The Nature of Reseller Hosting

The Internet has become an integral staple in everyone's everyday life. Everyone wishes to build their very own personal site, whether for enjoyment, for socialisation or commercial ends. The web hosting business niche is blooming. Why don't you get a chunk of the pie yourself?

How did it all start?

This is how my aspiration to become a web hosting reseller was born. Perchance it was the same thought that also stimulated the first pioneering reseller web hosting companies to furnish such kind of web hosting services - to broaden their client base and to give other people an opportunity to make some cash.

Reseller Hosting

Most vendors distribute Linux-based web hosting services. Linux is a multitasking platform, which is very adequate for both dedicated web hosting and shared web hosting servers. The typical web hosting reseller platform that vendors offer is the cPanel one, since the cPanel web hosting Control Panel software tool includes three access levels - root (designated for the hosting provider itself), reseller (that is where you come in) and user (for your customers). Although some do permit overselling, in the majority of the circumstances you are restricted by the web server hard drive space and web traffic limitations of your hosting reseller plan. It is like a sphere, which you fill up with smaller spheres - when you have filled it all up, you cannot add more.

Offer VPS server web hosting accounts or dedicated web hosting packages

The majority of the web hosting corporations offering VPS server solutions and dedicated web hosting accounts do not actually mind if you use the VPS web hosting server or the dedicated hosting web server to sell web site hosting accounts. If you choose to sell web hosting accounts utilizing a dedicated server, you will have full authority over the whole machine, the opportunity to implement any config changes you deem relevant and the opportunity to monitor all the account owners hosted on it. The private virtual hosting servers offer similar specs, but in most cases you cannot make any kernel changes or modifications, which require kernel module reconfiguration. The best Control Panel GUI that enables you to sell website hosting accounts availing of your dedicated server or virtual private web hosting server is, again, cPanel, even though you can also utilize DirectAdmin, depending on which web hosting CP fits your needs better.

What do you require to become a hosting reseller?

In order to be a web hosting reseller and kick off your reseller web hosting business, you need a web site, a billing platform, a merchant account with an online payment processor like PayPal, WorldPay, MoneyBookers, 2CheckOut, etc., and a Secure Sockets Layer certificate to make certain that your customers' information is secure when they make payments using your web site when ordering a web hosting product. Popular billing systems that you can utilize are WHMCS, AWBS and ClientExec. There is, though, one reseller web hosting services provider I've uncovered that offers you a cost-free reseller hosting account with all that included in it - a ready-to-use website, a billing system and even technical support for your clients. The company is Resellers Panel and their hosting reseller program is without an analogue on the market, since they charge and support your clients for you, and allow you to resell their hosting services without having to purchase anything in advance yourself. Additionally, they allow you to sell all their products - shared hosting services, virtual servers, semi-dedicated and dedicated hosting packages. You can sell all of these to your customers via a turn-key web page template. The profit you earn is basically the difference between their wholesale price and the price you designate yourself, so all you need to do is be a good marketing tactician and seduce customers. If that is a little too bold for you, they still offer shared cPanel reseller web hosting packages, as the majority of the reseller hosting companies do, and you can always obtain a Virtual Private Server or a dedicated hosting web server and divide it into hosting accounts, which you can offer yourself. The bounties offered by their cPanel reseller hosting plans will render your reseller life easier too - they supply you with ClientExec in order to bill and support your customers, a set of web page themes and even a free-of-cost eNom reseller account. I have had an account with them for a while now and I am very happy even more so since they introduced data center facilities in four countries for their shared web site hosting plans - Australia the USA Sweden and England. It was an exceptional chance to expand my hosting business further on 3 continents. What more could I desire?