The Essence of the Reseller Hosting Business
There are a lot of means of making money on the web and one of them is to sell the hosting services supplied by a given web hosting vendor. This provides endless options for everybody who wants to generate additional money. There are various sorts of reseller hosting services, depending on the web hosting reseller's level of commitment and, of course, on the web host that provides the hosting service. Prior to going into that, let's first explore
What is a web hosting reseller solution?
A reseller web hosting service is a sort of hosting account, which enables the reseller to set up various sub-accounts that can be offered to different customers. This is commonly carried out by supplying the user with access to a main hosting reseller account, through which he can create separate web hosting accounts utilizing the data space provided by the reseller hosting plan, for which he pays a certain charge. This is much similar to the shared web hosting solution and exactly like it, with most reseller programs, lots of reseller hosting accounts share one hosting server and are not furnished with full root-level access to the web server configuration files. Such reseller hosting programs are normally not that expensive. Yet, they do prevent the hosting resellers from providing other kinds of hosting services except shared hosting plans.
Different forms of web hosting reseller services
Beside the aforementioned way of hosting reseller plans, there are also several different ways that work just as good. Still, they contrast with respect to the levels of involvement and the amount of money that each one of them requires. As stated above, the most popular way of reselling solutions gives you limited possibilities and you risk losing your cash if things go wrong. This is the reason why, larger hosting suppliers like Resellers Panel offer different modes of reselling hosting packages without the need to buy anything upfront, or to even take care of the provision of customer and invoicing support. With their hosting reseller program, the reseller subscribes free of cost and specifies his own retail prices for the web hosting plans, which are being offered straight from his online storefront. Since invoicing transactions are tackled by Resellers Panel's team, the client does not need to buy the hosting service beforehand. He's only going to get the difference between the retail price and the wholesale price in the form of a commission. The web hosting reseller also has the possibility to resell web hosting services like VPS server web hosting packages, semi-dedicated web server packages and dedicated plans. More or less, his role entails promoting the hosting service and offering support to the end clients and with providers that do not demand upfront installments and take care of the invoicing and client support provision, the sole assignment left for the reseller will be to advertise his private brand's online storefront. Another possibility will be to set up different user accounts on a VPS hosting server, or on a dedicated hosting web server. With the majority of web hosting service providers, you may receive those 2 web hosting services with a cPanel, DirectAdmin, or some other CP, pre-installed on them. That will enable you to set up various shared web hosting packages and exercise total authority over both the customers and the web hosting server itself. Furthermore, on a dedicated hosting server, you may set up different virtual web server accounts and resell them to your customers. One single dedicated server may stash 1000's of VPS accounts, depending on the web server's specifications. This will permit you to offer a greater variety of web hosting services to your customers, which will furnish you with more alternatives when advertising your web storefront. Certainly, using a virtual web server or a dedicated hosting server for hosting reseller objectives is much more expensive than having a regular reseller web hosting user account. That's why, this opportunity should be considered only in case the reseller has sufficient ability and practice needed to handle a web hosting server, otherwise it's recommended to either opt for an ordinary reseller web hosting program, or for the already mentioned Free Reseller Program provided by Resellers Panel, which demands less dedication from the web hosting reseller.