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    Any web designer here is currently a hosting provider for their clients?

    Hi guys, has any one here offered hosting services for your clients? I think I want to try this out. I've been researching reseller programs from a bunch of web hosting providers, and the idea of it sounds really great. I just need to get some real feedback from people who are actually offering it, of had it before, to know what's like to operate it.

    Any insights would be helpful. My background: I'm a Web designer in Denver, and I have 3 clients at the moment.

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    I am for some of my clients. I operate a private dedicated server, so the only sites that are on it are sites I built (so I avoid any messes associated with other people's code). It's not all that difficult; you set up your server, you get the clients' sites pointed to it, and you bill monthly. I break even on this part of it, but the reason I do it is because it effectively means my server is paid for.
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    Hello AceJerry28, hope you are doing well. I happen to read your post and wanted to reply back to you. What has kept ya from doing it, I mean from hosting yourself I can recommend to you a very good hosting service I have them since around 2010 and never had any major issues they are very reliable. Shoot me a message back or go to my site and reach me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AceJerry28 View Post
    Hi guys, has any one here offered hosting services for your clients? I think I want to try this out. I've been researching reseller programs from a bunch of web hosting providers, and the idea of it sounds really great. I just need to get some real feedback from people who are actually offering it, of had it before, to know what's like to operate it.

    Any insights would be helpful. My background: I'm a Web designer in Denver, and I have 3 clients at the moment.
    Just starting out, and with only 3 clients, maybe you should start with a reseller and learn what hosting is all about and how much time can be involved.

    You also need to factor in how much storage and bandwidth your clients will need.

    We started with resellers and eventually outgrew them. We now have the majority of our many clients on vps and dedicated servers except for a lot of our small mom and pop's still on our resellers.

    If you ever go with a vps or dedicated server, I would suggest that you get them managed from the host if you're not well experienced in server management. we host only our business clients and not for the general public so we have much better control over our servers, and client's hosting.

    Good luck
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