May 17th 2023
Robiro, a WHTer since 2010, has been out of the hosting game for a number of years and is now looking at reseller hosting (probably) to host some sites. His 4 main points that he'd like some feedback on go like this: Firstly, he has a few sites which target German speaking audiences whilst most of the others target US markets. He wonders if geotargetting is still a thing and, since he hopes to only need a single reseller account, would he be OK hosting everything on the US east coast? Next, he asks if reseller hosting is still a good way of hosting multiple websites when he wants a clean directory structure and separation for each of his sites? His third question asks for a comparison between DirectAdmin and cPanel/WHM, and does DA have the same Softaculous scripts and functionalities like cPanel? Finally, he wants to know about WordPress Toolkit Deluxe and asks if it's been widely implemented among hosting providers and good enough for creating a clone for each site into a staging environment to test WP updates or plugins etc., or are special staging/cloning plugins still recommended? His alternative might be Softaculous as a staging tool if it's reliable enough for creating clones or dev sites. There are already a number of replies but for experienced resellers, or customers who use reseller accounts because of their features over regular hosting, what further input can you bring to help Robiro in his research?
Colohouse Introduces a Sleek New and Streamlined Brand
Following an aggressive acquisition spree in 2021, over the past 18 months, Colohouse has unified seven unique entities and six brands.
This announcement integrates them all with a new set of core values, mission, and strategic pillars.
The brand refresh also signifies a modern and strategic direction for Colohouse, replete with fortified product and service offerings.
New member Thekeyboardkid is trying to find what he describes as "a WordPress blog hosting provider in a sea of sketchy providers" and wants recommendations on who to use. His plan is to start a very basic cybersecurity blog using WordPress but, unfortunately, it seems to him that the market is saturated with bought and paid for positive reviews and sketchy practices. Fortunately he's now found WHT so he's turning to us, his new-found "internet stranger experts", for advice on some legitimate hosting providers. He's identified a likely host but has reservations about how it seems too good to be true. His needs are nothing out of the ordinary: US-based, a "free" domain included, free SSL, projected visitors are somewhere in the dozens to the hundreds, and he's hoping for a reasonable cost for his small use case, less than $10/month preferrably. Can we point him in the right direction?
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