How Does Reseller Web Hosting Work?

The World Wide Web has become a key fragment of everyone's everyday life. Everybody would like to build their very own web page, whether for amusement, for socialisation or commercial ends. The web hosting industry niche is thriving. Why not get a chunk of the pie yourself?

How did it all commence?

This is how my wish to be a hosting reseller was conceived. Probably it was the very same idea that also encouraged the first reseller web hosting distributors to furnish such sort of services - to multiply their customer base and to give other individuals a chance to gain some profit.

What can you resell?

Most companies deliver Linux-powered hosting solutions. Linux is a multitasking OS, which is extremely suitable for both dedicated hosting and shared hosting servers. The typical reseller hosting platform that firms offer is the cPanel one, because the cPanel CP software tool includes 3 levels of access - root (designated for the hosting supplier itself), reseller (that is where you come in) and user (for your clients). Even though some do permit overselling, in the majority of the instances you are bound by the web hosting storage space and bandwidth limitations of your web 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.

Resell private virtual web hosting server accounts or dedicated web hosting server accounts

Most of the hosting providers offering private virtual web server plans and dedicated servers do not really mind if you use the VPS web server or the dedicated web hosting server to sell web site hosting accounts. If you decide to sell hosting accounts using a dedicated web hosting server, you will exercise total authority over the whole server, the ability to implement any config adjustments you like and the possibility to monitor all the clients hosted on it. The VPS hosting servers offer similar features, but in the majority of the cases you cannot perform any kernel changes or changes, which require kernel module rearrangement. The finest web hosting CP user interface that enables you to resell hosting accounts utilizing your dedicated or virtual server is, once again, cPanel, although you can also use DirectAdmin, depending on which web hosting CP GUI fulfills your taste better.

What do you require to become a reseller?

In order to be a web hosting reseller and begin your hosting business, you demand a website, an invoicing system, a merchant account with an online payment processor such as PayPal, WorldPay, MoneyBookers, 2CheckOut, and so on, and an SSL certificate to make sure that your clients' information is safe when they pay via your web site when ordering a web hosting product. Famous billing platforms that you can avail of are WHMCS, AWBS and ClientExec. There is, however, one particular reseller hosting solutions provider I've stumbled upon that gives you a free-of-cost web hosting reseller account with all that included in it - a ready-for-use web site, an invoicing software platform and even support for your clients. The company is Resellers Panel and their web hosting reseller program is without an analogue on the marketplace, as they charge and support your clients for you, and permit you to resell their web hosting solutions without having to buy anything beforehand yourself. Furthermore, they permit you to sell all their hosting solutions - shared web hosting services, VPS hosting servers, semi-dedicated and dedicated hosting solutions. You can offer all of these to your customers using a ready-to-use template. The profit you gain is basically the difference between their wholesale price and the price you designate yourself, so all you have to do is be a decent marketing tactician and gain clients. If that is a bit too innovative for you, they still supply shared cPanel web hosting reseller plans, as most reseller web hosting providers do, and you can always obtain a VPS server or a dedicated web server and slice it into website hosting accounts, which you can promote yourself. The bonuses included in their cPanel reseller web hosting plans will make your reseller life easier too - they supply you with ClientExec in order to charge and support your clients, an assortment of web page skins and even a cost-free eNom reseller account. I have been with them for a while now and I am very content especially since they introduced datacenters in 4 countries for their shared web site hosting plans - Australia the States Sweden and the United Kingdom. It was an excellent opportunity to spread my web hosting business further on 3 continents. What more could I ask for?