Few questions before buying


#1

Sent to DH:

[quote]Hi.
For the past two weeks, I’ve been reading the DH forums and blog.
Now, before I buy an account from you, I have a few questions to see if your business model is compatible with my needs.

  • I’ll be paying with MBNet (www.mbnet.pt), a secure payment tool that provides virtual Visa/Mastercard cards. I’ve used all around the internet, but since you may require a “rub” of the real Card, this operation will be impossible. Do you support this kind of virtual paying method?

  • I’ll be installing a CMS e107 (www.e107.org) and two Galery2. I think there will be no problem with you guys.

  • Also, I use a mailinglist software (www.PHPList.com) which already contains all my users contacts. Can I use it here?

  • Moreover, if PHPList supported, I would like to know how many emails can be sent. From what I’ve read, the limit is set at 200 email per hour. I have used on previous hosts a sent limit of one email every 3-5 seconds. This means that I could send 720 emails per hour, but without overloading the email server. Is this possible, and OK with DH?

  • Can I re-sell some of my sub-accounts to costumers, or do they need to buy their accounts directly from DH, or use the affiliate program?

Thanks in advance. Hope we can make a deal.[/quote]

What can the ppl here in the costumer2costumer forums have to say?


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#2

Obviously some of your questions can only be answered by DreamHost support, but I’ll do my best to answer the others;

Gallery 2 is provided as a ‘one-click install’, so there should not be any issues with that. The requirements for e107 are shown on their site as “PHP 4.3.0 (or newer) and MySQL 3.22 (or newer)”, this also should not be a problem.

You should not have too many problems installing and using the PHPList package, but you will more than likely be subject to the 200 emails per hour limit. I don’t think this limit applies if you use the DreamHost supplied announce / discussion lists.

See above.

You are free to resell your hosting as you wish, at any price you wish.

Mark


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#3

thanks for such a quick reply.
lets see what the support says!


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#4

No problem :slight_smile:

Could you post the DreamHost reply here, minus any identifying details of-course ?

I am sure others would find the official answers interesting, particularly with regards to the question of paying with a ‘virtual credit-card’.

Thanks.

Mark


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#5

Sure, I’ll post it here.
I already thought about that before you asked.


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#6

As already stated, yes, you can resell your space.

But just in case this is a deal-breaker, you should know that it’s not like your typical Cpanel/HSphere, etc… reseller account, where a whole new panel/account is created for each new user.

You’ll have to get familiar with granting access to other IDs, setting permissions, etc… You could read through some of the wiki articles in these search results for “reseller”.


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#7

I know that it is not like cPanel/WHM.
I think I can very well get used to giving users what they need to run their accounts.
The problem may reside on their site, because cPanel and Fantastico are so easy to use.

Right now, the only thing holding me back, is the paying method.


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#8

I’m also thinking if I should or not host a mailing list here, and if the service that DH provides has all the features I need. Have you tested it? If it works for you, without so strict email restrictions, it may be a better option than phplist…

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#9

here it is what they said:

Unfortunately due to the large amount of credit card fraud which is
attempted through our servers every day, we are unable to accept payments
made from credit or debit cards which do not contain raised digits - this
includes ‘virtual’ cards.

[quote]* I’ll be installing a CMS e107 (www.e107.org) and two Galery2. I

think there will be no problem with you guys.

[/quote]

Based on the system requirements listed on e107’s website, you should
have no problem installing it on your DreamHost account.

We actually include an automated installer for Gallery2 already (on the
"Goodies/One-Click Installs" section of your web panel) so that should be
even easier for you to set up.

[quote]* Also, I use a mailinglist software (www.PHPList.com) which already

contains all my users contacts. Can I use it here?

[/quote]

As long as you’ve assembled your list in compliance with our tough
anti-spam policy (http://dreamhost.com/spam.html) and have subscription
logs of date/time/IP you should be fine. Of course our own announcement
list tool logs this information automatically.

[quote]* Moreover, if PHPList supported, I would like to know how many emails

can be sent. From what I’ve read, the limit is set at 200 email per

hour. I have used on previous hosts a sent limit of one email every

3-5 seconds. This means that I could send 720 emails per hour, but

without overloading the email server. Is this possible, and OK with DH?

[/quote]

I’m afraid that’s not OK. You’ll be limited to the 200 per hour in
either case.

[quote]* Can I re-sell some of my sub-accounts to costumers, or do they

need to buy their accounts directly from DH, or use the affiliate program?

[/quote]

You can absolutely resell your DreamHost account. No problem! You can
also have your customers sign up on their own if you’d like to take
advantage of our referral program. It’s really up to you!

I hope this helps to explain things a bit, BUGabundo. Please let us know if
there’s anything else that we can do for you.

Thanks!

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do u know what is the funniest thing?
I subscrived yesterday (before I got this email) with the 9999 promo code, and paid with my MBnet, and in minutes my account was activated. So DO THEY REALLY not accept “virtual cards” ??


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#10

[quote]do u know what is the funniest thing?
I subscrived yesterday (before I got this email) with the 9999 promo code, and paid with my MBnet, and in minutes my account was activated. So DO THEY REALLY not accept “virtual cards” ??[/quote]
Ha! I’m glad the “virtual card” worked fine for you in this case. I read the response from DH to mean that if you got flagged and were asked for a rubbing, that virtual card would not be acceptable. Obviously, not all charge transactions are flagged for “rubbing” treatment, and if yours is/was not flagged, it really doesn’t matter if you could have “rubbed” it or not, eh? :wink:

It appears that some virtual cards systems (or purchasers’ credit?) present less risk to DH than others.

–rlparker


#11

its seems your are correct


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#12

Four out of five answers correct isn’t bad. Probably only the coder understands how the fraudinator works, and even s/he may not.

Thanks for sharing the information, but…

[quote]Could you post the DreamHost reply here, minus any identifying details of-course ?

[/quote]

I think you should have deleted the particular Support person’s name. YMMV.


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#13

I think you should have deleted the particular Support person’s name. YMMV.[/quote]
will do


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#14

Glad you had a smooth experience. We do hope you’ll enjoy it!

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