Where To Host My Clients

Jun 5, 2009

I've been developing websites for clients on and off for about 5 years. I've recently gotten more serious about developing as my client base is growing. So, as I get more clients I develop sites for I need to figure out where to host the sites.

So, the question is VPS, Dedicated, or Shared. How do I compete with companies that charge $6.99 for so much data transfer and storage?

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Do You Host Your Clients?

Jun 5, 2009

How do you deal with your clients in reguards to hosting. Its just I have a couple of jobs coming up. Do you host them yourself or just point them into the right direction of a good host and use them?

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I have a client who had me redesign his bands website which is currently hosted at 1and1.com. I've never dealt with them before, so I was wondering what everyone's thoughts are on them. So far the technical support has been giving us a hard time retrieving the cpanel password which is different from the ftp. Other then that, is this a reliable host for a band selling there music, or would I be better off switching to another host such as jaguarpc.com?

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I am about to host a ton of client sites, and need a good host to support them all at a good rate.

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Jan 6, 2009

I have 35 clients hosting on my dedicated server.

I am going to be ending my service as a host provider, and I need to transfer all of my clients to a new host.

Many of my clients sites were written 3-4 years ago in php while global vars was still off, and so many of the sites might not function correctly if I just pop them to a new host.

My first solution would be to bypass the php .ini file with a public_html/ based ini that would override any newer server settings.

Does anyone know of a good host that could take my clients? And also support the php version locally to the shared account?

I need a host that is reliable, and honest.

Am I going about this the right way?

I am open to any suggestions or advice on this.

I should probably add, all of my clients pay on an annual basis from $89-$140. None of my clients run video sites or any heavy media stuff.

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I will soon be meeting a few people who plan on selling their clients to me that are currently hosting with them.

I have never bought/sold clients before and would like some guidance from the community here on WHT.

Correct me if im wrong.

I should consider purchasing those clients who's contracts are going to expire soon, preferably within the next 6 months atleast?

Should i or should i not purchase clients who they have recently taken a renewal fee from that will last for atleast another 6 months?

How will calculate on what prices they should be selling their clients to me for? Are they going to add up a years worth of hosting before they set a final sale price?
At the end of the day i dont want to take on clients who have already paid for their hosting and wont be expiring anytime soon. I think, if i take them on board now they will be using up my hosting resources at my expense which i will have to wait until their next renewal is due.

The guys i will be buying the clients from have their current hosting plans as follows:

Monthly prices range from £1.90 £5.00 £9.50 £15.50,

Yearly prices range from £19.00 £50.00 £95.00 £155.00

Depending on what packages their clients are on now, how much do you think on average 5 clients would be worth roughly?

Before i purchase what else do i need to look into?

What other questions do i need to ask other than the likelihood of how long they expect their clients to stay with them/(me).

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Apr 2, 2009

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Apr 21, 2008

I did an FTP of a high res photo to a client. They got it fine.

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Nut really this is the very first time I hear of the host, and I need to know If anybody has experience or knows someting if this provider, to help me making a decision.

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Are you also getting a complete lack of service and customer support?

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Am I alone here?

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Dec 22, 2008

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Is there any log recording software that they can not delete the record and I get full information of every thing they do?

somthing like email seding all logs so that it does not remain in the server.

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Jan 16, 2007

We're having a small problem with one of our Ventrilo boxes (Linux) that seems to be blocking users from connecting. The DC (The Planet) is reporting that the issue is likely with the user and my tech is also saying the same thing. I have reason to believe they're both wrong but wanted to see if anyone had any ideas.

Here are 3 tracert's that show normal activity until the user reaches the DC network and then they can't reach our server.

All 3 of these are from different users experiencing the exact same problem.

Tracing route to ca.13.1343.static.theplanet.com [] over a maximum of 30 hops:
1 2 ms 1 ms <1 ms
2 * * * Request timed out.
3 70 ms 72 ms 24 ms
4 127 ms * 13 ms 10g-9-3-ur02.longmont.co.denver.comcast.net [68. 86.103.157]
5 103 ms 87 ms 66 ms 10g-9-1-ur01.longmont.co.denver.comcast.net [68. 86.103.161]
6 12 ms 11 ms 12 ms 10g-3-1-ar01.denver.co.denver.comcast.net [68.86 .103.154]
7 9 ms 9 ms 23 ms
8 11 ms 12 ms 11 ms
9 45 ms 42 ms 33 ms tbr2-p013702.dvmco.ip.att.net []
10 31 ms 34 ms 126 ms tbr2-cl33.dlstx.ip.att.net []
11 145 ms 32 ms 31 ms gar1-p3100.dlrtx.ip.att.net []
12 38 ms 32 ms 31 ms
13 30 ms 34 ms 32 ms te7-1.dsr02.dllstx3.theplanet.com []
14 34 ms 32 ms 30 ms vl41.dsr01.dllstx4.theplanet.com []
15 59 ms 142 ms 48 ms gi1-0-2.car02.dllstx4.theplanet.com [ 34]
16 * * * Request timed out.
17 * * * Request timed out.
18 * * * Request timed out.
19 * * * Request timed out.
20 * * * Request timed out.
21 * * * Request timed out.
22 * * * Request timed out.
23 * * * Request timed out.
24 * * * Request timed out.
25 * * * Request timed out.
26 * * * Request timed out.
27 * * * Request timed out.
28 * * * Request timed out.
29 * * * Request timed out.
30 * * * Request timed out.

