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Pay As You Go-- Reseller Accounts?

Posted by QiSoftware, 06-04-2006, 11:51 AM
Where is the best place to get pay as you go reseller service? Q...

Posted by redihot.com, 06-04-2006, 12:16 PM
Pay as you go reseller hosting? Take it you mean that say a gb of space cost $10 and bandwidth prices $4? So that you use 3gb of space costing you $30 + 5gb of bandwidth for $20 costing you $50 a month?

Posted by KGIII, 06-04-2006, 12:41 PM
For that you might find you do better off with an affiliate type of program or attempting to partner with an existing company where you bring in sales and collect a portion of the revenue. I haven't seen a "good" pay-as-you-go type of company out there really so defining one as best would be akin to picking between a punch in the face or a kick in the satchel. KGIII

Posted by Genie, 06-04-2006, 12:43 PM
is this what you are looking for https://www.nearlyfreespeech.net/ sorry i dont think its a reseller plan

Posted by QiSoftware, 06-04-2006, 12:59 PM
I have been researching several hosting outfits that have reseller programs. One had a pay as you go program. I can't remember which. Q... Last edited by QiSoftware; 06-04-2006 at 01:08 PM.

Posted by Lev, 06-04-2006, 01:09 PM
The best way is to start with a small reseller plan and upgrade as you need more space and bandwidth. There are a couple companies that do "pay as you go," I cannot remember their names. Try a search, I recall this topic being posted before.

Posted by KnownHost, 06-04-2006, 02:20 PM
Check out Quickhost.com (subsidiary of Experhost.com). They are very reseller oriented and the Quickhost brand is similar to what you are asking for I believe. They have been around for a decade too. -Jay

Posted by mbrando, 06-05-2006, 01:19 PM
Hi, I have a reseller hsphere account with valuereseller.com There support is very responsive. Mike

Posted by mc-2000, 06-06-2006, 02:56 PM
i think jaguarpc have a such thing..i think.

Posted by icestorm, 06-06-2006, 04:37 PM
Ok, I'm lost here. What exactly is a "Pay as You Go" reseller account? Pay as you go where?

Posted by Dan L, 06-06-2006, 04:41 PM
I'm assuming he means like a cell-phone, where you only pay for what you use. There are quite a few pros and cons for this.. the pro is that your monthly bill will usually be lower, although you'd be charged for all overages, and it severely limits your choice. Most hosts use one of a half dozen billing programs, and I can't think of any off the top of my head that would support Pay-As-You-Go. Many hosts will allow you to upgrade in the middle of your billing cycle, however.

Posted by Crucial Web Host, 06-06-2006, 05:21 PM
removed >> In a nutshell, the 'pay as you go' reseller product allows a reseller to purchase accounts at a significant discount to retail price as the accounts become necessary, not up-front. The benefit of this type of reseller product is that it allows the new hosting reseller to maximize his revenue and resources. For instance, typically to get good discounts on reseller hosting the more ya buy, the cheaper it gets. So, if you want to offer the best costs you need to order the most resources (largest reseller plan) which prices $$$. If the reseller only has one or two accounts, it is difficult to justify the large resource purchase of the big reseller plan. The 'pay as you go' account allows you to purchase pre-set hosting accounts as you need them, thus saving on prices for a new/startup hosting house. Hope this helps some. << removed >> Last edited by writespeak; 06-07-2006 at 12:35 AM.

Posted by Martie, 06-06-2006, 06:25 PM
LOL! There is usually one fee for a reseller account and then the reseller is able to purchase accounts at a discount, per plan.

Posted by Fixago, 06-06-2006, 07:54 PM
Interesting, I didn't realize there was a "pay as you go" reseller plan, I always see ones where you pay like $50/month and then you have to fill spots, I kind of like this idea though! I've always just sent my clients that I design websites for to a hosting company, it would make more sense for me to just do this though wouldn't it? I'll have to research this, any more links I can look at to shop around? Thanks! Oh, I guess one important question: what is the disadvantage of having "pay as you go" compared to buying, I guess, a "full blown" reseller plan? Like do I still get WHM so it doesn't look like I'm part of the hosting company, or is that the negative benefit with this type of thing? I'd like to have WHM and be able to customize everything, like nameservers, so my clients don't know that I'm actually a reseller ya know, because what would stop them from going to the main company? Let me know.

Posted by icestorm, 06-06-2006, 09:07 PM
Ok, I think I'm starting to understand what a "pay as you go" reseller account is. From what I understand from the previous posts, it's a reseller plan where you are allowed to basically purchase additional domain accounts at a discounted price. We actually had this type of reseller account before we migrated to our new "bulk" Cpanel/WHM-based reseller hosting. There is a big disadvantage to this type of reseller plan which is its scalability. You may pay a lower price initially, but as you grow, your monthly bill will get much larger and the ability to upgrade to a better plan may become more costly and difficult. The flexibility to manage your accounts is also limited. Furthermore, as you grow, your profit margins will become much less compared to a traditional bulk reseller plan, because with a "pay as you go" account, you always have to pay an additional fee to activate a new domain account or add a new feature. The "pay as you go" method is definitely not the ideal way to go if you plan to host multiple customers and grow your business. However, if you only plan on hosting 1-2 web sites, it's fine.

