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What Exactly is Hosting Reseller?

There are many ways of earning profit on the web and one of them is to resell the web hosting solutions furnished by a given web host. This offers infinite opportunities for everyone who desires to gain more money. There are several types of hosting reseller solutions, depending on the hosting reseller's degree of commitment and, of course, on the company that provides the hosting service. Before going into that, let us first explore

What is a hosting reseller service?

A hosting reseller solution is a kind of web hosting account, which enables the user to set up various sub-accounts that can be offered to different customers. This is usually achieved by supplying the reseller with access to a master hosting reseller account, through which he can set up various hosting accounts using the web server hard drive space provided by the hosting reseller package, for which he pays a certain tax. This is a lot like the shared hosting solution and precisely like it, with the majority of hosting reseller programs, lots of reseller hosting accounts share one and the same web server and are not granted complete root access to the web server configuration files. Such reseller programs are generally not that costly. However, they do impede the hosting resellers from distributing other kinds of web hosting solutions apart from shared hosting packages.

Different sorts of hosting reseller solutions

Apart from the aforementioned manner of hosting reseller accounts, there are also several other ways that work just as good. Still, they differ with respect to the levels of participation and the amount of funds that each one of them requires. As already mentioned, the most popular mode of selling hosting solutions gives you limited alternatives and you risk forfeiting your investment if things don't go well. Because of this reason, bigger web hosting firms like ResellersPanel.com offer alternative modes of selling web hosting packages without having to purchase anything in advance, or to even cope with the provision of client and billing support. With their program, the web hosting reseller registers free of cost and fixes his very own retail prices for the web hosting plans, which are being sold directly from his web storefront. As invoicing transactions are handled by ResellersPanel.com's staff, the customer does not need to pay for the hosting service beforehand. He's merely going to receive the difference between the retail price and the wholesale price as a commission. The reseller also has the chance to offer web hosting solutions such as VPS hosting plans, semi-dedicated hosting plans and dedicated hosting. More or less, his job involves promoting the web hosting service and providing support to the end customers and with web hosts that do not require upfront installments and deal with the billing and technical support provision, the only duty left for the web hosting reseller will be to popularize his private brand's web store. Another possibility will be to set up different accounts on a private virtual server, or on a dedicated hosting web server. With the majority of web hosting distributors, you may get those 2 web hosting services with a cPanel, DirectAdmin, or some other CP, pre-installed on them. That will allow you to set up different shared hosting packages and exert total authority over both the clients and the hosting server itself. Additionally, on a dedicated web hosting server, you may create different virtual web server accounts and resell them to your clients. One single dedicated web server may keep thousands of virtual private web hosting server accounts, based on the web server's specs. This will permit you to deliver a wider variety of web hosting solutions to your customers, which will provide you with more possibilities when popularizing your online store. Certainly, utilizing a VPS hosting server or a dedicated hosting server for hosting reseller objectives is much more expensive than using a standard hosting reseller user account. This is the reason why, this possibility should be considered only in case the web hosting reseller has enough knowledge and experience demanded to manage a server, otherwise it's recommendable to either opt for a standard hosting reseller program, or for the already mentioned Free Reseller Program offered by ResellersPanel.com, which demands less dedication from the hosting reseller.