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How Does Reseller Hosting Work?

There are a lot of ways of generating revenue on the World Wide Web and one of them is to sell the web hosting solutions offered by some hosting vendor. This offers boundless opportunities for everyone who wishes to generate supplementary cash. There are several kinds of reseller hosting solutions, depending on the hosting reseller's degree of involvement and, of course, on the service provider that provides the service. Prior to looking into that, let us first check out

What is a reseller hosting solution?

A reseller hosting service is a type of web hosting account, which permits the user to create separate sub-accounts that can be offered to different customers. This is mainly achieved by furnishing the user with access to a main reseller hosting account, via which he can set up various hosting accounts utilizing the web hosting space included in the reseller hosting plan, for which he pays a certain fee. This is much similar to the shared web hosting solution and precisely like it, with the majority of reseller hosting programs, lots of hosting reseller accounts share the very same web server and are not supplied with full server root access to the server config files. Such hosting reseller programs are usually not that high-priced. Still, they do bar the resellers from reselling other types of hosting solutions beside shared web hosting packages.

Various kinds of reseller hosting services

Beside the already mentioned manner of reseller hosting accounts, there are also a few other setups that work just as fine. Yet, they contrast in terms of the levels of involvement and the amount of cash that each one of them requires. As mentioned, the most common way of selling web hosting solutions gives you restricted alternatives and you risk losing your cash if things don't work out. For this reason, larger hosts like ResellersPanel.com provide different modes of reselling hosting packages without the need to pay for anything in advance, or to even be involved in the provision of client and billing support. With their hosting reseller program, the web hosting reseller signs up free of cost and defines his own personal 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 buy the web hosting service upfront. He's just going to receive the difference between the retail and the wholesale price in the form of a commission. The reseller also has the opportunity to resell hosing services such as VPS hosting services, semi-dedicated hosting services and dedicated hosting. More or less, his duty comes down to advertising the web hosting service and offering support to the end customers and with hosting corporations that do not demand upfront charges and are responsible for the invoicing and technical support provision, the only task left for the web hosting reseller will be to promote his personal brand's web store. Another alternative will be to set up separate user accounts on a virtual web server, or on a dedicated hosting web server. With the majority of hosting firms, you may obtain those 2 hosting services with a cPanel, DirectAdmin, or some other hosting Control Panel, already installed on them. That will allow you to create various shared web hosting accounts and exercise complete control over both the users and the hosting server itself. In addition, on a dedicated web server, you may create various virtual web server accounts and offer them to your customers. One dedicated web hosting server may hold thousands of private virtual server web hosting accounts, depending on the web server's configuration. This will enable you to deliver a more extensive array of web hosting solutions to your customers, which will offer you more opportunities when popularizing your online store. Sure enough, utilizing a private virtual web server or a dedicated server for reseller hosting aims is much more costly than having a normal reseller hosting user account. That is the reason why, this possibility should be contemplated only in case the hosting reseller has enough understanding and experience necessary to manage a hosting server, otherwise it's advisable to either opt for a normal reseller hosting program, or for the aforementioned Free Reseller Program offered by ResellersPanel.com, which requires less participation from the hosting reseller.