What reseller tools should I use to keep track of my clients sites?
February 5, 2009 3:10 PM   Subscribe

I'm a web developer who has to handle a couple of my clients websites. Mostly small, static sites without much traffic, but a couple of Ruby on Rails websites too. I don't particularly want to get a full-on reseller account as my clients don't really need to access their control panels and be billed through a separate system etc. At the moment I'm just using a decent hosting account with all of the sites running in their own domains. I'd like to know what reseller tools you guys use to help you keep track of your various websites / monitor their progress and uptime / bill your clients for the hosting?
posted by xanderbeedle to Computers & Internet (2 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
 
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I'm a web developer who has to handle a couple of my clients websites. Mostly small, static sites without much traffic, but a couple of Ruby on Rails websites too.


I don't particularly want to get a full-on reseller account as my clients don't really need to access their control panels and be billed through a separate system etc. At the moment I'm just using a decent hosting account with all of the sites running in their own domains.


I'd like to know what reseller tools you guys use to help you keep track of your various websites / monitor their progress and uptime / bill your clients for the hosting?
posted by xanderbeedle at 3:13 PM on February 5, 2009


I use a host with cPanel, through mxhub.com as my provider. I didn't like the idea of a reseller account either at first, but once I got past 3 sites, it almost became a necessity. Splitting them off into their own control panels makes maintenance much easier, if only for you as the admin. Also, it may be cheaper on your end to get the reseller account instead of several smaller ones.

cPanel also has the useful feature that you can save and import a domain / site as a backup package. If someone wants to come to you from another cPanel host, they just back up the site, give you the file, and you upload it - and you're done. If you need to part ways, you can give them a backup of the site and they go their own way with everything intact.
posted by GJSchaller at 4:58 PM on February 5, 2009 [1 favorite]


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