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What is Hosting Reseller?

There are a lot of means of making revenue online and one of them is to sell the shared hosting services provided by some hosting vendor. This provides boundless opportunities for everybody who would like to generate more revenue. There are different kinds of hosting reseller solutions, based on the hosting reseller's degree of involvement and, of course, on the web hosting provider that provides the service. Before going into that, let's first examine

What is a hosting reseller service?

A hosting reseller service is a type of web hosting account, which permits the reseller to create different sub-accounts that can be offered to various customers. This is mainly achieved by granting the user access to a master hosting reseller account, through which he can set up various web hosting accounts utilizing the hosting space included in the hosting reseller plan, for which he pays a certain fee. This is much like the shared hosting solution and precisely like it, with most hosting reseller programs, a lot of reseller web hosting accounts share one and the same hosting server and do not receive root-level access to the web server configuration files. Such web hosting reseller programs are normally not that expensive. Still, they do hamper the web hosting resellers from providing other kinds of hosting services beside shared web hosting plans.

Various types of hosting reseller solutions

Beside the already mentioned method of hosting reseller plans, there are also a few different setups that work just as good. However, they vary in terms of the degrees of participation and the amount of resources that each of them involves. As already stated, the most common way of reselling web hosting services gives you limited possibilities and you risk forfeiting your money if things go wrong. For that reason, larger hosting companies such as ResellersPanel.com offer alternative modes of selling web hosting plans without the need to buy anything upfront, or to even take care of the provision of technical and invoicing support. With their reseller web hosting program, the reseller signs up for free and sets his very own retail prices for the hosting packages, which are being sold directly from his web store. Since invoicing transactions are handled by ResellersPanel.com's team, the customer does not need to pay for the web hosting service in advance. He's just going to get the difference between the retail and the wholesale price as a commission. The hosting reseller also has the chance to supply hosing services such as VPS hosting, semi-dedicated hosting and dedicated hosting. More or less, his job entails promoting the service and offering support to the end customers and with web hosting vendors that do not demand preliminary charges and cope with the billing and client support provision, the only responsibility left for the web hosting reseller will be to advertise his private brand's web store. Another option will be to set up separate user accounts on a virtual server, or on a dedicated hosting server. With most web hosting service providers, you may receive those two hosting solutions with a cPanel, DirectAdmin, or some other hosting Control Panel, pre-installed on them. That will allow you to create various shared hosting plans and exercise full authority over both the customers and the hosting server itself. What is more, on a dedicated web hosting server, you may set up various virtual private web hosting server accounts and sell them to your clients. One single dedicated hosting server may host thousands of virtual private web server accounts, depending on the web server's capacity. This will permit you to offer a greater variety of hosting services to your customers, which will offer you more possibilities when promoting your online storefront. Surely, using a private virtual web server or a dedicated server for hosting reseller goals is much more costly than using a regular hosting reseller user account. So, this possibility should be considered only in case the hosting reseller has sufficient understanding and practice necessary to administer a web hosting server, otherwise it's advisable to either opt for a standard hosting reseller program, or for the abovementioned Free Reseller Program courtesy of ResellersPanel.com, which requests less dedication from the hosting reseller.