What Does Reseller Hosting Represent?
The Internet has become an integral part of everyone's everyday routine. Everyone wants to own their very own web site, whether for pleasure, for socialisation or business ends. The web hosting industry is thriving. Why not get a part of the pie yourself?
How did it all start?
This is how my wish to be a hosting reseller was begotten. Perhaps it was the very same idea that also stimulated the earliest pioneering reseller hosting firms to furnish such type of web hosting solutions - to enlarge their client base and to give other individuals a chance to make some profit.
What can you resell?
Most vendors offer Linux-powered web hosting services. Linux is a multitasking Operating System, which is very suited for both dedicated hosting and shared hosting servers. The typical web hosting reseller platform that providers offer is the cPanel one, as the cPanel web hosting Control Panel interface offers three levels of access - root (meant for the host itself), reseller (that is where you come in) and user (for your clients). Even though some do allow overselling, in most instances you are restricted by the disk drive space and bandwidth quota limitations of your reseller web hosting package. It is like a sphere, which you fill up with smaller spheres - when you have filled it all up, you cannot add more.
Promote private virtual server hosting accounts or dedicated web server hosting plans
The majority of the web hosting distributors providing VPS hosting solutions and dedicated plans do not really disapprove if you use the private virtual web server or the dedicated web server to sell website hosting accounts. If you opt to resell web hosting accounts availing of a dedicated web server, you will have total authority over the whole server, the opportunity to implement any config changes you desire and the opportunity to keep track of all the account holders hosted on it. The virtual servers offer comparable features, but in most instances you cannot perform any kernel modifications or modifications, which involve kernel module rearrangement. The best CP user interface that permits you to resell web site hosting accounts using your dedicated hosting web server or virtual web hosting server is, again, cPanel, even though you can also use DirectAdmin, depending on which web hosting Control Panel tool befits your expectations better.
What do you need to become a hosting reseller?
In order to be a reseller and commence your hosting business, you require a web site, an invoicing system, a merchant account with a payment processor like PayPal, WorldPay, MoneyBookers, 2CheckOut, etc., and an SSL certificate to make certain that your customers' details are safe when they pay via your web site when ordering a web hosting product. Popular billing systems that you can make use of are WHMCS, AWBS and ClientExec. There is, though, one reseller web hosting provider I've stumbled upon that offers you a free reseller hosting account with all that included in it - a ready-for-use website, a billing software platform and even support for your clients. The company is ResellersPanel and their hosting reseller program is unique on the market, since they bill and support your customers for you, and permit you to sell their services without the need to purchase anything upfront yourself. Additionally, they allow you to sell all their products - shared hosting packages, VPS servers, semi-dedicated and dedicated web hosting services. You can sell all of these to your customers via a ready-for-use web design template. The profit you gain is actually the difference between their wholesale price and the price you settle yourself, so all you have to do is be a good marketing strategist and tempt customers. If that is a little too bold for you, they still offer shared cPanel web hosting reseller plans, as the majority of the reseller hosting companies do, and you can always get a VPS hosting server or a dedicated hosting web server and split it into website hosting accounts, which you can offer yourself. The extras coming with their cPanel reseller web hosting plans will render your reseller life easier too - they supply you with ClientExec in order to bill and support your clients, a collection of design templates and even a cost-free eNom reseller account. I have been working with them for a while now and I am pretty gratified even more so since they introduced datacenter facilities in four countries for their shared packages - Australia the States Sweden and the United Kingdom. It was a huge chance to expand my web hosting business further on three continents. What more could I ask for?