Reseller Web Hosting Guide

Reseller Web Hosting Guide

How Resell Web hosting

How Resell Web hosting

General information

Reseller Web hosting is selling web hosting to your customers under your own brand when web hosting is provided by larger company. Reseller can rent any type of server as per requirement. Those are Shared Hosting , VPS Hosting, and Dedicated Server. Web hosting provider often gives a discount of 50 percent or more to the resellers on the price of a reseller hosting account.

What is Reseller Web Hosting?

Reseller hosting is a form of web hosting wherein the account owner has the ability to use his/her allotted hard drive space and bandwidth to host websites on behalf of third parties. The reseller purchases the host’s services wholesale and then sells them to customers for a profit.

A certain portion of hard drive and bandwidth is allocated to the reseller account. The reseller may rent a dedicated server from a hosting company, or resell shared hosting services. In the latter case, the reseller is simply given the permission to sell a certain amount of disk space and bandwidth to his own customers without renting a server from a web hosting company he signed for a reseller account with.

It is a kind of web hosting which enables you to use your hard drive space and the bandwidth as well, for hosting websites on a third party’s behalf. Your job is to act as a reseller and as such, you can buy the facilities provided by the host and sell those to other clients at a high price, making a good profit in the bargain.

Here the account owner may divide up their selected hard drive space and bandwidth and resell web hosting.

Usually, resellers are web consultants who are also web developers and designers and a web or a system-integration company. Web hosting for them is an extra service along with other host of services.

Web hosting resellers are normally not in charge of maintaining web server services or other maintenance related responsibilities but just a “web hosting provider.” In cases of any technical problems, such as server down and access problem, the responsibility falls on the owner of the dedicated server in which the reseller host is hosted.

Being a profitable reseller firm usually involves extensive advertising to get customers. While the monthly fees with major hosts are only a few dollars a month, it’s a low margin business, and resellers must devote large advertising budgets to compete with established.

One more thing I would like to tell here, is that for customer support the web host is not responsible for support directly to the end users, but the end user should inform about the issues to the reseller and reseller should lift up the queries infront of the web hosting provider.

Some popular hosting control panels are:

Generally it has been seen that the web hosting resellers can actually set up their web hosting company on the Internet and start selling web hosting plans under its own brand name. Now web host reselling has been turned out to be very easy through “GUI Control Panels” or Graphical User Interface. While few of the reseller programs offer customs Control Panel for their reseller’s customers, a major portion of the reseller programs offer the popular and well-known Control Panels.
DirectAdmin (Linux / Unix)
Ensim Pro (Windows and Linux / Unix)
Helm (Windows)
Webmin (Linux / Unix)
Hosting Controller (Windows)
WHM/cPanel (Windows (beta) and Linux / Unix)
Plesk (Windows and Linux / Unix)

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