What is Reseller Hosting?

Reseller Hosting is a form of web hosting wherein “you” (the account owner) have the ability to resell hosting space to other people, setting your own packages, features, and prices.

With Reseller Hosting you as the “reseller” are given permission to sell a certain amount of disk space and bandwidth (from your web hosting company) to your own customers without renting your own dedicated server.

Why should you buy Reseller Hosting instead of a VPS or Dedicated Server?

  • Easily create your own brand: You can be your own hosting company with little upfront cost as a startup.
  • Easy of Use: Reseller Hosting does not require extensive knowledge of the technical aspects of web hosting. Most issues can easily be resolved within your own reseller control panel or through a support ticket to your hosting provider.
  • You are in control: As a reseller you have the ability to create your own hosting plans and prices tailored to your own customers including giving them access to their own cPanel accounts.
  • Great Revenue: Bill your customers, sell more plans and keep all profits! It is really that simple.

 

With SpexHost we offer you the best reseller hosting packages in the industry. We never oversell and you can always count on perfect quality of service. We even include your own billing panel (Clientexec) for free with every reseller hosting purchase!

So what are you waiting for? Start your own reseller account through SpexHost today!

What Exactly is WordPress?

WordPress is an online, open source website creation tool written in PHP. In lamen’s terms, it’s the easiest, most powerful blogging and website CMS (Content Management System) in existence today!

WordPress is used by many popular blogs, news outlets, music sites, foodies and many Fortune 500 companies. You can find out who all use it by visiting here

Why should you use WordPress?

  • Instant and easy setup: It doesn’t take a computer wiz to work with WordPress. With SpexHost it’s nothing but a mouse click away in your cPanel and your site will auto install. No HTML code needed!
  • Good for both your website and blog: Though initially built for the blogger in all of us, WordPress has now evolved into a full featured web content management system that you can use to freely and easily manage any website.
  • Hundreds of thousands of website themes (mostly free!): You don’t even have to create your own website, there are themes for you to pick and choose and you can search many of them within the WordPress system!
  • Plugins for everything and anything: If you want your website to function a certain way chances are there is a plugin for that. With so many to choose from you will be able to set up your website exactly how you want it!
  • Popularity: At least 23% of all websites online today are powered by WordPress! Chances are you have been visiting many of them without even knowing they were!
  • WordPress Community: With millions of users, there are forums and communities everywhere! Connect and learn as well as voice any opinion about WordPress.
  • Search Engine Friendly: WordPress automatically fixes tons of SEO (Search Engine Optimization) issues making your site extremely search engine friendly allowing you to get the right people to your website!
  • Mobile Ready: Everything now is turning mobile. From smartphones to tablets to many other media devices. If you think your customers are visiting your website from a Personal Computer all the time, think again. Many themes have this in mind and come mobile friendly.
  • Open Source: What this means for you is a free from commercial restrictions and limitations environment that means you can use the software how you want and the way you want, anywhere, anytime! It’s also a big reason why over 10 years later it is still growing and evolving to better your website needs!

 

When you choose WordPress you have complete control over your website, whether it is a blog about your favorite recipes, or a business website selling high end soap bars. It is by far the CMS of choice for many people online AND it also comes for free with any hosting package through SpexHost.

What is a SSL Certificate?

SSL or Secure Socket Layer is the security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a web server and a browser. This ensures that all data passed between the web server and browser remain private and integral.  This is important because the information you send on the internet is passed from computer to computer to get to the destination server.

Why do I need a SSL certificate?

When a SSL certificate is used, the information becomes unreadable to everyone except for the server you are sending the information to. This protects you from hackers and identity thieves who try and seek credit card numbers, usernames, passwords and other sensitive information.

Typically these certificates contain your domain name, your company name, your address, your city, your state and your country. It will also contain the expiration date of the certificate and the details of the Certification Authority responsible for the issuance of the Certificate.

As an individual or a company/organization a SSL certificate is important to have. It makes you gain customer and user trust, it’s secure and it makes you a responsible website owner.

With SpexHost we offer a wide variety of SSL Certificates to protect you and your site’s visitors.

The importance of a good domain name

People are often very simple creatures – they struggle to remember things that may be a little confusing or contain ambiguity. This is why it is essential that before you even start your community site, you spend a good amount of time choosing a suitable domain name. The following is what I personally think is the key to a perfect domain name for individual or business use.

Keep it simple

Always keep your domain name as simple and as short as possible. The longer your domain name, the larger the chance of a visitor entering a typo and not being able to find your site. Longer domain names are often more difficult to remember, too.
Use simple words in your domain name – don’t use long, hard to understand words. People should be able to remember your domain name easily and be able to type it into their browser quickly and without error. You should also hold off on putting characters in your domain such as a dash ( – ).

Keep it relevant

Always ensure your domain name is relevant to your community. I would always recommend you try to include a keyword in your chosen domain name. If your site is about goldfish, get that word in your domain name.
Irrelevant domain names can sometimes work thanks to strong branding techniques. When starting a community from scratch though, why make things harder for yourself?
Keep your domain relevant – people should be able to guess what your site will be about from the domain name alone.

Keep it memorable

Keeping a domain name simple and relevant will help visitors remember it. Visitor retention is the key to a successful online community.
You should also consider what ‘Top-Level Domain’ to register. If your site has a strong UK focus, then you should register the ‘.co.uk’ version, but perhaps also register the ‘.com’ and redirect it to your site in order to secure your brand name.
If you are aiming for direct type-in traffic, then you will want to go for the ‘.com’ wherever possible. I will always argue that your choice of top-level domain has little overall significance compared to the overall domain name you choose, though.

A poor choice in domain name can result in failure

All of these are legitimate companies that didn’t spend quite enough time considering how their online names might appear…and be misread.

1. Who Represents is where you can find the name of the agent that represents any celebrity. Their web site is www.whorepresents.com.
2. Experts Exchange is a knowledge base where programmers can exchange advice and views at www.expertsexchange.com.
3. Looking for a pen? Look no further than Pen Island at www.penisland.net.
4. Need a therapist? Try Therapist Finder at www.therapistfinder.com.
5. There’s the Italian Power Generator company, www.powergenitalia.com.
6. And don’t forget the Mole Station Native Nursery in New South Wales, www.molestationnursery.com. (This one has been changed…and thankfully so.)
7. If you’re looking for IP computer software, there’s always www.ipanywhere.com.
8. The First Cumming Methodist Church Web site is www.cummingfirst.com.
9. And the designers at Speed of Art await you at their wacky web site, www.speedofart.com.

These are all legit! (Except number six…they got wise!)

Keep your domain name short, relevant and easy to remember and you already have a head-start over many of the new sites starting up today.

Get your domain and website through SpexHost where we make sure to take care of you.