Choosing Your Web Hosting Reseller Software

Written by Lois S.

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Withrepparttar addition of an optional program, WHM AutoPilot, you can automate account creation and suspension, email notifications, and other tasks. WHM AutoPilot also integrates with common payment gateways and has a helpdesk, an invoice module, and other tools.


H-Sphere is designed for both Linux and Windows platforms. Moreover, resellers can set up plans for both Linux and Windows and administer sites on different servers fromrepparttar 148186 same control panel. The control panel, actually a separate server, also provides administrative access torepparttar 148187 integrated helpdesk.

The H-Sphere control panel server automates account configuration, credit card processing, domain registration, and email notifications. It also includes a built-in billing module and supports over 20 payment gateways.

Fromrepparttar 148188 reseller’s point of view, H-Sphere has a higher learning curve than most other control panels because of its numerous features. For example, when setting up a new plan,repparttar 148189 administrator has two pages of features to choose from, including setup and monthly pricing for optional services.

Beginning webmasters may find H-Sphere too complicated for their needs. More advanced users, however, appreciaterepparttar 148190 features and control that H-Sphere offersrepparttar 148191 end user. A key feature isrepparttar 148192 ability to have control over separate domains with multi-domain hosting.

H-Sphere comes withrepparttar 148193 website builder Site Studio, which guides users through a variety of style choices and stores content separately fromrepparttar 148194 layout. No HTML or FTP knowledge is required.


Plesk is known for its stability and security. Resellers and end users like its simple navigation, its clean interface, and its professional appearance. It comes in versions for both Linux and Windows platforms.

With Plesk, all users userepparttar 148195 same control panel but with different levels of control:

  • Server administrator
  • Client / reseller
  • Domain owner
  • Mail user

Each level ofrepparttar 148196 control panel givesrepparttar 148197 user control of that level andrepparttar 148198 level(s) below it. Email users, for example, can log into their mail user control panel to change their password, add autoresponders, and change other personal settings without having access torepparttar 148199 domain owner control panel.

Plesk handles SpamAssassin atrepparttar 148200 mailbox level rather than atrepparttar 148201 domain level.

This feature enables users to whitelist or blacklist email for each email address, allowing each email user to have individual settings.

SWsoft,repparttar 148202 company behind Plesk, also offers Site Builder, a five-step website builder using pre-built templates. SiteBuilder has over 300 templates in different categories to choose from, and users can publish their sites without any HTML or FTP knowledge.

If your Plesk reseller account is with a web host that offers HSPcomplete, you will have some automation available with your account, such as credit card charges and email notification.

About the author: Lois S. is a Technical Executive Writer for Website Source, Inc. Her established writing skills coupled with experience in the website hosting industry have provided internet professionals with marketing, product and service ideas for many years.

Free Web Hosting Tips

Written by Sid John

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4. Search engine optimization – Some free hosting communities are so large and so fluid that it takes some time get new pages intorepparttar major search engines. People abandon their pages at such a high rate that is hard to keep up withrepparttar 148108 live sites versus abandoned real estate.

Also, any page rank you get goes torepparttar 148109 hosting provider and not to you that is one ofrepparttar 148110 perks of having your own domain name.

5. Tracking – It always helps to know who is coming to your website and how they got there. You might have to search around for some type of free tracking service. This is very important if you plan to make money off your free web hosting account.

My picks Bravenet, Yahoo Geocities and Blogger. I have used all three and I haven’t hadrepparttar 148111 time lately to investigate other services. I will add torepparttar 148112 list inrepparttar 148113 near future.

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