Web Hosting: Shared or Dedicated - Which should you choose?Written by Russ Mate
Web Hosting: Shared or Dedicated - Which should you choose?
By Russ Mate
Before you begin your search for a web host you should first determine whether you need shared web hosting or dedicated web hosting.
A shared web hosting account is an account on a web server that hosts other shared accounts. The number of accounts on one shared server can vary widely; some servers host a few hundred, while others have thousands of sites hosted on one server. Hosting your website on a shared server is a workable solution for many small businesses, as shared hosting accounts are priced much lower than dedicated servers. Shared web hosting accounts have limited access to core administrative functions of server. Most web hosting companies offer comprehensive technical support for users of shared hosting plans. Complete technical support is usually included in price of your account plan.
A dedicated server is usually dedicated to one, or just a few websites, usually for sole use by one company. The cost of a dedicated server is higher than that of a shared hosting account. With a dedicated server, you have access to core administrative functions of server. With most dedicated server plans offered by hosting companies, you're pretty much on your own where technical support is concerned. If you don't have an IT staff or a server administrator to provide support, you may want to find a person to help you manage your dedicated server. Many hosting companies that offer dedicated server plans also offer "per issue" support, meaning that you'll pay a certain amount, usually an hourly fee, for technical support issues. Some dedicated server plans have optional "support tickets" that you can purchase in advance.
Unlimited Wealth Creation through Reseller Hosting Written by Ninad Gupte
Unlimited Wealth Creation through Reseller Hosting Web hosting can be an exciting business start up for aspiring entrepreneurs. All you have to do to set up your business is become a hosting reseller, i.e., provide hosting facilities to website owners. Here as a business owner, you are buying space from a big hosting company, and redistributing hosting space to other website owners.
Resellers are nothing but entrepreneurs acting as middlemen, offering you hosting services by leasing time and space from another Web host's server rather than owning their own. Most of times, quality of services offered by resellers are so good that consumers do not even have idea that they are dealing with resellers who do not have servers of their own. Resellers, since they can pick and choose their servers, are basically in a position to provide customers with best of services.
Reseller hosting business can be quite a profit making venture once you understand figures and profit margins involved. Let us go through them. One can buy around 1000 MB space from a major web host at a cost of $25 per month. This 1000 MB space that you now own can in turn be redistributed to site owners who need space for uploading their site. Here you can give about 25 MB space for around $5 per month. Which means your monthly income comes to around $200 when you sell 40 hosting packages. Want more... some hosts allow you to oversell space and do not charge you extra unless actual usage of your account exceeds 1000MB. It is seen that a typical user uses less than half of allotted web space... which means you can double or even triple sell your quota and make unlimited wealth.
And mind well, this income is residual income. It will keep coming to you month after month, year after year. You do work once... and get paid for it over and over. All you are doing is buying space from a major web hosting company and becoming a reseller host. Your efforts are focused towards selling hosting space and rest is handled by your web host. Some of them even handle customer service to your customers for a nominal fee... which makes it even easier for you.