What is Reseller Hosting?

The Internet is an essential staple in everyone's daily routine. Everyone desires to set up their own personal online portal, whether for fun, for socialization or business purposes. The hosting business is blossoming. Why not get a part of the pie yourself?

How did it all begin?

This is how my aspiration to be a hosting reseller evolved. Perhaps it was the same thought that also instigated the earliest reseller hosting suppliers to provide such type of web hosting solutions - to widen their customer base and to give other people a possibility to gain some profit.

Reseller Hosting

Most providers supply Linux-powered hosting services. Linux is a multi-user platform, which is extremely applicable for both dedicated web hosting and shared web hosting servers. The typical reseller web hosting scheme that providers offer is the cPanel one, since the cPanel hosting CP GUI includes three levels of access - root (designated for the hosting company itself), reseller (that is where you enter) and user (for your clients). Although some do allow overselling, in the majority of the situations you are bound by the content storage space and monthly traffic quota limitations of your hosting reseller plan. It is like a sphere, which you fill up with smaller spheres - when you have filled it all up, you cannot add more.

Resell virtual private web hosting server solutions or dedicated hosting web server solutions

The bigger part of the web hosts providing VPS server plans and dedicated web server hosting packages do not really mind if you use the virtual hosting server or the dedicated server to sell web site hosting accounts. If you opt to sell hosting accounts utilizing a dedicated web hosting server, you will have complete control over the whole machine, the possibility to implement any config changes you choose and the opportunity to keep an eye on all the users hosted on it. The virtual private web servers offer similar features, but in the majority of the cases you cannot perform any kernel adjustments or modifications, which involve kernel module rearrangement. The best hosting CP interface that allows you to resell hosting accounts availing of your dedicated hosting server or private virtual hosting server is, again, cPanel, although you can also make use of DirectAdmin, depending on which hosting Control Panel software tool satisfies your expectations better.

What do you require to be a web hosting reseller?

In order to be a reseller and kick off your web hosting business, you demand a website, a billing software platform, a merchant account with a payment processor such as PayPal, WorldPay, MoneyBookers, 2CheckOut, etc., and a Secure Sockets Layer certificate to ensure that your clients' info is safe when they pay via your web site when purchasing a hosting service. Famous billing systems that you can make use of are WHMCS, AWBS and ClientExec. There is, though, one particular reseller web hosting provider I've discovered that gives you a charge-free reseller account with all that included in it - a ready-for-use website, an invoicing platform and even technical support for your clients. The reseller hosting services provider is Resellers Panel and their web hosting reseller program is unique on the market, since they charge and support your customers for you, and permit you to resell their web hosting solutions without the need to purchase anything in advance yourself. Besides, they allow you to resell all their hosting products - shared website hosting packages, virtual hosting servers, semi-dedicated and dedicated hosting packages. You can sell all of these to your clients via a ready-for-use web design template. The profit you gain is in fact the difference between their wholesale price and the price you set yourself, so all you have to do is be a decent marketing strategist and attract customers. If that is a little too innovative for you, they still offer shared cPanel reseller hosting plans, as the majority of the companies do, and you can always acquire a private virtual hosting server or a dedicated hosting web server and divide it into web site hosting accounts, which you can offer yourself. The presents coming with their cPanel reseller web hosting packages will render your reseller life easier too - they give you ClientExec in order to bill and support your clients, a variety of web design layouts and even a free eNom reseller account. I have been working with them for a while now and I am rather gratified especially since they introduced data center facilities in four countries for their shared plans - Australia the United States of America Sweden and the United Kingdom. It was an exceptional chance to spread my web hosting business further on three continents. What more could I wish for?