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What Actually is Reseller Web Hosting?

There are lots of means of generating money on the web and one of them is to sell the hosting services provided by a specific web host. This provides immeasurable opportunities for everyone who would like to earn additional money. There are several types of reseller web hosting solutions, depending on the hosting reseller's level of involvement and, of course, on the web hosting company that provides the hosting service. Before looking into that, let's first discuss

What is a reseller web hosting solution?

A reseller web hosting solution is a sort of web hosting account, which permits the reseller to create different subaccounts that can be resold to different clients. This is typically accomplished by giving the user access to a master reseller web hosting account, through which he can set up various hosting accounts availing of the web content space included in the reseller web hosting package, for which he pays a given tax. This is a lot similar to the shared web hosting service and exactly like it, with most reseller web hosting programs, many reseller web hosting accounts share one single web hosting server and are not furnished with complete server root access to the server config files. Such hosting reseller programs are generally not that expensive. Still, they do prevent the web hosting resellers from offering other sorts of web hosting solutions apart from shared hosting plans.

Various types of reseller web hosting solutions

Beside the already mentioned way of reseller web hosting accounts, there are also a few other schemes that work just as fine. However, they vary with respect to the levels of involvement and the budget amount that each one of them necessitates. As mentioned above, the most popular mode of selling hosting services gives you restricted options and you risk forfeiting your investment if things don't go well. For that reason, bigger hosting distributors like ResellersPanel.com offer alternative modes of selling hosting plans without having to buy anything beforehand, or to even get involved in the provision of customer and billing support. With their reseller hosting program, the reseller subscribes for free and determines his own retail prices for the hosting plans, which are being sold straight from his online storefront. Since billing transactions are handled by ResellersPanel.com's personnel, the reseller does not have to pay for the service beforehand. He's simply going to obtain the difference between the retail price and the wholesale price in the form of a commission. The web hosting reseller also has the opportunity to distribute hosing services such as VPS, semi-dedicated servers and dedicated server. More or less, his job involves promoting the hosting service and offering support to the end users and with web hosts that do not demand upfront fees and cope with the billing and customer support provision, the only duty left for the hosting reseller will be to advertise his personal brand's web store. Another alternative will be to set up different user accounts on a private virtual hosting server, or on a dedicated hosting web server. With the majority of hosting suppliers, you may obtain those 2 hosting services with a cPanel, DirectAdmin, or some other hosting CP, already installed on them. That will permit you to create various shared hosting packages and have full authority over both the clients and the hosting server itself. Also, on a dedicated hosting server, you may set up different virtual private hosting server accounts and offer them to your clients. One dedicated hosting web server may store 1000's of private virtual server hosting accounts, based on the server's configuration. This will enable you to offer a bigger array of hosting services to your customers, which will furnish you with more possibilities when promoting your online storefront. Of course, using a virtual private web server or a dedicated web hosting server for reseller web hosting purposes is much more expensive than using an ordinary reseller web hosting user account. This is the reason why, this option should be considered only on condition that the web hosting reseller has sufficient understanding and practice necessary to handle a hosting server, otherwise it's recommended to either register for an ordinary reseller web hosting program, or for the already mentioned Free Reseller Program courtesy of ResellersPanel.com, which demands less commitment from the web hosting reseller.