However, you don't need to be a reseller
to buy a reseller hosting plan.
Reseller accounts are usually slightly
more expensive than regular hosting accounts, but they will allow you to
host different domain names without incurring in the add-on domain
fees, making more efficient use of your space and bandwidth.
You want to choose a reseller account
- no limit to the number of domains
you can add.
- the possibility of hosting your main
website free, without using any of the space and bandwidth in your
hosting plan. If you are a reseller, your main website will be your
business website, and the space and bandwidth will be reserved for your
customers. If you are not a reseller and just want to manage different
websites, you can designate one of your domains as your main website
(usually the largest and/or most popular, since you won't accrue any
space or bandwidth for it).
- the possibility of upgrading to
another plan without any penalties or fees.
To find out how much space and
bandwidth you will need, first determine how many sites you are likely
to host, how many pages each site may have, and how many visits will
those sites most likely have. If you plan to host 10 sites with 20 pages
each, at an average of 50KB per page and 100 page views per site per
day, you will need 10MB of space (10 x 20 x 50KB) and 1.5GB of bandwidth
per month (10 x 100 x 50KB x 30).
As far as pricing is concerned, there
are reseller accounts costing as little as $10 / month up to several
hundreds (or even thousands). It all depends on your requirements and
the hosting company you choose, so shop around to get the best possible
deal in terms of cost and reliability.