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05-23-2001, 09:36 AM
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reseller programs
Can anyone recommed a good company that offers a reliable, not too expensive, virtual reseller program for my small web design business? I am not pleased at all with the company that I am with now. I need to move .....and fast! My clients site has been down and and off for four days now and the support stinks. This is not good.

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05-23-2001, 11:07 AM
Post: #2
reseller programs
* reliable
* inexpensive
* good support

Pick two....
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05-23-2001, 12:30 PM
Post: #3
reseller programs
I, myself, have not used the dreamhost reseller program as of yet but it looks very appealing. If you wanted to see/read more information about their reseller program you could try the following link.
Link: Kbase Search for "Reselling"

And, yes their is more, you can use the "Rewards" program in conjunction with the reseller program. For information about the Rewards program click on the following link.
Link: Kbase Search for "Rewards"

Hope this helps in some way... Smile
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05-23-2001, 02:57 PM
Post: #4
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Thanks. I will check that out. I had e-mailed Dreamhost about a month ago aksing if they had a reseller program and they told me that they didn't but may, in the future.

I was looking today at and their offer looked pretty good. Has anyone ever had dealings with them???
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05-26-2001, 12:37 AM
Post: #5
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Dreamhost no longer offers the official reseller program they once did, but both the rewards program and the extra domain feature can be used to do pretty much the same thing. I've put a ton of clients on Dreamhost, either as extra domains on my core plan or on their own plans with me as the referrer so that I get the rewards bonus, and it's worked out quite well.

If you get one of the high level plans like Code Warrior or Strictly Business, you will have far more disk space, bandwidth and POP accounts than you are likely to use, so you can add client sites on as extra domains. They will all have the features of the core plan, like full CGI access, though you will still only get one MySQL database unless you buy another, and if you want more than one of them to have secure server access you will have to buy additional Thawte certificates for them (and Miva Merchant licences if you're setting up stores).

It's a great way to share resources among your clients -- for $4.95 a month ($9.90 a month you can set your client up with full CGI, a decent amount of disk space, and a couple of POP accounts -- basically what they'd get with a Sweet Dreams account, and then you can either be nice and charge them less that what they'd pay for Sweet Dreams, or be a ruthless capitalist and charge them the same as they'd pay for their own plan, and make a tidy profit. Smile

Some of the factors I take into account in deciding whether to put a client on their own plan with me as the referrer, or make them an extra domain on my plan, are:

- Do they need access to the web panel? (easier to put them on their own plan, though I understand that on DH2 you can do that with additional users on your own plan)

- Am I the one who will be maintaining the site? (easier to have it on my plan)

- Do I have any doubts about their reliability in paying their bills? (put them on their own plan and let them take the heat if they screw up, rather than me)

- Do they need CGI? (much cheaper to put them on your plan)

- Is the site likely to be a big bandwidth eater? (definitely put them on their own plan!)

Anyway, either way, as an extra domain or via the rewards program, you can resell domains on Dreamhost to your clients, make a spot of cash, and have the convenience of not having to figure out the quirks of installing CGI scripts on 20 different hosts... <shudder>


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05-27-2001, 05:58 AM
Post: #6
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Thanks diva,

I think I will consider the Strictly Business when it is time for me to renew my DH account this fall. Sounds like it may be more economical than what I am doing now.

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