Tracing route to ca.13.1343.static.theplanet.com [] over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms
2 8 ms 7 ms 10 ms
3 9 ms * 7 ms GE-2-37-ur01.aberdeen.wa.seattle.comcast.net [68 .86.98.9]
4 9 ms 13 ms * te-5-2-ur01.olympia.wa.seattle.comcast.net [68.8 6.96.6]
5 11 ms * 12 ms te-8-4-ar01.burien.wa.seattle.comcast.net [68.86 .96.10]
6 14 ms 19 ms 14 ms
7 69 ms 69 ms 70 ms tbr1011401.st6wa.ip.att.net []
8 72 ms 76 ms 74 ms tbr2-cl10.sffca.ip.att.net []
9 73 ms 66 ms 67 ms tbr1-cl30.sffca.ip.att.net []
10 67 ms 68 ms 69 ms tbr1-cl3.la2ca.ip.att.net []
11 70 ms 67 ms 67 ms tbr1-cl20.dlstx.ip.att.net []
12 67 ms 68 ms 67 ms gar1-p340.dlrtx.ip.att.net []
13 65 ms 66 ms 65 ms
14 66 ms 66 ms 65 ms te9-1.dsr02.dllstx3.theplanet.com []
15 68 ms 67 ms 68 ms vl42.dsr02.dllstx4.theplanet.com []
16 67 ms 66 ms 66 ms gi1-0-1.car02.dllstx4.theplanet.com [ ]
17 * * * Request timed out.
18 * * * Request timed out.
19 * * * Request timed out.
20 * * * Request timed out.
21 * * * Request timed out.
22 * * * Request timed out.
23 * * * Request timed out.
24 * * * Request timed out.
25 * * * Request timed out.
26 * * * Request timed out.
27 * * * Request timed out.
28 * * * Request timed out.
29 * * * Request timed out.
30 * * * Request timed out.

1 9 ms 5 ms 7 ms
2 7 ms 7 ms * GE-2-37-ur01.gigharbor.wa.seattle.comcast.net [6 86.99.9]
3 * * * Request timed out.
4 13 ms 9 ms 11 ms
5 64 ms 66 ms 64 ms
6 67 ms 67 ms 273 ms tbr2-cl10.sffca.ip.att.net []
7 67 ms 73 ms 69 ms tbr1-cl30.sffca.ip.att.net []
8 66 ms 66 ms 65 ms tbr1-cl3.la2ca.ip.att.net []
9 68 ms 64 ms 63 ms tbr1-cl20.dlstx.ip.att.net []
0 67 ms 70 ms 66 ms gar1-p340.dlrtx.ip.att.net []
1 70 ms 68 ms 67 ms
2 72 ms 69 ms 66 ms te9-1.dsr02.dllstx3.theplanet.com []
3 63 ms 65 ms 65 ms vl42.dsr02.dllstx4.theplanet.com []
4 69 ms 75 ms 69 ms gi1-0-1.car02.dllstx4.theplanet.com [
5 * * * Request timed out.
6 * * * Request timed out.
7 * * * Request timed out.
8 * * * Request timed out.
9 * * * Request timed out.
0 * * * Request timed out.

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What I would like to see is a possibility of a mail client that is either web based, or something I can add to my server that allows me to take advantage on IMAP - and have it work like it is supposed to. I like the functionality of pop3 in outlook because it allows you to easily delete and maintain a clean inbox.

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I tried to bypass my Linksys router and go directly through my cable model. They still do not work.

I *CAN* connect to an FTP site using telnet command.

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His site usually does about 2-6 GB traffic a month, and he's now over 450 GB for the month of December as of earlier today (being Dec 6th - 6 days into the month).
The traffic is from (or if using proxies, appears to be from) multiple residential IPs - with over 90 simultaneous users on the site at any given time.

First they were hitting a particular image, and when access to that image was removed, they've just been hitting the home page since.

Besides taking his site offline, any thoughts here on how to keep him online?
I discussed with him moving to his own dedicated 10mbps/unmetered system - but with the escalation here, I'd imagine they'd use up all that bandwidth in short order as well.

Any experience on how long these attacks generally continue? All I can think is that he's hurting a competitor who is now using this as a tactic to cripple the online business/success/etc. This business (for the types of products they sell) for the most part is pretty small though, and I can't imagine one of the competitors really has the knowledge on how to do this themselves - or even coordinate it themselves (or they'd be in another business making more $$$). If they're not coordinating it themselves, any idea on how much it might be costing the competitor to have someone else coordinate such an attack?

