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Reseller Web Hosting – Reseller Hosting vs cPanel Addon Domains

When to choose reseller hosting over addon domains

Reseller web hosting and shared web hosting plans often include cPanel for managing your websites & domains. When you have multiple domains, you must decide on whether reseller hosting or a shared web hosting plan is a better fit.

 

Reseller Web Hosting

  • master dashboard to control multiple cPanel accounts
  • ability to create multiple cPanel accounts
  • each cPanel account has a separate login; username & password
  • resources are allocated to each cPanel (memory, cpu, processes etc)

Shared Web Hosting

  • single cPanel login
  • uses “addon domains” (directories) for additional domains
  • no separate login for websites
  • resources are shared among all websites on the account

 

When do we recommend using a reseller web hosting plan?

If you have more than a few domains that you’d like to host, we recommend a reseller hosting plan to keep each domain isolated via their own cPanel account. The two biggest issues with addon domains are the use of resources such as memory, cpu & processes and then security concerns. Addon domains within cPanel are not inherently insecure, but since the directories reside under the same system user, there is no isolation between them. Unfortunately, this means if for example, a WordPress website becomes compromised, it can potentially spread to other addon domains.

While the addon domains & security does pose a risk to other websites residing on the same hosting plan, we do not see a higher ratio of compromised websites simply due to the fact that addon domains are being used. As long as the website(s) being hosted on the addon domains (and parent cPanel account) are properly secured, we see no issues with using addon domains.

 

Are you a web agency or providing website hosting services to customers?

If you’re providing website hosting services to customers or are hosting a large number of websites (from a web agency for example), we most definitely recommend using a reseller hosting account over a shared account with addon domains. There’s a few reasons for this, the main three being security, resources & accessibility. Having each domain on its own cPanel means that there is also a separate login.

You certainly would not want to have addon domains in this case as you would have to provide the same username/password to each customer in order for them to access anything within cPanel (which we HIGHLY do not recommend). Additionally, keeping each customer isolated from one another will ensure that in the event one site becomes compromised, it does not affect another customer site.

Lastly, resources are assigned per cPanel account, so having each website on its own cPanel means the resources are not being shared by any other account/website except for what resides on that cPanel account.

With addon domains (on a single shared web hosting account), if your cPanel account has 1GB of RAM available to it and you have 10 domains/websites via addon domains, all 10 of those websites are going to have to share that 1GB of RAM. With busy websites, this means contention, each website will fight one another for resources.

 

When to use addon domains?

If you have a shared web hosting account and would like to simply add a few personal or hobby type sites, we most definitely recommend addon domains for this. The concept of addon domains from cPanel is good however, when the websites being hosted using addon domains are customer websites or are busy sites, we don’t recommend using addon domains. Addon domains are another option that can be used for staging sites also, but we recommend using subdomains for that.

 

Are your sites income based or monetized sites?

If your websites are generating any type of income, we recommend that you at least host them on separate accounts. This could be a reseller hosting plan OR separate shared hosting plans if you don’t plan to add more sites over time. Shared hosting accounts can always be moved into a reseller account down the road if you add more accounts.

The biggest reasons we recommend multiple shared hosting cPanel accounts or a reseller account when you have multiple sites that are monetized is both performance and security.

If one of your monetized sites becomes compromised (let’s say a WordPress exploit from a bad plugin) and it spreads to your other site (via an addon domain), there’s a possibility that the platform being used for monetizing the site could pull the site from their platform. In instances like this, we feel the risk is simply too high and increases the possibility that the issue could interfere with the income being generated.

 

Not sure which hosting option to choose? Reach out to us and we can help: https://www.veerotech.net/contact

 

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Black Friday Web Hosting Deals 2018 | Up to 50% Off Web Hosting Plan‎s | VeeroTech

Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Christmas week web hosting deals!

Up to 50% off for Life!

Updated to include December 19-26th, 2018.

Welcome to Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2018! Starting on Friday November 23rd, 2018 we will be offering a 50% recurring discount for life on web hosting & reseller web hosting plans as well as a 20% recurring discount for life on fully managed VPS hosting plans. You can use the promotional coupon codes listed below at checkout.

