Following the nightmare that were my attempts to transfer my hosting from 1and1 to Heart & the subsequent efforts to transfer them back again (because of unforeseen costs), I had started to have problems with 1and1 over my price comparison site, UK Shopping Spree, which had previously been running for months without any issues! All of a sudden, it was supposedly taking ALL the resources of the shared server I was on & I was told the only options were fix the site, or have a dedicated server (from £69.99 per month!). As 1and1 don’t allow access to the error logs for shared server customers, it was going to be a bit of a job to fix the problem within the month demanded.
At this point, I’d had enough & as my .com domains were still hosted at Heart (& I had already paid them for hosting as well) I decided to jump in with both feet & become a hosting reseller as well! Although some of my sites have been offline for about a week (not great), I think I’ve finally got things back to normal (a few tweaks and adjustments are still needed) & most of the sites are back as they were before, albeit a bit out of date :o/ The ones of greatest concern were the membership sites, but hopefully this won’t cause any problems (fingers crossed).
The Heart reseller plan is only £29.99 a month & the features offered are pretty comprehensive, with one step installation of WordPress & Joomla! available, a limitless number of databases & stacks of other tools & utilities that will make it easier for me to offer a much more comprehensive web building service, as well as the web hosting itself.
I do have a couple of web design jobs lined up now, so I don’t really have time to get to grips with all the options for configuring the online version of the web hosting at the moment, but have added my cheap web hosting plans to the FreshWebz site as well as information on buying domain names through FreshWebz. As soon as I get the sites built for my clients, I can get to work on the automated hosting platform.