Reseller Web Hosting Explained
The Internet is a crucial fragment of our daily life. Everybody wishes to set up their own site, whether for enjoyment, for socialization or commercial ends. The web hosting industry niche is flourishing. Why don't you take a piece of the pie yourself?
How did it all begin?
This is how my desire to be a hosting reseller emerged. Possibly it was the very same thought that also stimulated the first reseller web hosting companies to provide such type of web hosting services - to expand their customer base and to give other persons a chance to gain some profit.
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What can you sell?
Most companies furnish Linux-driven hosting solutions. Linux is a multitasking platform, which is very apt for both dedicated and shared hosting servers. The usual reseller hosting scheme that companies provide is the cPanel one, as the cPanel web hosting CP interface includes three access levels - root (intended for the web hosting supplier itself), reseller (that is where you enter) and user (for your customers). Although some do permit overselling, in most cases you are bound by the data space and monthly traffic limitations of your reseller hosting package. It is like a sphere, which you stuff with tinier spheres - when you have stuffed it all up, you cannot add more.
Promote virtual private web server accounts or dedicated hosting servers
The greater part of the web hosts providing private virtual web hosting server accounts and dedicated web server hosting packages do not actually object if you use the VPS server or the dedicated web server to resell hosting accounts. If you opt to resell hosting accounts availing of a dedicated web server, you will get full authority over the entire physical machine, the ability to implement any config changes you want and the possibility to keep an eye on all the users hosted on it. The VPSs offer similar specs, but in most cases you cannot perform any kernel adjustments or modifications, which require kernel module rearrangement. The finest web hosting CP user interface that permits you to resell website hosting accounts using your dedicated hosting server or virtual hosting server is, again, cPanel, even though you can also use DirectAdmin, depending on which hosting Control Panel befits your preferences better.
What do you require to be a web hosting reseller?
In order to be a web hosting reseller and establish your web hosting business, you need a web site, a billing system, a merchant account with a payment processor like PayPal, WorldPay, MoneyBookers, 2CheckOut, and so on, and an SSL certificate to guarantee that your customers' info is guarded when they make payments using your website when purchasing a service. Popular billing software platforms that you can avail of are WHMCS, AWBS and ClientExec. There is, though, one reseller hosting solutions provider I've uncovered that gives you a cost-free reseller web hosting account with all that included in it - a ready-for-use web site, a billing software platform and even technical support for your clients. The reseller hosting provider is Resellers Panel and their reseller web hosting program is without an analogue on the market, since they charge and support your customers for you, and permit you to sell their hosting solutions without having to purchase anything upfront yourself. What is more, they allow you to sell all their hosting services - shared hosting services, virtual hosting servers, semi-dedicated and dedicated hosting packages. You can sell all of these to your customers using a ready-to-use site template. The profit you earn is in fact the difference between their wholesale price and the price you fix yourself, so all you need to do is be a good marketing tactician and win clients. If that is a little too innovative for you, they still provide shared cPanel hosting reseller packages, as the majority of the companies do, and you can always order a private virtual web server or a dedicated hosting server and split it into web hosting accounts, which you can sell yourself. The bounties offered by their cPanel hosting reseller packages will make your reseller life easier too - they provide you with ClientExec in order to bill and support your clients, a bunch of web site skins and even a free-of-cost eNom reseller account. I have been working with them for a while now and I am quite gratified, especially since they introduced datacenter facilities in 4 countries for their shared web hosting packages - Australia, the United States, Sweden and the United Kingdom. It was a terrific chance to spread my hosting business further, on three continents. What more could I desire?