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    justhost.com looks promising in features and has high reviews


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    Not all of them. There are some pretty disturbing ones here.
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    there went that idea, lol


    i dont know, im lost on who to choose and trust


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    so i assume you do this with a hosting site that allows FTP?? also is there a limit to the amount of FTPs?? Do you rent a server??
    I have shared hosting. None of my sites are so huge that sharing becomes an issue - I've not experienced slowdowns - or at least haven't noticed any, which practically amounts to the same thing.
    I set up the FTP accounts through the cpanel - I don't use cpanel for file manipulation, but for setting up e-mails, FTP accounts, etc it is pretty good. Since only you have the password for the cpanel, the client cannot get in to change passwords or anything, and you can delete the FTP account at any time.
    It is a pretty simple wizard - first you fill in the username, password, and folder name, then click on create the account. Once created, the page will refresh and it will show up in a list. Now you can click on "configure FTP client" and you'll have all the info you need to set them up with access to their own folder.
    Here's a screenshot of the FTP setup (names have been changed for demonstration purposes.)



    I hope this helps you out - I still advise you to call the support of several hosts that you think may answer your needs, and talk to them - and make sure you call tech support, not sales.
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    a little but it still is all over my head, i am learning more and more about it


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    just curious but do you know a tutorial on how to allow someone to use a login password on a homepage to allow access through cpanel/their ftp??


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    Well, usually it's as easy as putting/cpanel after the domain name. That would take you to a login page.

    But you would never (ever, ever, ever) let anyone login to your cpanel because then they would have access to everything on your account -upload and download files, but also every e-mail account, file permissions, FTP accounts, databases, domain transfers, adding and removing services - a real nightmare.

    I'll explain a little about why I sound so paranoid. I had (note the past tense) a client who asked me for the password so they could download a file - they thought that since I had finished the site, they could just take over (apparently they thought that you could just copy-and-paste from Word to create content). Anyway, they changed the password, which effectively locked me out of the site, and then screwed up the site really badly. As a final show of absurdity, they then came screaming at me, threatening to sue if I didn't fix it.
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    I think personally if you're going to host multiple domains a better option than the model AlphaMare has (ie. one account with add on domains etc.) would be to buy a reseller account from a host - that way each of your customers/sites would have their own control panel and the nightmare story that we've just all heard could not happen (ie. they could only change THEIR password, not yours or anybody else's).

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    How, incidently, can I be a "New Member" when I've posted 868 messages?? Yet "graphicsman" is a "Member" on 50??

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    Quote Originally Posted by seanmiller, post: 202444
    I think personally if you're going to host multiple domains a better option than the model AlphaMare has (ie. one account with add on domains etc.) would be to buy a reseller account from a host - that way each of your customers/sites would have their own control panel and the nightmare story that we've just all heard could not happen (ie. they could only change THEIR password, not yours or anybody else's).

    Sean
    Hi - I think I explained badly - the addons and subdomains are mine, and nobody touches my cpanel.

    The client locked me out of their account (a separate one) and messed up the site. They had wanted to prove to me that they could "do" the site as easily as I could and that I was charging them too much. Once they messed it up they panicked and came to me to fix it in a hurry.

    In the end I got back in and fixed the site, and they admitted it was harder than they thought, while still peevishly wanting to know why they couldn't just cut and paste from Word to make changes on a page.

    I suggested if they wanted to do the updates themselves, which was not in our contract, I could set them up with WordPress, but it would cost a bit more. They went ballistic and fired me on the spot.

    They still have not paid me, but on the other hand I don't have to deal with them any more and it wasn't a lot of money, so I guess I kinda broke even on that one.
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