What is a reseller web hosting solution?
A reseller web hosting service is a type of hosting user account, which permits the reseller to set up separate subaccounts that can be sold to various customers. This is chiefly accomplished by supplying the user with access to a main hosting reseller account, through which he can create various web hosting accounts using the content storage space provided by the reseller hosting package, for which he pays a certain price. This is a lot similar to the shared hosting service and exactly like it, with most hosting reseller programs, lots of web hosting reseller accounts share a single hosting server and are not provided with full server root access to the web server configuration files. Such hosting reseller programs are typically not that expensive. However, they do hamper the resellers from furnishing other forms of web hosting services apart from shared web hosting packages.
Various varieties of hosting reseller solutions
Beside the aforementioned way of web hosting reseller accounts, there are also a few other schemes that work just as fine. Still, they vary with respect to the degrees of commitment and the amount of cash that each one of them presupposes. As stated above, the most common method of reselling hosting solutions offers you restricted options and you risk losing your money if things don't go well. That is why, larger web hosting firms such as Resellers Panel provide different modes of selling web hosting accounts without the need to buy anything beforehand, or to even take care of the provision of customer and invoicing support. With their program, the web hosting reseller registers for free and puts his own retail prices for the hosting packages, which are being sold directly from his online storefront. Since billing transactions are handled by Resellers Panel's team, the user does not have to buy the web hosting service beforehand. He's just going to receive the difference between the retail and the wholesale price in the form of a commission. The reseller also has the possibility to distribute hosing solutions like virtual servers, semi-dedicated server plans and dedicated hosting server plans. More or less, his role entails popularizing the hosting service and offering support to the end customers and with hosting suppliers that do not request preliminary charges and cope with the invoicing and customer support provision, the sole assignment left for the web hosting reseller will be to advertise his personal brand's web store. Another option will be to create separate user accounts on a private virtual web server, or on a dedicated hosting web server. With the majority of hosting companies, you may receive those 2 web hosting services with a cPanel, DirectAdmin, or some different web hosting Control Panel, pre-installed on them. That will enable you to create different shared web hosting accounts and exert full control over both the users and the web hosting server itself. In addition, on a dedicated web server, you may create various VPS web server accounts and offer them to your clients. One single dedicated server may stash 1000's of VPS web hosting server accounts, depending on the server's specifications. This will allow you to sell a wider assortment of services to your clients, which will provide you with more possibilities when advertising your online storefront. Sure enough, using a private virtual server or a dedicated hosting server for reseller hosting goals is much more expensive than utilizing a regular reseller web hosting account. For that reason, this opportunity should be contemplated only if the hosting reseller has sufficient understanding and practice needed to administer a web server, otherwise it's advisable to either register for a standard web hosting reseller program, or for the already mentioned Free Reseller Program provided by Resellers Panel, which requires less dedication from the web hosting reseller.