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What Exactly is Hosting Reseller?
There are many means of generating profit online and one of them is to resell the shared hosting solutions supplied by a certain hosting supplier. This provides boundless opportunities for everyone who wishes to generate additional revenue. There are different varieties of hosting reseller solutions, depending on the hosting reseller's degree of responsibility and, of course, on the hosting provider that provides the web hosting service. Prior to going into that, let's first explore
What is a hosting reseller solution?
A hosting reseller solution is a type of web hosting account, which enables the reseller to create various sub-accounts that can be resold to various clients. This is generally accomplished by giving the reseller access to a master hosting reseller account, via which he can set up various web hosting accounts with the web server hard disk space offered by the hosting reseller plan, for which he pays a certain price. This is a lot similar to the shared web hosting service and exactly like it, with most hosting reseller programs, lots of reseller accounts share one web hosting server and do not have full root-level access to the web server config files. Such reseller web hosting programs are typically not that expensive. However, they do bar the resellers from offering other kinds of web hosting solutions apart from shared hosting plans.
Different types of hosting reseller services
Apart from the already mentioned method of hosting reseller accounts, there are also a few other setups that work just as fine. Still, they contrast in terms of the levels of involvement and the amount of funds that each of them presupposes. As already stated, the most common mode of reselling web hosting solutions gives you restricted possibilities and you risk losing your investment if things don't go well. This is why, bigger hosting service providers like ResellersPanel.com provide alternative ways of reselling hosting accounts without having to pay for anything in advance, or to even be involved in the provision of customer and invoicing support. With their reseller web hosting program, the web hosting reseller subscribes free of charge and fixes his own personal retail prices for the web hosting accounts, which are being sold straight from his web storefront. Because billing transactions are tackled by ResellersPanel.com's personnel, the user does not have to purchase the web hosting service upfront. He's just going to get the difference between the retail and the wholesale price in the form of a commission. The web hosting reseller also has the opportunity to deliver web hosting services such as VPS hosting, semi-dedicated server hosting and dedicated server. More or less, his role entails advertising the web hosting service and offering support to the end users and with web hosting firms that do not request preliminary payments and handle the invoicing and customer support provision, the only task left for the reseller will be to popularize his private brand's web store. Another possibility will be to set up different accounts on a virtual private hosting server, or on a dedicated web server. With the majority of hosting companies, you may obtain those two hosting services with a cPanel, DirectAdmin, or some other hosting CP, pre-installed on them. That will permit you to create various shared web hosting packages and exercise complete authority over both the customers and the server itself. Furthermore, on a dedicated hosting web server, you may create separate private virtual server hosting accounts and offer them to your customers. A single dedicated web hosting server may store 1000's of VPS accounts, based on the web server's specs. This will allow you to sell a bigger variety of hosting solutions to your customers, which will give you more possibilities when advertising your web store. By all means, utilizing a VPS web server or a dedicated hosting web server for hosting reseller aims is much more costly than having a normal hosting reseller account. So, this option should be contemplated only if the web hosting reseller has sufficient understanding and training required to administer a server, otherwise it's advisable to either opt for a normal hosting reseller program, or for the aforementioned Free Reseller Program provided by ResellersPanel.com, which requests less participation from the web hosting reseller.