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Setting Up 400 Websites (2000 point question)

Frylock asked
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Last Modified: 2010-04-20

I am working on setting up 400 or more websites for a chapter-based organization. I will need to host these sites but not managing the individual content. Here is what I am looking to make available to each chapter using one of my sites:

1) A pre-set install that includes my content manager.
2) An interface for setting up mail accounts.
3) Access to a shared MySQL server.

They will each have their own domain name (so I will need to bulk purchase these?)

I expect the sites to come online a few at a time. It is possible that there will eventually be over 1000.

I am willing to get a dedicated server. I do not anticipate a HUGE amount of traffic. I expect each site to get about 250 megabytes of space.

Any recommendations on how to approach this?

(BTW - this is a really tough question so I am going to make it 2000 points and will share through other set-up questions).
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You need a reseller account with cpanel and WHM.

The following companies provide you with:
1) A pre-set install that includes my content manager.
2) An interface for setting up mail accounts.
3) Access to a shared MySQL server.



Which of these four do you think is best?

I would recommend all of them. I manage mher.org myself. so if you have questions feel free to ask.


Argh - I understand that had to be done but I'd rather you didn't. It looked like it was possibly the best solution for me.
don't be sad... it is still easy to find mark's web site...

you can get a lot of feedback on hosting and reseller plans on the web hosting topic ( http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web/Hosting/ )


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