Building a reseller website
It may be true that the inetrnet is full of websites that teach you how to build websites, but this is not the point, the truth of the matter is that we want our resellers focusing on the content rather than focusing on HTML and CSS, we don't want to waste much time learining how to use the tools we have either, We want the reseller to have to learn only enough to add pages to the website, and then focus on content that can drive traffic.
So, what we did was make a small application (We would like to call it STA for Simple Active Templating Application), the reason for the name is not to call it SATA, But it is really what we aim for, We want it as simple as possible, Active so that it can change themes for all pages on the fly by editing one file, and Templating Application is really what it is.
This little program was started on 20th october 2009 when we realised that one of our resellers had the potential of being a very successfull reseller but was not very familiar with HTML, Dreamweaver, or FrontPage.
So once this application is uploaded to a webstite, the user (Reseller) can simply upload design free html pages and the application will add the design around the content automatically after uploading them, If the user downloads a file after uploading it, it would still have no themes attached, and what is different about this application is that it does not requier any changes to the HTML pages, just write your content, Link the pages together and upload, the theme app will do the rest.
So on this page, we will not get into installing SATA on your Linux hosting account (Unfortunatly it does not work with Windows because MOD_REWRITE works best under Linux)
For detailed instructions on using SATA, please visit the SATA page at easywebdns where we keep the documentation up to date with the application, We will also install SATA for our resellers, all they have to do is request the installation directly from us via website live chat.
So assuming that SATA is installed on your website (See link above), we will now show you how to build your website with the help of our very small and simple application.
What we will need
1- A website with SATA properly installed. If not contact us to set it up for you free.
2- A WYSIWYG editor such as Microsoft FrontPage or Adobe Dreamweaver (For authoring content, not designing websites)
3- an FTP client such as FileZilla
This tutorial is made of 2 parts, Making a design free website, and Uploading your website, Only the essentials are covered, surely one can learn more on the WYSIWYG editor of choice, but this should mostly be what a reseller needs to start a reseller website that is search engine friendly.
So to continue with this tutorial, Please select the WYSIWYG edior that you use, either FrontPage or DreamWeaver, if you are using any other WYSIWYG editor, you should be able to understand the concept by looking at the DreamWeaver section and adapting it to your software.
Once you are done with the above, you should be able to see a link at the bottom of those pages with instructions on how to upload your website with FileZilla.
A sample active store
Your turn key website is ready the minute you subscribe, No special skills needed, and for the extra skills that make the difference, we teach you them
Features delivered with every reseller account to help you sell.
- Brandable Domain Reseller Turnkey sollution.
- Customise the Reseller Storefront to go with your current products and services, Chose what to offer, For how much, and how your website should look like.
- Free Premium Web Hosting so you can build pages to go alongside your turnkey domain name reseller solution for your visitors and for search engines.
- Free AdCenter and AdWords credits with every reseller account so you can start promoting right away.
- BEST buy rates in the industry!
- No deposit, no advance purchases and no minimum sales required!
- Our web designers and developers are not only here to help, But to build for you if you want, And are ready to answer any questions you may have.
- DRD support is available to chat with you right here on this website, Before or after you become a reseller.
- DRD will keep you informed on the latest trends.
Click here to see a list of services you can sell