What Exactly is Reseller Hosting?

The World Wide Web has become a key fragment of our daily life. Everyone would like to set up their very own online portal, whether for enjoyment, for socialization or business ends. The web hosting business niche is blooming. Why not get a share of the pie yourself?

How did it all start?

This is how my idea to become a hosting reseller was begotten. Maybe it was the same thought that also instigated the first reseller hosting companies to provide such type of services - to enlarge their customer base and to give other persons a chance to earn some profit.

What can you offer?

Most providers distribute Linux-driven web hosting services. Linux is a multi-user OS, which is extremely apposite for both dedicated web hosting and shared hosting servers. The usual reseller hosting platform that companies offer is the cPanel one, because the cPanel hosting Control Panel software includes three access levels - root (retained for the web hosting distributor itself), reseller (that is where you enter) and user (for your clients). Although some do permit overselling, in the majority of the instances you are restricted by the web hosting server disk space and monthly traffic quota restrictions of your hosting reseller package. It is like a sphere, which you fill up with tinier spheres - when you have filled it all up, you cannot add more.

Promote private virtual web hosting server accounts or dedicated web server hosting accounts

The majority of the hosting firms providing private virtual web servers and dedicated server hosting packages do not really mind if you use the VPS web hosting server or the dedicated web server to resell website hosting accounts. If you choose to sell web site hosting accounts using a dedicated hosting server, you will exert full control over the whole physical machine, the opportunity to make any config changes you want and the ability to keep track of all the account owners hosted on it. The private virtual servers offer comparable features, but in the majority of the cases you cannot make any kernel changes or adjustments, which necessitate kernel module reconfiguration. The best hosting Control Panel graphical user interface that enables you to resell hosting accounts using your dedicated server or virtual web server is, once again, cPanel, although you can also utilize DirectAdmin, depending on which hosting CP interface fits your desires better.

What do you require to be a reseller?

In order to be a web hosting reseller and begin your business, you require a web site, a billing software system, a merchant account with an online payment processor such as PayPal, WorldPay, MoneyBookers, 2CheckOut, etc., and a Secure Sockets Layer certificate to ensure that your clients' details are guarded when they make payments using your website when ordering a product. Popular invoicing software systems that you can make use of are WHMCS, AWBS and ClientExec. There is, however, one reseller hosting services provider I've found that gives you a cost-free web hosting reseller account with all that included in it - a ready-to-use website, an invoicing system and even technical support for your clients. The company is ResellersPanel and their hosting reseller program is without an analogue on the marketplace, since they bill and support your customers for you, and permit you to resell their web hosting solutions without having to purchase anything upfront yourself. In addition, they permit you to sell all their web hosting solutions - shared web hosting services, virtual servers, semi-dedicated and dedicated web hosting packages. You can sell all of these to your clients via a turn-key web design template. The profit you earn is basically the difference between their wholesale price and the price you name yourself, so all you need to do is be a good marketing strategist and tempt customers. If that is a bit too innovative for you, they still provide shared cPanel hosting reseller packages, as most reseller hosting companies do, and you can always obtain a private virtual server or a dedicated web hosting server and divide it into web site hosting accounts, which you can promote yourself. The bounties coming with their cPanel hosting reseller plans will render your reseller life easier as well - they give you ClientExec in order to charge and support your customers, an assortment of website templates and even a free-of-cost eNom reseller account. I have had an account with them for a while now and I am quite gratified especially since they introduced data centers in four countries for their shared web site hosting plans - Australia the United States Sweden and Britain. It was a unique chance to expand my hosting business further on 3 continents. What more could I desire?