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What Is Reseller Hosting?

The World Wide Web has become an indispensable element in our everyday routine. Everyone wishes to launch their very own website, whether for amusement, for socialisation or commercial purposes. The hosting industry niche is thriving. Why not get a slice of the pie yourself?

How did it all begin?

This is how my wish to be a web hosting reseller was conceived. Possibly it was the very same idea that also stimulated the earliest pioneering reseller hosting suppliers to furnish such type of hosting solutions - to grow their client base and to give other people a possibility to earn some money.

ResellersPanel (Starter Plan)
$2.50
per month
Web Hosting Space: Unlimited
Website Bandwidth: Unlimited
Hosted Site Names: 1
E-mail Addresses: 100
FTPs: Unlimited
Domains Parked: Unlimited
Free Top Level Domain: No
InnoDB: Yes
Node.js: Optional
Memcached: Optional
Uninterrupted Service Operation: 99.9% Uptime

What can you resell?

The majority of the providers supply Linux-powered web hosting solutions. Linux is a multi-user OS, which is extremely applicable for both dedicated web hosting and shared hosting servers. The typical reseller hosting platform that vendors provide is the cPanel one, as the cPanel web hosting CP graphical user interface offers 3 access levels - root (designated for the hosting company itself), reseller (that is where you come in) and user (for your customers). Although some do allow overselling, in most cases you are restricted by the server disk storage space and web traffic limitations of your web hosting reseller package. It is like a sphere, which you stuff with smaller spheres - when you have stuffed it all up, you cannot add more.

Sell VPS solutions or dedicated hosting server packages

Most of the hosting suppliers offering private virtual web hosting server accounts and dedicated server plans do not really mind if you utilize the virtual web hosting server or the dedicated hosting web server to sell web site hosting accounts. If you choose to resell website hosting accounts using a dedicated server, you will get full control over the whole physical server, the opportunity to make any configuration adjustments you deem fit and the possibility to keep track of all the account owners hosted on it. The virtual web servers offer similar specifications, but in most cases you cannot make any kernel changes or modifications, which involve kernel module reconfiguration. The finest web hosting CP user interface that permits you to resell website hosting accounts utilizing your dedicated or private virtual web server is, once again, cPanel, although you can also utilize DirectAdmin, depending on which web hosting Control Panel user interface suits your expectations better.

What do you need to become a hosting reseller?

In order to be a reseller and begin your hosting business, you demand a web site, a billing system, a merchant account with an online payment processor such as PayPal, WorldPay, MoneyBookers, 2CheckOut, and so on, and an SSL certificate to guarantee that your clients' info is safe when they make payments using your website when purchasing a product. Well-known invoicing platforms that you can avail of are WHMCS, AWBS and ClientExec. There is, though, one reseller web hosting company I've chanced on that gives you a cost-free reseller web hosting account with all that included in it - a ready-to-use website, an invoicing software system and even support for your customers. The reseller web hosting company is ResellersPanel and their hosting reseller program is unique on the market, as they bill and support your clients for you, and permit you to sell their web hosting solutions without having to buy anything beforehand yourself. In addition, they permit you to sell all their hosting services - shared hosting plans, VPS hosting servers, semi-dedicated and dedicated hosting plans. You can sell all of these to your clients via a ready-to-use website template. The profit you make is actually the difference between their wholesale price and the price you designate yourself, so all you need to do is be a good marketing tactician and acquire customers. If that is a bit too innovative for you, they still distribute shared cPanel reseller hosting packages, as most reseller web hosting providers do, and you can always get a VPS web hosting server or a dedicated web hosting server and divide it into website hosting accounts, which you can offer yourself. The bonuses offered by their cPanel web hosting reseller plans will make your reseller life easier too - they give you ClientExec in order to bill and support your clients, a compilation of web page themes and even a cost-free eNom reseller account. I have been working with them for a while now and I am rather content, especially since they introduced data center facilities in 4 countries for their shared web hosting packages - Australia, the US, Sweden and the United Kingdom. It was a terrific chance to spread my web hosting business further, on three continents. What more could I ask for?