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There is only one IP on my server and I think the problem may deal with X-Headers? (correct me if I am wrong)

Is there any way to use the server IP address for when my customer is using the proxy server.

My squid.conf looks like the following:
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maximum_object_size 4096 KB
cache_store_log none
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acl Safe_ports port 80
acl Safe_ports port 21
acl Safe_ports port 443 563
acl Safe_ports port 70
acl Safe_ports port 210
acl Safe_ports port 1025-65535
acl Safe_ports port 280
acl Safe_ports port 488
acl Safe_ports port 591
acl Safe_ports port 777
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acl purge method PURGE
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http_access deny purge
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Does anybody know where the disparity in her FTP settings might be coming into play that causes this?

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I am a reseller for SkyNetHosting.Net for about 3 months now and yes we are new in hosting business. For this pass 2 months I'm having issues with my host server firewall. Every time I get myself blacklist I have to summit a ticket asking for my IP to be whitelist. Its fine with me but I don't think my clients are happy with this as we are getting almost 90% non-renewal rate..

They keep saying its my fault.. Ok, I can take that.. But how do I explain to my clients and most importantly my client's visitors??

Is there anything on the firewall settings that they should tweak to minimize this?

I never had any problem when I was at hostgator...

My user experience with you guys so far has been excellent, especially the support department and if I were to single out your tech support employee, it has to be Nathan. Thumbs up for his fast and reliable support.

However I have one major complain.. And that is your firewall issue as I keeps getting block/blacklist even for a mere moment of connecting to Luna Server for less than 10sec. Yes, you heard me.. just 10sec after i login to the internet and browse my sites there is a high possibility of my IP getting blacklist.

We're not a pure web hosting company, we received more web design projects where by they also host their website on our server. So you see, we maintain most of our clients website and regular FTP to multiple websites are required.

Here are the list of things I would do 1st thing when I login to internet, including my employee and my business partner. So if we multiply the below by 4 .. We will get blacklist for sure, most of the times!!

1. Login WHMCS
2. Login Livezilla Chat Support
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I hope you guys can re-look into the firewall sensitivity settings where by it reduce or better still does not effect us business wise.

My Host reply to ticket


I recommend to change ALL your FTP/cPanel passwords at once and if you are saving them on browser, FTP clients not to do it anymore. If possible try to login from a deferent clean laptop/PC and see if you get the same problem.

Kind Regards,
Jessica S.


Customers who save their FTP login credentials in FTP softwares like FileZilla, Cute-FTP, WS_FTP-Pro, Dreamweaver or Frontpage are prone to malicious scripts injections from their PC's using their legit cPanel login details via FTP and the owner of the domain/account were not even aware of it. Your login credentials are leaked to the hackers once a Trojan or Virus gets installed on your Windows Machine.

The easiest way to save your login credentials would be, to save them in a text document without saving the Domain name or Login Host information in the same document. To be absolutely sure your FTP account won’t get compromised, we highly recommend you choose a strong password which contains a combination of upper and lower case letters, numbers and special characters such as $?£;: while adding a new FTP login name from your cpanel control panel. If you manage multiple websites may not like this change, but losing your data and then losing your rankings in Search Engines will create more trouble.

Few reads about this:


Thank you for your time.

Best Regards,
SkyNetHosting.Net Inc.

Honestly I don't think this issue can be resolve on the user end as we are currently facing a monthly non-renewal rate of 90% from our clients. If this goes on we would end up losing our reputation and most importantly our business.

Yes, I can tell them the same message that your tech support replied to me. But my clients do not understand and they would rather find a host that are less complicated "firewall sensitive". Is there somehow you can recalibrate the firewall sensitivity, so we all can have our peace?

My client on chat support

Hi Chester.

My Cpanel username is 'justin'.

This is with regards to my problem with the IP whitelist.

I need a no-nonsense answer.

I have visitors from the US complaining that they cannot view my site.

I cannot possibly be whitelisting everyone.

So, is it possible to tweak the filtering/firewall settings?

If it is not possible, I would like to exercise my money-back guarantee and close my account.

I would like a day to download my files and databases if that is possible.

I can pay a pro-rated amount.

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To help these customers out I was wondering if I could start a DNS service. Each client would get access to it for free regardless of their operating system or management plan. They could point their domains to the nameservers and use the DNS service to point the domain's A records to their servers.

From the start, I have been using EditDNS and still using it. But coming to think of it, its getting more unstable day by day even though they have 5 servers spread across the globe. I am planning on to move to EveryDNS. With this move, I'd like to use their services for my clients too. Rather than running my own DNS servers - I feel this could work out more efficient and reliable.

So what I am planning on doing here is more like creating private namesevers to mask EveryDNS's nameservers. Then have a custom script site built to interact with EveryDNS's APIs. Sounds like a good idea? Then my customer uses the script's interface to create/delete/edit records, etc.

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