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What is Reseller Hosting?

There are plenty of means of generating cash online and one of them is to resell the hosting services offered by some web hosting distributor. This presents countless opportunities for everyone who desires to gain supplementary profit. There are several kinds of reseller hosting solutions, based on the web hosting reseller's degree of involvement and, of course, on the web hosting company that offers the web hosting service. Prior to looking into that, let us first check out

What is a reseller hosting solution?

A reseller hosting service is a sort of web hosting account, which enables the user to set up separate sub-accounts that can be offered to different clients. This is generally carried out by bestowing the reseller with access to a master reseller hosting account, via which he can set up separate web hosting accounts with the hosting server storage space included in the reseller hosting plan, for which he pays a certain price. This is much like the shared hosting solution and just like it, with most reseller hosting programs, a lot of reseller accounts share one and the same server and do not have full server root access to the web server config files. Such reseller programs are usually not that high-priced. Still, they do deter the hosting resellers from providing other kinds of web hosting solutions except shared hosting plans.

Different varieties of reseller hosting services

Beside the aforementioned method of reseller hosting plans, there are also a few different schemes that work just as fine. Still, they vary in terms of the degrees of participation and the budget amount that each one of them involves. As mentioned above, the most popular way of reselling web hosting services gives you restricted opportunities and you risk forfeiting your capital if things don't go well. Because of this reason, bigger web hosting firms like ResellersPanel.com offer alternative methods of selling web hosting packages without the need to pay for anything beforehand, or to even cope with the provision of client and billing support. With their program, the hosting reseller subscribes free of charge and puts his very own personal retail prices for the hosting packages, which are being sold directly from his web storefront. As billing transactions are taken care of by ResellersPanel.com's team, the customer does not have to buy the hosting service in advance. He's simply going to receive the difference between the retail price and the wholesale price in the form of a commission. The hosting reseller also has the possibility to supply web hosting services like VPS packages, semi-dedicated packages and dedicated package. More or less, his duty involves advertising the service and providing support to the end customers and with hosting corporations that do not request upfront payments and handle the billing and client support provision, the only duty left for the hosting reseller will be to promote his private brand's web store. Another possibility will be to create separate user accounts on a virtual web server, or on a dedicated server. With most providers, you may get those 2 hosting services with a cPanel, DirectAdmin, or some different Control Panel, already installed on them. That will allow you to create different shared hosting plans and exercise full control over both the customers and the server itself. Also, on a dedicated server, you may set up different private virtual web server accounts and sell them to your customers. One single dedicated hosting server may accommodate thousands of Virtual Private Server hosting accounts, depending on the server's configuration. This will permit you to provide a greater assortment of web hosting solutions to your clients, which will give you more possibilities when advertising your web store. Of course, utilizing a virtual private hosting server or a dedicated hosting web server for reseller hosting goals is much more expensive than utilizing a regular reseller hosting account. Due to this reason, this possibility should be contemplated only on condition that the reseller has enough understanding and practice needed to manage a hosting server, otherwise it's advisable to either sign up for a regular reseller hosting program, or for the already mentioned Free Reseller Program courtesy of ResellersPanel.com, which requires less dedication from the reseller.