Hosting: The Good and The Bad!
Reseller Hosting: The Good and The Bad!
Reseller webhosting can be a great way to earn some extra money
on the side for your business or even a full time job once you get
into it. Though this can be a great way to do business, it can come
with some un-foreseen downsides, headaches and a whole lot more.
Not to say that you can’t be successful at it, but you must
first take the steps to assure that down the road it doesn’t
ruin your business.
An important part when dealing with reseller hosting is that some
of the control has been taking out of your hands. This is important
because you have to trust in the company you are doing business
with and this limits to some things you can do.
I speak from personal experience on this, the worst thing you can
face when reselling hosting is having a great amount of downtime.
If you every want to have some bad emails from your clients, choose
a host that doesn’t have good uptime.
How much uptime and downtime you have is really not for you to
decide, as you are not the one looking over the server. The company
you are going through may not be as professional as you and they
figure what is a few hours of waiting to get your site up, Right?
Wrong! The worse thing I have seen is clients sites going down and
when you go to that company’s website who you do business
with, all you think is “oh my, their site is down too and
I can’t get in touch with them”. This can cause allot
of headaches for your and your clients, it can even cost your business.
The best thing to do before going with a hosting company is to
get a list of reference sites if you can, to see if they go down.
Also watch the company’s site you are planning to go with
and see if it ever goes down. If so, how quick does it come back
Another great thing to do is ask around, if the company has good
or bad service, then there will be people out there to comment on
this, trust me. Also don’t be afraid to email those people
who had a problem with that hosting company and ask them what exactly
Also when dealing with a company, make sure they offer a good list
of services and features that you can offer to your clients. Check
with them to see how flexible they are with different scenarios
as well as adding on new features. Remember a good company with
go the extra mile to show you that they can be trusted.
About the Author
Anthony Jewell has
over 6 Years experience in the Web & Graphics World. You can
visit my business at http://www.logo2d.com.