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A Definition of Web Hosting Reseller Business

The World Wide Web is an essential component of everybody's everyday routine. Everybody wishes to have their very own personal website, whether for fun, for socialisation or commercial ends. The web hosting business niche is thriving. Why not take a slice of the pie yourself?

How did it all begin?

This is how my wish to become a hosting reseller was begotten. Perhaps it was the same thought that also incited the earliest reseller web hosting vendors to furnish such kind of services - to expand their client base and to give other persons a possibility to earn some profit.

What can you sell?

Most vendors furnish Linux-driven web hosting solutions. Linux is a multi-user OS, which is very adequate for both dedicated hosting and shared hosting servers. The usual web hosting reseller platform that companies provide is the cPanel one, as the cPanel hosting CP software offers three levels of access - root (meant for the web hosting distributor itself), reseller (that is where you enter) and user (for your clients). Even though some do allow overselling, in the majority of the situations you are restricted by the web server storage space and monthly traffic limitations of your reseller web hosting plan. It is like a sphere, which you stuff with tinier spheres - when you have stuffed it all up, you cannot add more.

ResellersPanel (Starter Plan)
per month
Web Space: Unlimited
Hosting Bandwidth: Unlimited
Hosted Domains: 1
E-mail Mailboxes: 100
FTP Accounts: Unlimited
Free TLD Registration: No
InnoDB: Yes
Node.js: Optional
Memcached: Optional
Web Service Continuity: 99.9% Uptime

Offer virtual private web hosting server plans or dedicated web hosting packages

The greater part of the web hosting firms offering VPS server hosting accounts and dedicated web hosting accounts do not really disapprove if you utilize the virtual hosting server or the dedicated web server to resell web hosting accounts. If you decide to sell web site hosting accounts availing of a dedicated server, you will exert complete control over the entire physical machine, the possibility to carry out any configuration adjustments you deem relevant and the ability to keep an eye on all the users hosted on it. The VPS web servers offer similar specifications, but in most instances you cannot perform any kernel modifications or modifications, which require kernel module reconfiguration. The finest hosting Control Panel interface that permits you to sell web hosting accounts utilizing your dedicated hosting web server or VPS server is, once again, cPanel, although you can also make use of DirectAdmin, depending on which CP interface matches your needs better.

What do you need to be a hosting reseller?

In order to become a reseller and kick off your business, you need a web site, an invoicing software system, a merchant account with an online payment processor such as PayPal, WorldPay, MoneyBookers, 2CheckOut, etc., and an SSL certificate to make sure that your customers' details are secure when they pay using your web site when buying a web hosting service. Well-known invoicing software platforms that you can use are WHMCS, AWBS and ClientExec. There is, however, one reseller web hosting provider I've uncovered that gives you a charge-free web hosting reseller account with all that included in it - a ready-for-use website, an invoicing software system and even support for your clients. The reseller hosting company is Resellers Panel and their hosting reseller program is without an analogue on the market, as they bill and support your customers for you, and allow you to resell their services without having to buy anything beforehand yourself. Moreover, they allow you to resell all their web hosting services - shared hosting packages, VPS hosting servers, semi-dedicated and dedicated hosting packages. You can sell all of these to your clients via a ready-to-use web template. The profit you earn is basically the difference between their wholesale price and the price you assign yourself, so all you need to do is be a decent marketing strategist and obtain customers. If that is a bit too innovative for you, they still deliver shared cPanel hosting reseller plans, as the majority of the reseller web hosting companies do, and you can always get a private virtual web hosting server or a dedicated hosting server and split it into hosting accounts, which you can promote yourself. The bounties coming with their cPanel reseller hosting plans will make your reseller life easier as well - they give you ClientExec in order to charge and support your customers, a bouquet of web design themes and even a free-of-charge eNom reseller account. I have had an account with them for a while now and I am quite gratified, even more so since they introduced datacenter facilities in four countries for their shared web hosting packages - Australia, the USA, Sweden and the United Kingdom. It was a fantastic chance to expand my hosting business further, on three continents. What more could I ask for?