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Posted by JasMate, 06-28-2011, 06:52 PM
Hi everyone. I have been looking for here on WHT for budget hosts for a few years now, have been with a couple of different companies and had mixed results with them. I am currently looking for some cheap reseller hosting. I am not looking to resell the hosting but simply host my own sites. I use very little resources and only require: 1Gb of space 10Gb of bandwidth I would like to pay $1-$3 per month but could stretch that to $5 but only for a very reputable / multiple positive review company. I have been looking in the "offers" section for the past couple of days and reading / trying to find reviews of various companies. Please recommend any budget / cheap reseller hosts that might fit my budget. If there are any hosting providers reading this that can offer me a custom plan to meet my light usage needs please PM me (so as not to soil this thread). PS: How do i check the uptime of web hosts that i am researching? And is such an uptime check really reliable? Thank you guys i really appreciate any help you can provide.

Posted by Forward Web, 06-28-2011, 08:50 PM
Your best bet would be to do search for "bad reviews". Generally speaking, people are much quicker to post negative reviews about a company than they do positive reviews. So just because a company does not have any reviews on the internet should not be a reflection of their service. However if a company has a multiple negative reviews on the internet that are absent any kind of response from the company, that should tell you something. Also, keep in mind there are many positive reviews on the net that are often times fake or posted by customers who are receiving some type of incentive for making that review, so try to take everything with a grain of salt. Its actually against forum rules (for your protection) for companies to solicit you their services on here (even if you are asking for it). Your best bet would be to contact any companies you might be interested in and see if they would be willing to develop some type of custom plan for you? If anyone has already contacted you via PM, I would simply ignore and report them as they are more than likely an untrustworthy web host. You can ask if they have some type of public server monitoring statistics available? You can also ask for speed tests to see how fast the connection to the server is. However ultimatley, you wont really know until you actually host with the company. Hence, why it is always important you read the company TOS and make sure they have a Money Back Guarantee that is at least 30 days. Best of luck!

Posted by PremiumHost, 06-28-2011, 08:52 PM
It's against the rule to pm offer in this forum. With your budget, you can get a shared hosting account with addon domains. Each domain will have its own folder but all domains share one control panel login.

Posted by JasMate, 06-28-2011, 09:10 PM
Ok thanks of the advice on looking for negative reviews. And thanks for the heads up about the pm system here. I didn't know about that and would like to say DON"T pm me with your offers. I have already contacted a couple of companies looking for a custom plan and will contact some more that i deem worthy. Would a shared hosting account with add on domains work ok? I have never done that before. What are the negatives? Does it get confusing with different sites using their own mysql etc?

Posted by Forward Web, 06-28-2011, 10:57 PM
It really depends, are your sites currently operational with another web host, or are these all going to be new websites? You might also want to check out the following thread... http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=1060445

Posted by JasMate, 06-28-2011, 11:19 PM
Thanks for the link, i guess after reading that thread the only issue i can see would be this: I don't want to have my allocated resources spread out over my domains and thus limiting the loading speed of my sites...

Posted by Forward Web, 06-29-2011, 02:17 AM
Generally that is referring to the CPU/Memory usage, which if your accounts are low usage, I would not worry to much about. However if that is a concern for you, then I would recommend going with a reseller account, instead of going with a regular shared account.

Posted by JasMate, 06-29-2011, 02:20 AM
They should be low-ish usage but the problem is i have over 20 sites.

Posted by Forward Web, 06-29-2011, 02:24 AM
Ah ok, then it sounds to me like a reseller package would probably be a better fit for you.

Posted by JamelaPeters, 06-29-2011, 04:28 AM
I know how hard it is finding a good hosting company. I am with FVS right now, a cheap web hosting company based in UK... you can try to ask for quotes and see if they can offer you the solution you needed. here is there website freevirtualservers.com

Posted by JasMate, 06-29-2011, 05:16 AM
Thank you for your advice and help, i just sent them a sales ticket... fingers crossed!

Posted by Dustin B Cisneros, 06-29-2011, 05:22 AM
Which domain do you have hosted with them?

Posted by HostXNow_Chris, 06-29-2011, 10:34 AM
Agreed.

Posted by JasMate, 06-29-2011, 05:42 PM
Good i guess my opening post is still relevent then I am still looking, and appreciating any company recommendations based on good uptime & positive reviews. It is not easy on my budget, i know the easy way would be to increase my budget but sadly this is not possible.

Posted by JaJae, 06-29-2011, 06:04 PM
You aren't really going to find a very reputable host selling reseller plans for under $5 a month. The cost to run the servers/support/backups, etc has a value. At your price range you should be thankful if your sites load.

Posted by XeHSean, 06-29-2011, 07:31 PM
I think even $5 is way too low for a reliable reseller hosting provider

Posted by DD-Matthew, 06-29-2011, 07:42 PM
As these are your personal sites I dont see any need for you to have a reseller account. You can get a shared hosting account that will offer addon domains which will work just as good, Your only after 1GB disk space and 10GB bandwidth which is not much at all so you should be able to get that in your price range. I wouldn't go down a reseller route with your budget, as I cant imagen the service would be any good that low.

