Hosting client accounts?

Several of my clients have asked me to host their company websites, which quite frankly I never considered doing, but given the current state of our economy, coupled with the fact that this is an additional source of income, how could I resist?

Anyway, I’ve setup a Deluxe Hosting account with go daddy.com as that’s the solution they said I needed. From what I understand, I’ll use one account and all of my hosted accounts will be located in subdirectories beneath my account. Next, I’ll simply update the Hosted Domains section of my godaddy account with my clients website domain name and the folder in which their files reside, and if needed point the A Record to my server’s IP address.

This all seems pretty straightforward. I was thinking about using a structure like this for my hosted client accounts: www.mydomain.com/hosted/client1, www.mydomain.com/hosted/client2, etc. Of course I could substitute the word “clients” or “websites” for the word “hosted”. My only concern is if somebody manages to access the subdirectory directly,instead of through the domain name, it tends to screw up CMS enabled websites, or at least the look of them.

So, having said that, and for those of you who host client websites in a similar fashion, what workflow have you discovered works best for you?

Thanks for your help.


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You should have a reseller hosting account, i.e., one that allows you
setup separate accounts for each client.

Todd
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Anyway, I’ve setup a Deluxe Hosting account with go daddy.com

Anywhere but godaddy for hosting!

And to echo Todd - a Reseller account is what you want - just not with GD

David


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Hey Todd. I discussed that with my go daddy account rep and it was just too expensive based on the few clients that I have. I may look into that in the future, if my hosting business grows. :slight_smile:

From what I was told, the way the godaddy Deluxe Account works is similar to how subdomains work. In fact, I could even keep the development copy of the website where it is and simply update the Hosted Domains section of my website to point to that very same directory when the site is read to launch. No fuss, no muss, no moving of files or SQL databases.


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On 7 Sep 2012, 3:36 pm, DeltaDave wrote:

Anyway, I’ve setup a Deluxe Hosting account with go daddy.com

Anywhere but godaddy for hosting!

And to echo Todd - a Reseller account is what you want - just not with GD

David

Hi David. It’s been a while since talked. I hope you are well. You know, I hear this all the time, especially on this forum, but I personally have never had a problems with godaddy, whether it’s performance, support, or accessibility. I also like the fact that they employ American workers for tech support, as opposed to outsourcing to other countries like India. No offense Scottish friend. :slight_smile:


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Oops. That should have read, “No offense MY scottish friend.” Typing to fast this morning. LOL


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it was just too expensive based on the few clients that I have.

I have no idea what GD charge but have a look at David Owen’s fees at https://www.ineedwebhosting.co.uk

It doesn’t take many clients to pay for his stuff - plus you get an experienced FWer to boot (and industry standard PHP unlike GD)

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I personally have never had a problems with godaddy

Maybe not - but start hosting all your sites there - especially FW ones - and you will.

I use GD for Domain registration/management etc. and have no complaints about them in that regard (apart from the barrage of sales emails) but when it comes to hosting they are #1 in the list for issues.

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On 7 Sep 2012, 3:42 pm, DeltaDave wrote:
I have no idea what GD charge but have a look at David Owen’s fees at https://www.ineedwebhosting.co.uk

It doesn’t take many clients to pay for his stuff - plus you get an experienced FWer to boot (and industry standard PHP unlike GD)

D

Rats! I wish I would have known about this. I’m always happy to support other members.


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On 7 September 2012 16:37, RavenManiac email@hidden wrote:

Hey Todd. I discussed that with my go daddy account rep and it was just too expensive based on the few clients that I have. I may look into that in the future, if my hosting business grows. :slight_smile:

It shouldn’t be too expensive, especially since it can also absorb
whatever existing set-up you’re paying for. I’d also echo what others
have said - go for a reseller account, not subdomains.

(I use Clook, BTW: http://www.clook.co.uk, http://www.clook.co.uk.)

Roger

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Sorry, that second link should have been http://www.clook.us.

Roger Houghton
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You could have a PRO-MULTI membership at http://www.ineedwebhosting.co.uk/web-hosting-prices.html

We’ve got loads of designers managing and reselling hosting to clients. All separate accounts with separate resources.

David

On 7 Sep 2012, at 16:30, Todd email@hidden wrote:

You should have a reseller hosting account, i.e., one that allows you setup separate accounts for each client.


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On 7 Sep 2012, 8:36 pm, David Owen wrote:

You could have a PRO-MULTI membership at http://www.ineedwebhosting.co.uk/web-hosting-prices.html

We’ve got loads of designers managing and reselling hosting to clients. All separate accounts with separate resources.

David

On 7 Sep 2012, at 16:30, Todd

David, shoot me an email and I’ll send you the deal I worked out with godaddy and perhaps you can help me come up with a similar package. :slight_smile: Thanks!


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