Wed 14 Sep 2011
When choosing a reseller plan, part of the decision means comparing more than one web hosting company. When comparing companies, there are three essential points to pay close attention to. These are features, price, and customer service.
Hostgator is one of the top web hosting companies available. Hundreds of thousands of people have chosen their web hosting plans through the company. Hostgator has a reputation of being reliable, secure, and affordable, but how do they stack up against the competition?
When it comes to reseller hosting plans, here is what Hostgator brings to the table. First, Hostgator provides a variety of features that are all available after signing up. Upon signing up, all Hostgator clients are given access to the reseller control panel called the Web Host Manager (WHM).
The WHM control panel allows Hostgator’s clients to give their own clients access to a cPanel control panel. This panel becomes the user’s own control panel and provides them with an easy way to create and modify their own websites.
Hostgator’s clients are afforded a number of features from their control panels. The control panel uses the latest features available from cPanel and is available in multiple languages. Clients are able to easily monitor their servers, create their own types of hosting packages with specified bandwidth, disk space, databases, email, and a number of other features.
Hostgator clients have complete control over their control panels, making themselves the administrator, which enables them to create and disable accounts, modify passwords, as well as DNS. With Hostgator’s control panel, each client can individualize their own control panel and brand it with their company logo.
The control panel features that Hostgator clients are able to pass along to their own clients are wide ranging and valuable features that their clients need to run their websites. Their clients use the latest cPanel control panel enabling them to monitor their website statistics using Webalizer, AWStats, Referrer and Error Logs, and Raw Log Manager. Other features include customer error pages and password protected directories, a web based file manager, IP Deny Manager, Hotlink Protection, and Redirect URL.
Along with these features come a number of essential programming and database features. MySQL databases with phpMyAdmin access are unlimited, FrontPage extensions are provided, the programming languages include Fast CGI, CGI, PHP 5, Perl, Ruby on Rails, SSI, and Python. There are several programming modules available as well, including CPAN, Curl, Image Magick, and GD Library. Cron Job Scheduling and SSH access complete the system management tools.
It’s important to note these features when choosing a reseller web host provider because these features are needed to create, modify, and run modern websites. Choosing the cheapest reseller provider is not always the way to go because often times many of these crucial features are not available.
There are web hosting companies out there that provide reseller packages for the fraction of Hostgator’s affordable costs, but they do not provide the features or support at the same caliber as Hostgator. Hostgator has over 500 video tutorials and 680 help articles on their website. They also have a support staff standing by at all times to help clients with any issues.