I’ve been doing web design, web development, and digital marketing for more than 10 years. Of the years I’ve done a number of different methods to host my clients’ sites.
In the beginning I would have them pick up cheap hosting and they would manage that relationship. As time went on, the cheap hosting acted (what a surprise) like cheap hosting. I found myself dealing with the hosting issues for my clients and not getting compensated for that time.
I was always wary of handling the hosting relationship directly, because of potential complications resulting with parting ways with certain clients.
Not being one of those web people who hold clients’ sites hostage, I needed to find a way to do it right.
When a fellow developer friend of mine recommended Flywheel (affiliate link) to me it was perfect. I could handle the relationship, get compensated for my time, and if I had to part ways with a client I could easily sign over their account to them.
It’s important that someone who is familiar with the hosting environment deal with hosting. It saves money and time.
It’s a win win.
Do you handle your clients’ hosting for them? How do you deal with all the potential issues that can result from doing it?
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