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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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What are the Differences Between Shared vs. Reseller vs. VPS Hosting?

What’s the difference between Shared, Reseller and VPS hosting?

Updated for 2019.

If you are new to web hosting you will see plans listed on hosting provider’s websites that are typically categorized as shared hosting, reseller hosting and VPS hosting.  In this information blog post we’ll explain the differences so you can make to an educated decision based on your web hosting needs.

Shared Hosting:

Shared hosting plans are “single user” plans that are designed for single website applications. This is typically used by a small business that has a single website or an individual looking to host their portfolio site, blog site, forum to just get started learning how to do website development. Shared hosting plans can also host multiple websites using what’s called “addon domains”. These are simply sub-directories under the main account with DNS maps that point to them.

While hosting multiple sites on a single account may sound good, there’s actually a lot of performance and security issues that can arise from doing this. For example, let’s say you have a shared hosting account with 10 addon domains and one of them were to get hacked – now the hacker has access to all the other websites residing on this account. To add to security concerns, you will have performance issues. Each account (cPanel account or shared account) is allocated a certain amount of resources (memory, CPU and disk IO). Every additional website that is added to this single hosting account consumes more of the finite resources that are available. As more websites are added, they start to compete against each other for memory, CPU and disk IO (commonly called contention) which ultimately will slow down all of the websites hosted on the account. If you plan to host multiple websites then choosing a reseller account will be the better choice.

Reseller Hosting:

What’s in a name? Before explaining what a reseller account is let’s clarify the term “reseller.” A reseller account is not just for those people interested reselling web hosting. It’s primary function is to properly partition or separate multiple hosted websites into their own “containers.” So when you read the term “reseller hosting” you’ll know it applies to more than just the aforementioned group.

Reseller hosting is similar to shared hosting with one major difference: You have a dashboard to manage multiple single accounts. This means with a reseller hosting account, you can create multiple “shared” style hosting plans and use a single dashboard (WHM) to manage them. As additional websites are added each can be assigned to its own cPanel account. Each account then has its own unique login, username and password, email accounts, and most importantly, its own resources. This ensures each site is more secure and has access to it’s memory, CPU and disk IO.

In addition to simply using a reseller plan for hosting multiple websites, many “hosting resellers” utilize reseller plans from a parent provider such as VeeroTech to sell web hosting to their clients. You can utilize the included billing software (WHMCS) to automatically bill your clients, provide a support desk and automatically provision hosting accounts from automated ordering.

Reseller hosting accounts are also great for web designers, development firms, and companies that need to host multiple website accounts.

VPS Hosting:

A step up from shared and reseller hosting is VPS hosting. VPS hosting is referred to as a “Virtual Private Server” or VM for “Virtual Machine”. A VPS is similar to a physical server except that it is virtual. We utilize very powerful datacenter-grade physical servers that host multiple virtual servers on high speed RAID 10 SSD disk arrays with many disks for safety and performance. A VPS is a solution for those who require one or more of the following:

– Isolation from other websites (other customers)
– Custom application or application stacks
– Custom scripts
– Specialized server settings
– Larger amounts of resources
– Company policies/guidelines that require isolation

There are three types of VPS solutions that we offer at VeeroTech Systems: Managed VPS, Self Managed VPS (Full Root VPS), and Storage/Backup VPS.

A fully managed VPS is a virtual server that is fully managed by our staff. Our engineers monitor, tune and maintain the each VPS and respond to any issues that may arise. We handle all of the server-side tasks, daily backups as well as customer requests that may need to be completed. The most common operating systems deployed on a VPS are flavors of Linux like CentOS and Ubuntu. A managed VPS is ideal for those who require an isolated solution or larger amounts of dedicated resources but don’t want to hassle of managing a server. Our managed VPS’s also include a licensed version of cPanel & WHM, firewall, Softaculous script installer, R1Soft backups & more.

A self-managed VPS is managed by you. Self-managed VPS’s are less expensive, however, we only provide the server itself and make sure that it is online. These types of servers do not include backups, control panels or any type of maintenance. A self-managed VPS is a good solution for those who have the expertise to manage, secure & maintain a server. These are full root access Linux VPS’s,

A storage or backup VPS is a great alternative to other “cloud storage” providers if you want and extra layer of security and management because not only is it your data, but it is on your server. These are full root access Linux VPS’s.

Unless you are sure you need a VPS starting with shared hosting or reseller hosting account are less expensive solutions that can handle most needs. If you are unsure which way to go feel free to ask us.

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