VPS or Reseller?

Smith_euk

New member
Hello friends,

VPS or reseller hosting, which one is the most convenient and affordable web hosting service to start a web hosting business or company.
Waiting for your response.
 

createcraig

New member
I would say that in most cases Reseller Hosting would be more affordable and easier to configure. Though a VPS can be very useful and more powerful in some cases, it will likely cost more and require more admin work than a Reseller package.

It really depends on your needs, whether you would need a Reseller hosting package or a VPS server. In most cases, a Reseller package should be more than enough to start a small web hosting company.
 

easyhostmedia

Well-known member
Hello friends,

VPS or reseller hosting, which one is the most convenient and affordable web hosting service to start a web hosting business or company.
Waiting for your response.
Start small, get a reseller plan to allow you to build up a strong clientbase and reputation, then once you have these and making a profit, then upgrade to a VPS. Once you decide to get a VPS then decide if you want

1) An unmanaged VPS (you will need to know what you are doing with a server otherwise your provider will charge a small fortune to carry out work on then server)

2) A managed VPS ( you have no experience with a VPS, so your provider will do most things on the server at no extra cost)
 

9to5host

New member
Hello Smith_euk,

Good question, It depends on the experience you got. If you're about to start - ReSeller would be the best. Choose a webhost who provides white-label-reseller hosting plans, have a decent support, transparent on pricing & cPanel accounts offered, importantly SSD disks as SATA are out of game.

If you have good to decent experience, get a dedicated VPS with enough infrastructure that your clients doesn't feel their website loading speed is slow. Loading speed is an important criteria for Google rankings. The important consideration is to get DDoS protected VPS, which will help you to run long in this niche.

hope you got some direction,

Best Regards,
9to5host
 

easyhostmedia

Well-known member
If you have good to decent experience, get a dedicated VPS with enough infrastructure that your clients doesn't feel their website loading speed is slow. Loading speed is an important criteria for Google rankings. The important consideration is to get DDoS protected VPS, which will help you to run long in this niche.

hope you got some direction,

Best Regards,
9to5host
Risky if just starting out.
I have seen many startups go straight to a VPS and within months they close as they have all then high outlay, but have no clients or not enough to cover their costs., so it is always to start small then expand
 

9to5host

New member
Risky if just starting out.
I have seen many startups go straight to a VPS and within months they close as they have all then high outlay, but have no clients or not enough to cover their costs., so it is always to start small then expand

True, I agree and that's the sad truth. But I wont take away the fact that you can also start with VPS but its hectic. Yeah if you don't have enough budget its more tough to cope up

Bets Regards,
9to5Host.
 

easyhostmedia

Well-known member
True, I agree and that's the sad truth. But I wont take away the fact that you can also start with VPS but its hectic. Yeah if you don't have enough budget its more tough to cope up

Bets Regards,
9to5Host.
Yes anyone if you have the capital start with a VPS and if you are brave you could start with a dedicated server, but 9/10 you will be running at a loss for several months while you build up a client base and reputation.
 

Nueavehost

Member
As many others have said here. It depends on what knowledge you have on vps server side but most things nowdays can be found on google on how to use ssh etc and a server can usually be rebuilt if you break it. Its always good to try out a vps and gain some knowledge of ssh
It also depends on what control panel you will be using and weather the company your buying your services from.

For example using a reseller plan everything is usually included. But using a vps it isn't included (unless they offer it)
A vps if your using cpanel you will have to buy the vps, then have to purchase monthly cpanel to set up and some other addons that are included in running your services. It all depends on what the service provider offers you too.

I would suggest if you want it easy go for a reseller plan usually aren't too expensive and comes with many useful things like ssls, a control panel ready to use. and no server knowledge needed. Hope it helps.
 

Smithwhuk

New member
Hello,

While selecting any web hosting services, first you have to clear your purpose. VPS hosting is quite difficult to manage than reseller hosting.
Reseller hosting is the most affordable and easily manage web hosting service and for your requirements, I think reseller hosting is the best option.
 

easyhostmedia

Well-known member
As many others have said here. It depends on what knowledge you have on vps server side but most things nowdays can be found on google on how to use ssh etc and a server can usually be rebuilt if you break it. Its always good to try out a vps and gain some knowledge of ssh
It also depends on what control panel you will be using and weather the company your buying your services from.

For example using a reseller plan everything is usually included. But using a vps it isn't included (unless they offer it)
A vps if your using cpanel you will have to buy the vps, then have to purchase monthly cpanel to set up and some other addons that are included in running your services. It all depends on what the service provider offers you too.