Web Hosting & Reseller Hosting promo codes:

Code 1: blackfriday
Code 2: cybermonday
Code 3: christmas2018

Web Hosting: Sign Up for 50% Off for Life!
Included plans: SSD Starter, SSD Business & WP Pro (SSD Micro & Micro WP excluded)

Reseller Hosting: Sign Up for 50% Off for Life!
Included plans: All listed reseller plans

Managed VPS promo codes:

Code 1: blackfridayvps20
Code 2: cybermondayvps20

Managed VPS: Sign Up for 20% Off for Life!
Included plans: All listed managed VPS plans

Still have questions?  Reach out to Us and we can help you decide.

Learn more about our Guiding Principles.

Existing Customers: For existing customers, we will be providing a 50% upgrade discount on the difference in price between your existing plan and the upgrade plan. To request an upgrade with the discount, please open a ticket with our sales department noting the Black Friday promotion on this page. Note: plan upgrades are considered between web hosting & reseller web hosting plans. Upgrading to a VPS would carry the VPS discount of 20% difference.

Restrictions: Black Friday promotional discounts are valid on new customer & hosting accounts only. Not valid with any other promotion and cannot be used to cancel an existing service. Promotions are limited time only. Excluded from affiliate referrals.

Black Friday & Cyber Monday Hosting Deals – 2017

Black Friday & Cyber Monday are here again! We will be offering a 50% recurring discount on web hosting & reseller web hosting plans as well as a 20% recurring discount on fully managed VPS hosting plans. You can use the promotional coupon codes listed below at checkout:

Web Hosting & Reseller Hosting code:

  • Code 1: blackfriday
  • Code 2: cybermonday

 

Managed VPS code:

  • Code 1: blackfridayvps20
  • Code 2: cybermondayvps20

 

Existing Customers: For existing customers, we will be providing a 50% upgrade discount on the difference in price between your existing plan and the upgrade plan. To request an upgrade with the discount, please open a ticket with our sales department noting the Black Friday promotion on this page. Note: plan upgrades are considered between web hosting & reseller web hosting plans. Upgrading to a VPS would carry the VPS discount of 20% difference.

Restrictions: Black Friday promotional discounts are valid on new customer & hosting accounts only. Not valid with any other promotion and cannot be used to cancel an existing service. Promotions are limited time only. Excluded from affiliate referrals.

Google Docs Phishing – May 3rd 2017 – Be Careful!

Many may already know there is a widespread Google Docs phishing email scam that contains a link that appears to be from someone you may know. We have received numerous messages to our company mailboxes containing these links.

If you’re not familiar with what phishing is, it is a method where a malicious attacker uses a crafted web page, link or similar, to try to trick a user into providing their login information. When this happens, the malicious user then has your login information and can access anything those credentials are being used for.

We would like to alert our customers to this phishing scam and how you can protect your account with us should you become compromised.

  1. Use different passwords for all services
  2. Utilize strong, complex passwords
  3. Enable two-factor authentication when available

We provide the ability to enable two-factor (something you know + something you have) authentication for logging into our support/billing portal, as well as, logging into your cPanel & WHM hosting accounts.

To enable two-factor authentication on our support/billing portal, you can follow our instructions here: https://www.veerotech.net/kb/account-management-portal-two-factor-authentication-billing-support/

To enable two-factor in your cPanel account, you can follow our guide here: https://www.veerotech.net/kb/cpanel-two-factor-authentication-multi-factor-authentication/

There are a number of outlets currently reporting the Google Docs phishing attack, we recommend further reading the blog entry on MalwareBytes: https://blog.malwarebytes.com/cybercrime/2017/05/google-docs-app-spam-goes-phishing/

**Note: We would like to note that the two-factor methods above are not in relation to this phishing incident. We are recommending activating the 2Factor authentication on your accounts with us to further protect your accounts with VeeroTech should you be affected by this attack.**

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2016 Christmas Holiday Web Hosting Special Offers

>>> Enter 45% Off Promo Code At Checkout: xmas2016

Save on your hosting plan with our 2016 Christmas Web Hosting special discounts! We’re offering up to 45% off your hosting plan on any billing term for SSD shared and reseller web hosting plans! *Valid on new customer accounts, not valid with any other offer.

Shared Hosting Discounts www.veerotech.net/ssd-web-hosting

  • 45% OFF Discount on shared SSD web hosting plans
  • Promo code at checkout: xmas2016

Reseller Hosting Discounts www.veerotech.net/ssd-reseller-hosting

  • 45% OFF Discount on all reseller web hosting plans
  • Promo code at checkout: xmas2016

 

In addition to the discounts above, you will also automatically be entered into our 2016 Holiday Giveaway!

2016 Holiday Giveaways