How To Host Several Websites Under One Account

Written by Mario Sanchez

How To Host Several Websites Under One Account

by: Mario Sanchez

If you operate several websites, each with its own domain name, signing up of separate accounts can be an expensive proposition. Even if your hosting company offersrepparttar add-on domain feature (which will allow you to add different domains torepparttar 134401 same hosting account) you will be charged a monthly fee for each domain you add, sometimes costing almostrepparttar 134402 same as your full hosting fee.

The solution is to open a reseller account. Reseller accounts were created to allow web designers to offer hosting services to their customers, to create a one-stop-shop for all their web design and hosting needs. However, you don't need to be a reseller to buy a reseller hosting plan.

Reseller accounts are usually slightly more expensive than regular hosting accounts, but they will allow you to host different domain names without incurring inrepparttar 134403 add-on domain fees, making more efficient use of your space and bandwidth.

You want to choose a reseller account that offers:

no limit torepparttar 134404 number of domains you can add. repparttar 134405 possibility of hosting your main website free, without using any ofrepparttar 134406 space and bandwidth in your hosting plan. If you are a reseller, your main website will be your business website, andrepparttar 134407 space and bandwidth will be reserved for your customers. If you are not a reseller and just want to manage different websites, you can designate one of your domains as your main website (usuallyrepparttar 134408 largest and/or most popular, since you won't accrue any space or bandwidth for it).

Web Hosting: To Switch or to Stay?

Written by Joelene Wickens Orlando

Web Hosting: To Switch or to Stay?

Author: Joelene Wickens Orlando

Thatís a question that can only be answered by you. Depending on your current status and relationship you have with your provider, along with your evolving business objectives and needs, can determine what course of action to pursue. What are your issues and concerns? Ask yourself some basic questions and see where you stand after youíve answered them. -Are you no longer satisfied with your current provider? -Did they deliver onrepparttar level of services that you signed up for? -Has technical support and customer service been to your satisfaction? -Or has your business grown considerably, andrepparttar 134400 hosting company cannot provide you withrepparttar 134401 level of capability and technical support you require?

Technically speaking, if youíre looking for solutions out of frustration, or even a new web hosting provider, youíre either very unsatisfied withrepparttar 134402 service, or you find that they cannot provide yourepparttar 134403 service you are looking for to handle your business. Switching isnít always a bad thing to do, especially if your business isnít doing well with that one particular provider. Itís time to move on and get your online presence back on track. Unfortunately, for every good thing, there is a negative side. The flip side of finding a new provider is that youíre back at square one. Before you decide, whether to stay or switch, do some research and find some indicators to help you make a sound decision.

The last thing you want to do is be surprised, even though you may have seenrepparttar 134404 writing onrepparttar 134405 wall with your web host provider, but didnít jump onrepparttar 134406 intuition that something was brewing. If your web host goes under, or doesnít address your technical problems, you could lose sales, and whatís worse; you may not be accessible to users onrepparttar 134407 Internet. A good theory with anything is to have Plan B, to handle those setbacks that could otherwise be devastating to your business. To stay inrepparttar 134408 loop, and on top of your business, here are some things to be onrepparttar 134409 look out for in regards to your web host provider.

-Support is nowhere to be found. This is one big indicator thatrepparttar 134410 provider is having some difficulties withinrepparttar 134411 business. Youíre not getting prompt attention when you call or email with concerns or issues. If they fail to respond to your emails or calls, you have a reason to be concerned. The company may have laid off staff, or is disorganized in processing customer service requests, which could indicate financial difficulties. If you have tried numerous attempts in phoning, or emailing to reach a human person to respond, itís time to find a new host provider before that hosting company goes under. Keep in mind,repparttar 134412 betterrepparttar 134413 support center and technical support;repparttar 134414 more stablerepparttar 134415 web host provider. -Free is not always good. Web hosting companies that offer free services or services of a minimal charge where they cannot make a profit are ones that are generally in trouble. Stay clear of those, and if you started out with one of these Ďfreebiesí, it would be a good idea to find a good reputable paying service. If you havenít run into any problems, consider yourself very lucky. But do decide if you feel comfortable withrepparttar 134416 prospective performance of such a company inrepparttar 134417 long term, and ask yourself howrepparttar 134418 company can turn a profit with no rates or low rates. Always remember, Ďyou get what you pay for.í -Reputation ofrepparttar 134419 Web Host. Withrepparttar 134420 nature ofrepparttar 134421 thousands of web hosting providers online, they are relatively very low profile and you donít really read or hear anything particular about them. But if you find coverage regarding a web host company, make sure itís good stuff; otherwise you know what action to take if itís negative. Stay on top of your web host provider newsletters and articles about changes in management, a buyout, a merger, or layoffs. Be aware of such changes, though certainly not always, result in decreased communication or support forrepparttar 134422 client. If it smells fishy, go with that gut feeling, and find a new host. You can start at, where they gather allrepparttar 134423 reputable and most trusted hosting companies inrepparttar 134424 industry.

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