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What point I should Consider before buying any reseller account.

Posted by MitradebanjanSEO, 03-31-2010, 07:07 AM
What point I should Consider before buying any reseller account? Actually I plan to start reseller hosting business ,I already few clients ,who ready to buy hosting from me.Can any one suggest me what points should I consider,to chose hosting provider apart from money and space.Most of the reseller hosting plan provide Unlimited space, database. I got very little difference in features of different reseller account .Please guide me.

Posted by helloashok, 03-31-2010, 07:32 AM
You should look for 1) Reviews 2) How old is company 3) What Features they are providing 4) Last but not least, do look at their terms page

Posted by TechniSmart, 03-31-2010, 08:16 AM
Not to take away from helloashok's list. My experience is some reviews can be a bit deceiving because resellers' expectation of service delivery and technical abilities by the host may vary widely. Work out your minimum requirements and ensure your short list is already delivering them properly. Gaze into the crystal ball and see if your shortlist is looking for innovation and where you may want to be taking your clients and see if they are a fit with your business model. Our host meets all those criteria and we have never had an issue with them. --Michael

Posted by 040Hosting, 03-31-2010, 08:39 AM
The most important thing to keep in consideration is that the company you buy reseller hosting from can and will be a real partner to you. Because in the end if they make a mess of it; you will be responsible and accountable towards your customers. Reviews will give you an idea about how a company handles particular situations, this can be valuable information as it shows if a host sees you as a number or as a customer. Of course also your requirements should be taken in consideration when looking for a reseller, but also a grow path would be good to have, if you are successful you might want to upgrade to a server later on, and if you are happy about your provider you do not want to switch to an unknown party quickly. Unlimited features and enabled overselling can bring the stability of the server in danger, something i believe is not a situation you should bring your customers in, but everyone has his own business model.

Posted by N402KC, 03-31-2010, 08:56 AM
On top of that, Take it a little further if you want and see what they offer and to how many people. If you can tell its over selling, Pass it

Posted by iHubNet-Matt, 03-31-2010, 04:32 PM
You can always ask the provider directly as to how their end user support is, their response time, etc. If you are going for any unlimited make sure you read their ToS for any catchy clause which can lead to suspension of your accounts

Posted by SSD-Greg, 03-31-2010, 04:50 PM
Check out there uptime, Support times, and tos.

Posted by ldcdc, 03-31-2010, 06:45 PM
Well, unlimited space you're not really going to get. Use the price to serve you as a guide. An unlimited account also comes with a hidden danger. It doesn't allow you to think of your prices in any meaningful ways, so you're in a serious danger of mispricing your hosting packages. At some point you'll be facing the real limit of what your budget can really pay for, and your business might turn out to be not so profitable or not profitable at all. The idea is sound, but most hosts don't publish actual uptime levels, but uptime guarantees, which are often meaningless as a guide on expected uptime levels, and of little monetary worth.

Posted by 2WDH.com, 04-02-2010, 07:39 AM
That is true, and it's a good sign when host shows stats from reputable third-party uptime monitoring service.

Posted by inspiron, 04-03-2010, 05:54 PM
The main factors to be considered are company reputation, support response time, uptime, TOS, a good host will always offer free trial.

Posted by professionalhosting, 04-04-2010, 01:50 AM
also may want to checkout their control panel demo

Posted by MitradebanjanSEO, 04-08-2010, 02:12 AM
Thanks all For your valuable suggestions

Posted by keserhosting, 04-08-2010, 03:23 AM
Reviews, server uptime, support response time, 24×7x365 support, disk space and bandwidth, money back guarantee.

Posted by iHubNet-Matt, 04-08-2010, 08:06 AM
You are welcome, hope this thread helps

Posted by Ryan - HostATree, 04-09-2010, 12:00 AM
I would come up with your expectations of a host. For example, response times, money back guarantee, space and bandwidth requirements, etc etc... Once this list is built, come up with 3-5 hosts that meet these points. Then do some background checks on all of them and pick the one most people like. This is a great method to find a great host

Posted by daocaomen, 04-13-2010, 06:14 AM
Great words.

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