Posted by JasMate, 06-29-2011, 08:24 PM
Thanks for the advice, however from what people have said i think the allocation of resources per account being distributed among all the 20+ sites could possibly cause issues with loading times etc. If this is not true please enlighten me because i would love to go with straight up shared hosting if it means i can get in with a good host.

Posted by JaJae, 06-29-2011, 10:21 PM
There shouldn't be a difference. Your sites still load off the same shared server. As long as your resource usage is low you should be ok. 20+ sites is a lot for a single account though. So if I'm understanding correctly you want to host 20+ sites, but you don't want to pay more than 25 cents a month per site ($5) to be hosted. And you'll only pay that 25 cents if it's for a reputable hosting company? You should really rethink your budget or go with free hosting. I would try www.freewebhostingtalk.com. At your budget you really shouldn't expect any more than free hosting anyway. Whatever host you go with make sure you always have current backups and expect to have downtime. Last edited by JaJae; 06-29-2011 at 10:27 PM.

Posted by JasMate, 06-29-2011, 11:29 PM
Yeah well a few of them are wordpress based and use mysql so i think the resources would be on the higher side. That's right. It's simple economics, i can't re-think my budget because.. that is my budget, no more can be payed. As for the free hosting i don't think it would be better quality than payed.

Posted by Forward Web, 06-30-2011, 02:16 AM
It would not necessarily cause loading problems, however it might lead to your account being suspended quicker for using to much CPU . Most providers have a limit to on the amount of CPU/Memory your website is allowed to use and is calculated on a per user basis. So if you have 20 addon domain names created under one username, you run a higher risk of reaching those limits. As opposed to a reseller account, where each domain name would have its own username (thus giving each domain name a little more breathing room).

Posted by Forward Web, 06-30-2011, 02:20 AM
I think your best bet is going to be to just contact companies directly and see if they can develop some type of discounted plan for you? What you are asking for is not incredibly unreasonable (especially if you are willing to bump your budget up to around $5 per month), I just dont think you are going to find what you are looking for without specifically requesting some type of custom plan.

Posted by JasMate, 06-30-2011, 02:25 AM
Thanks for the clarification. I don't want that either so yes i am definitely looking for a reseller account. I have just come across an interesting prospect.... anyone know about flipper host? they look good with some positive feedback and cheap pricing. I shot him a PM here at WHT and awaiting his reply.

Posted by Forward Web, 06-30-2011, 02:33 AM
Not to familiar with their services, although I did come across a complaint from one of their clients today on WHT which has yet to be addressed by anyone from FH http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=1053148 I always recommend trying to look up negative reviews on any company you are prospecting, so you can see how the company handles issues when and if they arrive. Positive reviews are great, however sometimes they can be somewhat misleading. So its always good to get both sides of the story Anyway, keep us posted!

Posted by DD-Matthew, 06-30-2011, 05:06 AM
As others have said there shouldn't be a difference, Your sites would still/most likely be on the same server. just a different package. Just be sure to double check any new potential hosts TOS, its more then likely the cheaper the price the more restrictions you have on your account. But hope you find the correct host for you and let us know how you get on.

Posted by Ceko, 06-30-2011, 05:48 AM
Hello JasMate, Thank you for considering us. Please contact us at our livechat at anytime if you have any questions as sometimes we recieve the private message notice from WHT after a while . We will do our best to meet your hosting requirements at Linux, Windows or budget VPS whichever you choose to go with. Warm Regards

Posted by Ceko, 06-30-2011, 05:50 AM
Hello, We have adressed that complaint at http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=1053148 we regret the incident and we assure everyone it was just an emergency reboot at our Linux server which had no way taken more than 5 minutes. Warm regards

Posted by JasMate, 06-30-2011, 07:22 PM
Thanks everyone for the advice and help. I am now happy to say i'm signed up with Flipper Host on a monthly basis. I will keep everyone updated with my experience, from what i have seen so far i think it is going to be a good decision. Cheers

Posted by Kevin Hillstrand, 06-30-2011, 07:31 PM
Hi; Good job to Flipper Host, I do see quite a few threads about them on the reseller board! Sounds like you made a great decision, do write a review soon! Best, Kevin

Posted by Forward Web, 06-30-2011, 10:35 PM
Glad to hear it, wishing you nothing but the best!

Posted by HaBangNet, 07-01-2011, 01:03 AM
Actually is it better to higher your budget to go for a good hosts rather than a host keep on having problem.

Posted by Ceko, 07-01-2011, 06:27 AM
How do you assume we keep having any problem ? Our budget costs are the result of our good relations with one of the most reliable Datacenter (if not the most) DimeNOC. We give top quality services while passing on the good deal benefits to our clients which eventually allows us to offer relatively lower costs. Regards

Posted by Ceko, 07-01-2011, 06:30 AM
Thank you Kevin.

Posted by Ceko, 07-01-2011, 06:35 AM
Hello JasMate, First of all, we are glad to see you made your choice with us and would like to welcome you to Flipper Host, on the other hand we will do our best just as we do for every and each of our client to keep you happy at Flipper Host. Warm regards



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