A few months ago I mentioned that I was hosting my site using a "budget shared hosting plan through my reseller site which is comparable to the hosting plans offered by GoDaddy". In that same article, I also mentioned that although I prefer to run my sites on a Virtual Private/Dedicated Server (VPS/VDS), I wanted to try experimenting with the cheap shared hosting plans despite the plans not offering full MySQL functions such as CREATE TEMPORARY TABLE. For the most part, my sites have been running fine on the shared hosting plans but I wanted better control (oh how I miss Linux command line via secure shell). So, I began searching for a better reseller hosting plan. Unfortunately, my search for the perfect reseller host plan still continues.
I thought my hosting requirements were pretty simple. I wanted a reseller hosting plan that provided CPanel, PHP5, MySQL5, secure shell, and a license to a client billing system such as ClientExec. Oh and I wanted to be sure the hosting plans provided were Drupal friendly. While I host more than just Drupal sites I've found that if the server is configured properly to run Drupal then it can run almost any other PHP-based CMS out there. All in all I wanted a shared hosting plan where I spent less time managing the server, yet had the controls I needed via a Linux shell. Simple enough right? In fact I thought I found a great reseller plan through ResellerZoom (RZ). However, after spending most of my weekend hours trying to work it all out, I've come to the conclusion I'm still looking for something that works better.