Posted by Martie, 06-06-2006, 10:44 PM
Well something to keep in mind here it really just depends on ones personal needs. Whatever suits them the best. Not all of us are cPanel web hosts either. All systems work different ways I started out as a reseller myself on a pay-as-you-go option. You (the reseller) are free to charge whatever fee you wish to your own client and you pay your upstream a discounted fee. So, yes, it can be profitable. Also most all systems (that I know of anyway) will allow the reseller to "customize" his own control panel, have his personal name servers, etc. The best thing to do of course is to email potential hosts and inquire about their services. Best of Luck

Posted by RajanUrs, 06-06-2006, 11:12 PM
Pay as you go is no different from a shared reseller account. Many shared reseller providers already offer upgrades in increments of 1GB space and 1GB transfer [some also offer flexibility of upgrade & downgrade as desired] Unless a reseller provider is offering only bulk reseller plans then there is no reason why small upgrades should be a problem. Its the same as creating a small reseller account or a shared hosting account. As long as your sales are going up and you are getting paid for it why should it be a problem ? Some resellers allow you to start off as a reseller without having to pay upfront : like resellerspanel.com [maybe that is your definition of 'pay as you go'?]

Posted by icommplus, 06-09-2006, 01:25 PM
many hosts have resellers per account that get cheaper the more accounts you host with them. <> Last edited by anon-e-mouse; 06-11-2006 at 01:39 AM.

Posted by IDEASGirl, 06-21-2006, 01:49 PM
Pay as you go is no different from a shared reseller account...." Wrong! In a shared reseller account you are paying a month for space you haven't sell yet, on the PAYG you pay only when you sell. One of the best on this is 100Megs, I started being a reseller with them on 2002, and I don't regret it.

Posted by jmweb, 06-21-2006, 02:41 PM
PAYG is typically more expensive (per space & bandwidth) then a normal account as the amount you use is the amount you use and the host can't oversell it. On the same note, I am sure the host would also charge an initial fee of $X so that if you decide to packup and go without warning the host isn't left footing the bill.

Posted by danycf, 06-25-2006, 02:48 AM
I dont think any company will provide a "pay as you go" reseller account...if its their am interested...plzz post it

Posted by redihot.com, 06-25-2006, 05:51 AM
Why not start with a small reseller and upgrade it as you require more space, that way you are only using the space that you require?

Posted by Boldwin, 06-26-2006, 05:07 PM
what is "reseller hosting" please?

Posted by redihot.com, 06-27-2006, 04:27 AM
Reseller hosting is where by you can sell the hosting that you have purchased of your webhost to clients, giving them support and plans for their needs. Hope that Helps

Posted by Jamie Harrop, 06-27-2006, 04:46 AM
That depends on what type of PAYG we are talking about. Real PAYG, where the user pays for space and bandwidth as they use it, without any limits, is a vile business model, but it is different from your standard hosting account. The overselling involved with this model would be something out of this world, and so I pity anybody who decides to use a host who is doing this. There is PAYG that is very similar to a cell phone PAYG plan. The user could purchase an amount each month (Usually your cell phone top up card) of say, $30, and within that the customer gets a specific amount of resources assigned to them. All unused resources could be forwarded over to the next month. Now, I admit, that isn't all too different from standard hosting, but it wouldn't surprise me if some front thinking "We can't do wrong" hosting company takes this approach and brands it as PAYG, even though it isn't all too different. Of course, as others have said, it would be a nightmare trying to incorporate this in to current billing and control panel systems. It would take a host with plenty of balls to try it properly, I would have thought.

Posted by Fixago, 06-27-2006, 06:15 AM
See, I would think the exact opposite, and from the couple of places that I'm seeing, PAYG is much cheaper than a "normal" reseller account. It seems like the best choice for someone who wants to start out reselling but can't fill all the space. From what I'm reading, with PAYG, you don't buy any of the resources up front. You get your customized cPanel, customized nameservers, WHM, and you get to make your own costs up, the only downside is you can't make your own PACKAGES up. It looks like that's what separates the two, and of course the obvious fact that you're not buying a huge chunk at once.I've seen a couple already and they were in the $20-30/month range. Not a bad price I think :-/

Posted by RajanUrs, 06-27-2006, 06:57 AM
ResellersPanel and ResellerClub allows for creation of custom plans. [with some limitations like increments in 50MB, 100 MB etc]

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