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What Does Web Hosting Reseller Stand for?


There are plenty of ways of generating profit on the web and one of them is to sell the shared hosting solutions supplied by a certain hosting distributor. This offers vast opportunities for everyone who wishes to gain additional cash. There are various types of web hosting reseller services, depending on the web hosting reseller's degree of responsibility and, of course, on the web hosting supplier that provides the service. Before looking into that, let's first discuss

What is a web hosting reseller service?

A web hosting reseller solution is a kind of web hosting user account, which allows the user to create different subaccounts that can be offered to various clients. This is mostly carried out by bestowing the user with access to a master web hosting reseller account, through which he can set up various web hosting accounts using the web hosting server disk space included in the web hosting reseller package, for which he pays a certain fee. This is much similar to the shared hosting solution and precisely like it, with most web hosting reseller programs, lots of reseller accounts share one and the very same hosting server and are not granted root access to the web server config files. Such reseller web hosting programs are normally not that high-priced. Still, they do bar the web hosting resellers from offering other kinds of hosting solutions except shared hosting packages.

Various forms of web hosting reseller services

Apart from the aforementioned manner of web hosting reseller plans, there are also a few other schemes that work just as fine. Still, they differ in terms of the levels of participation and the amount of resources that each one of them requires. As already mentioned, the most popular method of selling hosting solutions offers you restricted options and you risk forfeiting your investment if things go wrong. For this reason, bigger hosting corporations such as ResellersPanel.com offer different ways of reselling web hosting accounts without having to buy anything beforehand, or to even become involved in the provision of client and invoicing support. With their program, the web hosting reseller registers free of charge and chooses his very own personal retail prices for the solutions, which are being sold directly from his web store. Because invoicing transactions are taken care of by ResellersPanel.com's staff, the user does not need to pay for the service beforehand. He's just going to get the difference between the retail price and the wholesale price as a commission. The reseller also has the option to sell hosing services like virtual private servers packages, semi-dedicated server packages and dedicated server. More or less, his duty entails promoting the web hosting service and providing support to the end users and with hosting vendors that do not request preliminary payments and are responsible for the billing and customer support provision, the only task left for the web hosting reseller will be to advertise his private brand's online store. Another alternative will be to create separate accounts on a Virtual Private Server, or on a dedicated hosting web server. With most hosting distributors, you may get those two web hosting services with a cPanel, DirectAdmin, or another web hosting Control Panel, already installed on them. That will allow you to set up different shared web hosting plans and exert total control over both the clients and the hosting server itself. Besides, on a dedicated web server, you may create different virtual server accounts and offer them to your clients. One single dedicated server may keep thousands of Virtual Private Server hosting accounts, depending on the web server's configuration. This will permit you to deliver a larger variety of web hosting solutions to your clients, which will provide you with more alternatives when advertising your web storefront. Of course, using a virtual server or a dedicated hosting server for web hosting reseller aims is much more costly than using a normal web hosting reseller user account. Thus, this option should be considered only if the reseller has sufficient knowledge and experience necessary to administer a web server, otherwise it's recommended to either register for a conventional web hosting reseller program, or for the abovementioned Free Reseller Program courtesy of ResellersPanel.com, which requires less dedication from the reseller.


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