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Posted February 27, 2017 13.2k views
LAMP StackDigitalOceanUbuntu 16.04


I’m planning to buy a hosting plan from DO, and i want to setup it the way that i can resell it as a shared hosting to customers. I also want to give customers access to manage their own hosting.

Any suggestion what type of plan that will best fit my needs to implement it?


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If the goal is to offer shared hosting and to easily allow customers to manage their accounts, you’ll need some type of control panel (i.e. VestaCP, cPanel, Plesk), unless you plan to setup each account by hand and manage them for your clients. DigitalOcean doesn’t provide those for you and you will need to install them after your Droplet is live.

With shared hosting in mind, I would recommend a 2GB or 4GB Droplet and then scaling as demand requires you to do so.

  • Good thing you mention that DO doesn’t provide free control panel.
    Will the 1GB enough for 2-5 client as shared hosting?

    • that would entirely depend on what is going to be hosted by each clients.

      usually for a single WordPress install recommended memory required is 1GB. but with optimized setup, you could have 4/5 wordpress installation under same 1GB droplet.

    • @brownmamba

      If they are relatively low-traffic, and each installation is using minimal plugins, I’d say 1GB will be fine, though if each installation is using 20-30+ plugins and has moderate to medium traffic, I’d stick with 2-4GB as a starting point.

    • I’m planning to setup web hosting services. but i have one dought in cPanel license. control panel free for my clients if i purchase single license clients will have their own accounts cPanel. can you please explain for cPanel license for my clients or single license for all.

If you really want to start a new business like this, You must contact Vapour host founder and take some tips on it. He is working in the same industry and started at a very young age. He started when he was just a student.

Hi, @brownmamba

As per @jtittle1 suggestion you should probably consider a droplet with control panel so your clients will have their own accounts. cPanel/WHM is available in our marketplace as a one-click install app. You can check it here as well:

New installations of cPanel come with a 15 day free trial. For further use beyond that point a valid license will need to be purchased directly through cPanel.

You can also check management platforms like Plesk:

Hope that this helps!

Please suggest to me the best hosting sever.

I need a server with large space.