Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by DillDoe, Mar 6, 2010.
which one is easier to set and can handle server load better?
Reseller is easier since you don't have to manage anything to do with the server itself - it's just upload and go. Can be a convenient way to manage lots of websites if you don't have server admin experience.
VPS you're in charge of the operating system (how familiar are you with linux admin?) as well as setting up Apache, PHP, MySQL as well as server security. VPS you have more control, which is generally a good thing if you know what you're doing.
What are you wanting to host?
You can resell with it if needed.
It really depends on your needs. If you're just needing something to host a few sites and don't need much control then a reseller account will be just fine. If you prefer to have control over every aspect of the server then a VPS would be a better choice. If you have no experience with doing server admin stuff I would suggest a reseller account as it is already hardened and ready to go. A VPS isn't with 99% of the vendors out there, however, a few do offer fully managed VPS accounts and will set it up for you.
As far as handling server loads go, in some instances a reseller account will handle server loads better. The reason being is it is on a dedicated server and has access to the entire cpu and ram. A vps only has access to what it is allocated.
The easiest to set up is reseller account because it almost always comes with tools like CPanel. Managed VPS is harder, un-managed VPS is hardest.
However, with VPS, you get the most from your $.