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How Hosting Reseller Operates

There are a lot of means of making profit on the web and one of them is to resell the web hosting solutions provided by a given hosting vendor. This presents immeasurable opportunities for everybody who desires to earn more cash. There are various sorts of hosting reseller services, based on the reseller's degree of responsibility and, of course, on the host that offers the service. Before looking into that, let's first analyze

What is a hosting reseller service?

A hosting reseller solution is a kind of hosting account, which allows the user to create separate subaccounts that can be sold to different customers. This is normally achieved by offering the user access to a main hosting reseller account, via which he can create various hosting accounts availing of the hosting space offered by the hosting reseller plan, for which he pays a certain price. This is a lot similar to the shared web hosting service and precisely like it, with most hosting reseller programs, lots of reseller hosting accounts share one single hosting server and are not supplied with complete server root access to the server configuration files. Such web hosting reseller programs are typically not that costly. Yet, they do prevent the web hosting resellers from selling other kinds of hosting solutions aside from shared hosting plans.

Different varieties of hosting reseller services

Apart from the aforementioned mode of hosting reseller plans, there are also several different setups that work just as good. Still, they vary with respect to the degrees of involvement and the amount of funds that each of them requires. As stated above, the most common mode of reselling hosting solutions offers you limited options and you risk losing your funds if things go wrong. That is the reason why, larger web hosting service providers such as ResellersPanel.com provide alternative modes of selling hosting packages without the need to buy anything in advance, or to even cope with the provision of client and billing support. With their web hosting reseller program, the reseller signs up free of charge and fixes his own personal retail prices for the web hosting packages, which are being sold directly from his online store. Because billing transactions are handled by ResellersPanel.com's staff, the reseller does not need to buy the web hosting service upfront. He's merely going to obtain the difference between the retail and the wholesale price as a commission. The hosting reseller also has the opportunity to provide hosing services like VPS hosting packages, semi-dedicated hosting packages and dedicated hosting. More or less, his duty comes down to popularizing the service and providing support to the end users and with hosting distributors that do not require upfront installments and tackle the billing and customer support provision, the sole responsibility left for the hosting reseller will be to popularize his private brand's web store. Another option will be to set up separate accounts on a virtual private web hosting server, or on a dedicated web hosting server. With most web hosting service providers, you may receive those two hosting solutions with a cPanel, DirectAdmin, or some other hosting CP, pre-installed on them. That will permit you to set up various shared web hosting packages and have complete control over both the customers and the web hosting server itself. What is more, on a dedicated hosting web server, you may set up different VPS accounts and resell them to your customers. One single dedicated hosting server may store 1000's of VPS web hosting accounts, depending on the web server's specs. This will enable you to offer a greater array of web hosting services to your clients, which will offer you more possibilities when advertising your online storefront. Sure enough, using a private virtual web server or a dedicated web server for hosting reseller purposes is much more expensive than utilizing a standard hosting reseller user account. That's why, this option should be contemplated only in case the web hosting reseller has sufficient ability and training required to administer a web server, otherwise it's recommendable to either opt for a normal hosting reseller program, or for the already mentioned Free Reseller Program offered by ResellersPanel.com, which requires less involvement from the hosting reseller.