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What is Hosting Reseller?

There are lots of means of gaining revenue on the Internet and one of them is to sell the web hosting solutions supplied by a given host. This offers endless opportunities for everyone who desires to make extra profit. There are several kinds of hosting reseller solutions, depending on the hosting reseller's degree of commitment and, of course, on the hosting distributor that provides the web hosting service. Before looking into that, let us first explore

What is a web hosting reseller solution?

A reseller hosting service is a kind of web hosting user account, which allows the reseller to set up separate sub-accounts that can be sold to different clients. This is commonly achieved by granting the reseller access to a main web hosting reseller account, via which he can set up various web hosting accounts with the space provided by the reseller hosting package, for which he pays a given tax. This is a lot like the shared hosting solution and precisely like it, with most reseller web hosting programs, a lot of reseller accounts share one and the same server and are not granted root access to the server configuration files. Such hosting reseller programs are usually not that high-priced. Still, they do bar the hosting resellers from providing other forms of hosting solutions apart from shared packages.

Various forms of hosting reseller services

Beside the already mentioned way of reseller hosting accounts, there are also a few different ways that work just as fine. Yet, they differ in terms of the degrees of participation and the budget amount that each of them demands. As mentioned, the most popular mode of reselling solutions offers you limited possibilities and you risk losing your funds if things don't go well. This is why, bigger web hosting distributors like Resellers Panel offer different modes of reselling hosting packages without having to buy anything in advance, or to even cope with the provision of technical and invoicing support. With their reseller web hosting program, the web hosting reseller subscribes free of cost and defines his very own retail prices for the solutions, which are being offered directly from his web store. Because billing transactions are tackled by Resellers Panel's team, the reseller does not need to purchase the service upfront. He's just going to obtain the difference between the retail and the wholesale price as a commission. The web hosting reseller also has the possibility to deliver hosting services like virtual web hosting server accounts, semi-dedicated packages and dedicated web server hosting accounts. More or less, his job comes down to popularizing the service and offering support to the end customers and with web hosting companies that do not demand preliminary fees and handle the invoicing and customer support provision, the only duty left for the web hosting reseller will be to advertise his personal brand's web store. Another option will be to create separate accounts on a VPS, or on a dedicated web hosting server. With the majority of web hosting vendors, you may obtain those 2 services with a cPanel, DirectAdmin, or some other Control Panel, pre-installed on them. That will allow you to create various shared web hosting accounts and have full authority over both the users and the hosting server itself. Furthermore, on a dedicated hosting server, you may set up different VPS server accounts and sell them to your clients. One single dedicated web server may keep 1000's of virtual hosting server accounts, depending on the web server's specifications. This will permit you to provide a larger assortment of services to your clients, which will furnish you with more options when advertising your online store. Certainly, using a private virtual web server or a dedicated hosting server for hosting reseller aims is much more costly than using a conventional web hosting reseller account. This is why, this opportunity should be contemplated only on condition that the hosting reseller has enough knowledge and experience needed to handle a web server, otherwise it's recommendable to either sign up for a regular hosting reseller program, or for the already mentioned Free Reseller Program offered by Resellers Panel, which requires less dedication from the web hosting reseller.