Reseller Web Hosting - A Cheaper Alternative ?Written by Jeff Usher
There comes a time when internet bug hits us all and we tend to acquire a wealth of domain names and web sites to feed our frenzy.
We start out with best intentions, set up a personal home page with a few details about ourselves, then create more for our family, then our business and before we know it we have several domain names and web sites spread across several web hosting companies.
A more convenient approach would be to set yourself up with a reseller account with one hosting company.
Most people assume that to have a reseller account, you need to be in business of selling hosting. This is not true. Anyone can set up a reseller account and enjoy benefits of saving money and also having convenience of only dealing with one company for all your hosting needs.
I'll take my hosting reseller http://www.HostingRevolution.com as an example. They provide a very competitive reseller account priced at $35. Their Reseller's Package allows you to host 100 Domains. You are allowed to give every Domain you host up to 20GB's of monthly transfer and up to 2.5GB of storage.
What You Need to do Business OnlineWritten by Dave Summits
Are you ready to do business online? There are many things that you need to make sure you have, to ensure flexibility and security for your online store. In this article, we will outline basics of bringing your business online.
Shopping Cart Software There are several different solutions that you should consider for your shopping cart software that we will go over here. First off, you can open a Yahoo Store. This is a good solution for people without much technical knowledge, and doesn't take too much to set up. However, you need a lot of flexibility, you should probably consider another solution. My personal favorite is osCommerce. This is an open source (so its free!) shopping cart solution with a big, very active community to help you out along way. Your host will need to have PHP and MySQL for osCommerce to function. It is very simple to run an unmodified version of osCommerce. You just download it, upload it to your server, and run web-based install, or if you have Fantastico, you can automatically install it from there. There is a web-based administration backend allowing you to add products to your store and edit configuration settings. There are many contributions that you can install to customize your store, but minimal knowledge of PHP is needed. I think that osCommerce is a great solution for many people. Another popular shopping cart is Miva Merchant Pro. Unlike osCommerce, this one isn't free, but there are hosts who can license it to you at a monthly rate. This can be a very costly solution, but they do have many very happy users of program. There is a clean GUI (graphical user interface) and a nice administrative backend. Both osCommerce and Miva Merchant Pro require you to find a web host, but with Yahoo Stores you are hosted directly by Yahoo.