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Posted by adichicago, 09-30-2012, 01:54 PM
hello members, in your opinion is who is a better host when it comes to reseller accounts - site5 or bluehost? thanks

Posted by shovenose, 09-30-2012, 02:20 PM
Site5 is better than Bluehost.

Posted by Host4Geeks-Kushal, 09-30-2012, 02:23 PM
Site5 +1 Undoubtedly.

Posted by DD-Matthew, 09-30-2012, 03:37 PM
Cant say I would recommend site5 as I haven't personally used them, however I can give you some advice stay away from Bluehost. Do you have any specific requirements which you are after ? maybe we can give you some pointers.

Posted by DavidBee, 09-30-2012, 04:47 PM
You can find many happy site5 users on these forums. Personally I would choose Site5 due to the many choice in locations.

Posted by peeves, 09-30-2012, 05:02 PM
Hmmm..I've tried both Bluehost and Site5 before. What are the criteria for comparing the two? Price - well BlueHost is a few bucks lesser than what you would spend at Site5 for basic reseller plan. Space/BW - Bluehost is offering higher BW/Space for their basic plan as well. Performance - Now this is the fun part. Many have reported BlueHost as being very strict with their resources. If your account is hogging a lot of CPU/Ram, due to running several dynamic scripts, then your account can get suspended. However on Site5, they've also outlined several things that they don't want to see you doing. http://www.site5.com/legal/resource-usage/standard/ In my opinion it's probably best to see first what kind of customer base you're going to handle, then calculate the possible resource usage for each client, and the scripts you're going to install and run on the server, before taking the plunge into either BlueHost or Site5. Make sure to read the TOS, AUP and other supplemental documentation. It's for your own protection. Last edited by peeves; 09-30-2012 at 05:03 PM. Reason: fixed the title.

Posted by Tuguhost, 09-30-2012, 07:51 PM
1 site5 Dont use bluehost reseller

Posted by arelink, 10-01-2012, 01:11 AM
I have used site5 in the past and their service is very good. Their response time is quick and I never had any problems. I would recommend you try them out.

Posted by bruc, 10-01-2012, 01:35 AM
Site5...no Bluehost

Posted by kpmedia, 10-01-2012, 02:11 AM
Don't use BlueHost. (EIG brands are best avoided.)

Posted by KhoiPro, 10-01-2012, 08:06 AM
Wow, so from my check, BlueHost is good for hosting, not reseller.

Posted by kpmedia, 10-01-2012, 09:07 AM
I'd still suggest avoiding EIG brands, period. . .

Posted by target, 10-01-2012, 12:42 PM
I have reselleraccounts at three company's and Site5 is far out the best.

Posted by cutabovehost, 10-01-2012, 01:41 PM
I am curious what made you choose between the two. What factors is it that caused you to choose them?

Posted by cutabovehost, 10-01-2012, 01:43 PM
Why avoid them?

Posted by Tuguhost, 10-01-2012, 02:14 PM
cutabove find bluehost reseller review in google or wht you would know why we must avoid bluehost reseller plan

Posted by cutabovehost, 10-01-2012, 06:00 PM
Ah so excessive overselling

Posted by adichicago, 10-02-2012, 04:07 PM
hello all, sorry for not replying to any of your posts/questions but i was sick for a few days. i guess i was the first one to catch the cold/flue in the new season. really appreciate all the feedback and here are a few answers. i'm a web designer and i'm looking for a decent hosting company offering reseller accounts. i don't need anything crazy as my sites are mostly static or simple wordpress sites. my goal is simply to find a reliable company to do business with. i'm really trying to stay away from "small shops". i'm not saying "small shops" are bad but it's just my personal preference. i'm more looking for a well established company. why i choose site5 vs bluehost. simply googled "reseller hosting", found them on there, signed up for a free trial at site5 and that's it. would really welcome any pointers but would prefer pointers that are backed up with personal experience. i guess there are only a few things i need to make sure the reseller account offers; - private label - cpanel for clients - price should be $20 - $30 a month - would like to be able to host at least 20 domains. again - really appreciate all the feedback!

Posted by target, 10-02-2012, 04:09 PM
You can't go wrong with Site5.

Posted by cutabovehost, 10-02-2012, 05:07 PM
Free trials can be trouble. It is a nice thing since you get to see what it is like. But that leaves it wide open for anyone in the world to sign up and abuse the server and be gone in no time flat. The size of the company really doesn't matter. You see companies getting bad reviews lately that are large and have been around a long time. I have been reading bad reviews on WHT about TurnkeyInternet and they are both a large company and been around for a long time. But I keep seeing people posting about long waits for support responses. Burst.net is another huge company that has the size for sure. But they have some really bad reviews here. I will tell you to pick wisely and do research for complaints. It is a major pain and headache to have to move to another host at a later date. Especially once your site has GIGs of data to move.

Posted by HostJedi, 10-02-2012, 05:19 PM
Very few with any validity/teeth to them, and a drop in the bucket compared to our overall client base. PS - Free trials and complaints go hand in hand, due to the type of clientele they attract... . .

Posted by adichicago, 10-02-2012, 05:31 PM
i do agree about the size of the company i just don't want to end up with someone running a few esx servers in their basement but i guess this is where the research part comes in

Posted by adichicago, 10-02-2012, 05:34 PM
feel free to suggest any company you believe is a great partner when it comes to reseller accounts

Posted by adichicago, 10-02-2012, 05:46 PM
i went with the free trial just to check out the control panels, server speed and few other things. hate to pay for something i won't use or is not suitable for my business.

Posted by cutabovehost, 10-02-2012, 05:47 PM
I don't want you to get the wrong idea. I don't have any Burst.net servers YET, but those SSD offers are looking nice. And to be honest I have seen in those very same conversations people talking about how they have never had an issue with Burst.net. So even with a huge company you will have some chance of things going wrong. I would be very concerned about any host offering free trials. That opens the flood gates wide open for people to abuse servers sending spam or other malicious activity. Honestly a 30 day money back guarantee should be sufficient enough for most people that they will be taken care of. That protects them and their customers from abusive registrations. Spammers and people with warez/porn sites are always looking for some hole to do damage. Heck you get enough trouble when you post super low rate coupons codes to save 50% or more on hosting. I guess their thinking is that they will attract as many as possible and deal with the headaches of the abuse then weed those out and keep the good ones. Problem with that is there are so many out there that abandone a host at the first sign of trouble. So something like that can really end up costing you in the end.

Posted by adichicago, 10-02-2012, 05:49 PM
let me add one more to the group - namecheap. i think they are more in the business of domains than hosting.

Posted by domaincart, 10-02-2012, 07:11 PM
I had used Site5 for a few years long time ago. But then moved to another provider because of downtime and too slow and poor support.

Posted by Atlanical-Mike, 10-03-2012, 01:17 AM
Out of them two options I recommend site5 I've not used them but BlueHost is part of EIG which are rubbish in my honest opinion.

Posted by target, 10-03-2012, 02:15 AM
Weird I have the opposite experience ... tickets are answered really fast en i can't even remember a downtime or a server being slow or having high loads. I can tell you that these things are a lot better than the 2 other providers (also higly rated here on WHT) i am having a resellerpackage at.

Posted by adichicago, 10-05-2012, 01:06 PM
i guess i'll give site5 a try. thanks for all your feedback

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