The Essence of the Reseller Hosting Business

There are plenty of means of generating profit on the Internet and one of them is to sell the hosting solutions provided by a given hosting accounts provider. This presents unlimited possibilities for everybody who wishes to generate extra cash. There are different varieties of reseller hosting solutions, depending on the web hosting reseller's level of commitment and, of course, on the company that offers the service. Prior to going into that, let us first discuss

What is a reseller hosting service?

A reseller hosting solution is a type of web hosting user account, which permits the reseller to create separate sub-accounts that can be resold to different customers. This is mainly carried out by bestowing the user with access to a main reseller account, via which he can set up various web hosting accounts using the server hard disk space offered by the reseller hosting package, for which he pays a certain price. This is a lot similar to the shared web hosting service and just like it, with most reseller hosting programs, multiple reseller web hosting accounts share a single hosting server and are not given complete root-level access to the server configuration files. Such reseller programs are normally not that expensive. Yet, they do hinder the hosting resellers from promoting other types of web hosting services aside from shared plans.

Different sorts of reseller hosting solutions

Aside from the abovementioned mode of hosting reseller plans, there are also several different ways that work just as fine. However, they differ with respect to the levels of commitment and the amount of cash that each of them requires. As mentioned, the most common method of selling services gives you restricted possibilities and you risk losing your capital if things go wrong. For this reason, bigger hosting vendors like ResellersPanel offer different ways of selling hosting accounts without having to buy anything beforehand, or to even deal with the provision of client and billing support. With their hosting reseller program, the web hosting reseller registers free of charge and designates his own retail prices for the solutions, which are being offered straight from his web storefront. Since invoicing transactions are handled by ResellersPanel's personnel, the client does not need to buy the hosting service in advance. He's merely going to get the difference between the retail price and the wholesale price as a commission. The hosting reseller also has the opportunity to resell web hosting solutions like private virtual web hosting servers, semi-dedicated hosting server accounts and dedicated server accounts. More or less, his role involves popularizing the service and providing support to the end customers and with providers that do not request upfront payments and handle the invoicing and technical support provision, the sole responsibility left for the hosting reseller will be to popularize his private brand's web storefront. Another alternative will be to create separate user accounts on a VPS web hosting server, or on a dedicated hosting server. With the majority of hosting suppliers, you may get those 2 web hosting solutions with a cPanel, DirectAdmin, or some different CP, pre-installed on them. That will permit you to set up different shared hosting plans and exert absolute authority over both the customers and the web server itself. Moreover, on a dedicated hosting web server, you may create various virtual server web hosting accounts and resell them to your customers. One dedicated web server may hold 1000's of private virtual web server accounts, depending on the server's specs. This will enable you to provide a more extensive array of hosting services to your customers, which will provide you with more alternatives when advertising your online store. Surely, using a virtual hosting server or a dedicated web server for web hosting reseller purposes is much more costly than using a regular reseller web hosting user account. Therefore, this possibility should be examined only in case the reseller has enough understanding and training required to administer a web hosting server, otherwise it's recommended to either sign up for a conventional reseller hosting program, or for the abovementioned Free Reseller Program courtesy of ResellersPanel, which requests less involvement from the reseller.