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Definition of Reseller Hosting

The Internet has become an essential component of everybody's everyday agenda. Everybody desires to create their own personal web portal, whether for amusement, for socialisation or commercial purposes. The web hosting industry niche is blossoming. Why don't you take a share of the pie yourself?

What can you resell?

The majority of the companies offer Linux-based hosting services. Linux is a multitasking platform, which is extremely adequate for both dedicated hosting and shared web hosting servers. The usual reseller hosting scheme that corporations provide is the cPanel one, since the cPanel hosting CP tool allows three access levels - root (designated for the web hosting vendor itself), reseller (that is where you enter) and user (for your clients). Although some do allow overselling, in the majority of the cases you are bound by the disk drive storage space and monthly traffic limits of your reseller hosting package. It is like a sphere, which you stuff with smaller spheres - when you have stuffed it all up, you cannot add more.

Resell VPS hosting services or dedicated web hosting server packages

The bigger part of the web hosting distributors offering VPS hosting services and dedicated hosting do not actually object if you utilize the virtual web hosting server or the dedicated server to sell web hosting accounts. If you choose to resell website hosting accounts utilizing a dedicated hosting server, you will have full control over the entire physical server, the opportunity to implement any config changes you deem necessary and the opportunity to keep track of all the clients hosted on it. The VPS servers offer similar specs, but in most cases you cannot carry out any kernel adjustments or changes, which involve kernel module rearrangement. The finest hosting Control Panel GUI that allows you to sell web hosting accounts using your dedicated web server or VPS is, once again, cPanel, although you can also utilize DirectAdmin, depending on which hosting CP software tool lives up to your expectations better.

What do you require to become a reseller?

In order to become 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, and so on, and a Secure Sockets Layer certificate to ensure that your clients' data is protected when they pay using your web site when purchasing a hosting product. Well-known invoicing systems that you can avail of are WHMCS, AWBS and ClientExec. The guys at ResellersPanel, however, give you a charge-free reseller hosting account with all that included in it - a ready-to-use website, an invoicing system and even support for your customers. Their reseller hosting program is unique on the marketplace, as they charge and support your clients for you, and allow you to sell our web hosting services without the need to purchase anything in advance yourself. In addition, they allow you to sell all their web hosting products - shared web hosting packages, virtual hosting servers, semi-dedicated and dedicated web hosting packages. You can offer all of these to your clients via a ready-for-use template. The profit you gain is in fact the difference between their wholesale price and the price you assign yourself, so all you need to do is be a good marketing strategist and win clients. If that is a bit too bold for you, they still provide shared cPanel reseller hosting plans, as the majority of the reseller web hosting companies do, and you can always acquire a virtual web hosting server or a dedicated server and split it into hosting accounts, which you can offer yourself. The extras coming with their cPanel reseller hosting plans will render your reseller life easier as well - they provide you with ClientExec in order to bill and support your customers, a variety of site skins and even a cost-free eNom reseller account. We have data centers in 4 countries - Australia, the USA and Great Britain. It is a huge opportunity for you to expand your web hosting business on three continents. What more could you want?