, Coppermine Gallery)
Dedicated IPs available for each client (either included or at minimal additional cost)
Streaming for audio/video
Timely backups (prefer daily)
Some of my clients will want to use subscription mailing lists (not spam, just reaching their supporters).
Some need ecommerce (small stores)
Long-term stability (I'd like to find a host that I can stay with for several years.)
Standard setup on a Linux/Unix server (no "odd" configurations)
Economical plan (not more than $20-25/month, if possible)
I do not need:
Domains - free or otherwise (Domains are purchased from a separate registrar.)
I would prefer to do business with a company owned and operated by committed believers.
Can anyone recommend a company that meets these requirements? Please post here, or you're welcome to PM me. I need to make a decision within the next few days.
Questions, suggestions, or other comments are welcome, too.
Blessings and thanks,
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