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    Hosting Considerations for Space Resale

    I've coded a small blog / file management system that I'd like to charge for space after 25mb (or so). In looking for hosting what should I consider? Will most hosts allow me to resell space like this? Will they even notice? What about when I need more space? Backups?

    Can anyone think of a good book on marketing or issues similar to this?

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    No, your host should not care as long as you are within the boundries of law. However, just to be on the safe side and prevent future headache, you may want to sign up for a reseller hosting account(even though you are not reselling full blown hosting). This would also provide you with access to feature which normally do not sometimes come with standard hosting plans such as unlimited subdomains, e-mails, etc.

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    Carefully read the aup/tos of your host especially with hosts offering ridiculous offerings such as 500gb of disk space and 1TB of transfers for $5.99/mo.

    Most of them will have a clause against this type of usage.
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    Indeed, a number of hosts will not allow reselling off of their shared hosting accounts, or ban free/file hosting services.

    Will they even notice?
    Maybe, maybe not. If you'll be adding hundreds of domains to your account (one for each blog), they might notice at some point. Also, your account's total CPU/memory usage may come under scrutiny.

    Personally, I'd go for a reseller account. Even a VPS might be required, depending on the type of access you need to the server.
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    I believe if you have some doubts regarding that you'd better get in touch with your prospective provider and discuss things with them. Better clarify everything now then latter.
    But that is only my own point of view.
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    No, on the most of the shared web hosts even with unlimited addon domain names options you do not have permission to resell the space. You might be punished for that. Why don't go for the reseller account?
    Hands on support, control panel, billing, private nameservers etc.... ???

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    Thanks guys. Long story short I will read the TOS and strongly consider the reseller package.

    ldcdc: Your sig solved my next question. http://whreviews.com/honest-hosts.htm seems like a good place to start. I've been burned hard by my last host (globat, dont even get me started) and don't trust them with anything.

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    I agree. A reseller plan would be the way go.
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