I would suggest if you want it easy go for a reseller plan usually aren't too expensive and comes with many useful things like ssls, a control panel ready to use. and no server knowledge needed. Hope it helps.
You could do as i did when i first started. I bought a reseller account which i used to build up a clientbase, but i also bought a cheap VPS without any paid control panels etc. and played around with it so i could learn how they operate and how they work, then once i had a strong clientbase i purchased a VPS with all bells and whistles
 

Nueavehost

Member
You could do as i did when i first started. I bought a reseller account which i used to build up a clientbase, but i also bought a cheap VPS without any paid control panels etc. and played around with it so i could learn how they operate and how they work, then once i had a strong clientbase i purchased a VPS with all bells and whistles
Its not a bad idea. Then at least when you were ready you could transfer your clientbase to your vps/server when your ready or your needs demand it.
 

easyhostmedia

Well-known member
Its not a bad idea. Then at least when you were ready you could transfer your clientbase to your vps/server when your ready or your needs demand it.
Depends on what server you get. the one i got was very basic and would not hold cpanel unless i upgraded, but once i got enough clients and then decided to move to a VPS i got a managed VPS as being a 1 man band it can me extra hands if i needed them, but my cheap VPS never went to waste as i converted it into a backup server, so using jetbackup i backed up all clients accounts on a daily basis
 

FaveHosting

Member
To be a serious provider you need:

Cpanel license
Litespeed license
Cloudlinux license
Imunify360 license
Softaculous License
Jetbackup license

These licenses cost a lot of money so you are better to go for reseller hosting until you have enough clients to afford these.
 

manoharparakh

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Benefits Of Reseller Hosting:


Reseller hosting is easy to set up and handle and is easy to use.

For starting your very own web hosting enterprise with reseller holding, you require no thorough technical knowledge.

Given that the WHM control board has reseller organizing, via this single control board you can easily take care of all your client accounts.

Reseller holding update is additionally basic and also either the Linux or Windows operating systems are open to you.

Advantages Of VPS Hosting:


A physical web server has its own framework and also operating system, divided as well as dispersed into different online accounts.

VPS organizing is inexpensive and makes it easy for users to update their organizing accounts.

Full Origin Access: Free to mount whatever you desire.

Greater security and efficiency contrasted to the various other

 
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WireNine

Member
Definitely start your way up with reseller hosting unless you require a custom setup for which VPS would be necessary. Reseller hosting takes the hassle out of managing your server or hiring an admin :)
 

John @ S4

Active member
To be a serious provider you need: Cpanel license Litespeed license Cloudlinux license Imunify360 license Softaculous License Jetbackup license These licenses cost a lot of money so you are better to go for reseller hosting until you have enough clients to afford these.

This is just a bizarre statement. You can be a 'serious provider' without using any of those products.
  • There are multiple paid or open source Cpanel alternatives, i.e. Plesk, Directadmin, Cyberpanel.
  • Litespeed is only the third most widely used server, and there are plenty of huge 'serious' hosts using Nginx or Apache.
  • The same goes for all of the rest, there is more than one good way of doing anything.
We use one of those licensed products, but we have the functions of all of them covered.
 

easyhostmedia

Well-known member
To be a serious provider you need:

Cpanel license
Litespeed license
Cloudlinux license
Imunify360 license
Softaculous License
Jetbackup license

These licenses cost a lot of money so you are better to go for reseller hosting until you have enough clients to afford these.
To help you many alternatives that serious providers do use.

Cpanel license - alternatives:- DirectAdmin, Plesk, Centos Web Panel, ApisCP, RunCloud, SpinupWP, ServerPilot, Interworx , Virtualmin, Ajenti, Froxlor etc.

Litespeed license - alternatives:- Nginx, Lighttpd, Apache, OpenLiteSpeed etc.

Cloudlinux license - alternatives:- CentOS, Ubuntu, Debian etc.

Imunify360 license - alternatives:- Cloudflare, Akamai, Cyclr, Sucuri, Amazon CloudFront, BitNinja, KeyCDN etc.

Softaculous License - alternatives:- Cloudron, CapRover, Installatron, Fantastico De Luxe etc.

Jetbackup license - alternatives:- SolarWinds, R1soft, BackupVault, BKP365, Comet Backup etc.
 

FaveHosting

Member
To help you many alternatives that serious providers do use.

Cpanel license - alternatives:- DirectAdmin, Plesk, Centos Web Panel, ApisCP, RunCloud, SpinupWP, ServerPilot, Interworx , Virtualmin, Ajenti, Froxlor etc.

Litespeed license - alternatives:- Nginx, Lighttpd, Apache, OpenLiteSpeed etc.

Cloudlinux license - alternatives:- CentOS, Ubuntu, Debian etc.

Imunify360 license - alternatives:- Cloudflare, Akamai, Cyclr, Sucuri, Amazon CloudFront, BitNinja, KeyCDN etc.

Softaculous License - alternatives:- Cloudron, CapRover, Installatron, Fantastico De Luxe etc.

Jetbackup license - alternatives:- SolarWinds, R1soft, BackupVault, BKP365, Comet Backup etc.
I know there is alternatives but the good ones are all paid licenses, if you use a free alternatives there is security risks. What I meant is that it's very costly to have your own server and the best is to start as a reseller.
 
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FaveHosting

Member
This is just a bizarre statement. You can be a 'serious provider' without using any of those products.
  • There are multiple paid or open source Cpanel alternatives, i.e. Plesk, Directadmin, Cyberpanel.
  • Litespeed is only the third most widely used server, and there are plenty of huge 'serious' hosts using Nginx or Apache.
  • The same goes for all of the rest, there is more than one good way of doing anything.
We use one of those licensed products, but we have the functions of all of them covered.
I know there is alternatives but the good ones are all paid licenses, if you use a free alternatives there is security risks. What I meant is that it's very costly to have your own server and the best is to start as a reseller.
 
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