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Reseller Web Hosting Revealed

The World Wide Web is an indispensable factor in our daily routine. Everyone would like to have their very own personal online portal, whether for entertainment, for socialization or commercial purposes. The hosting industry is thriving. Why not take a share of the pie yourself?

How did it all start?

This is how my concept of becoming a hosting reseller emerged. Probably it was the very same idea that also impelled the earliest reseller web hosting firms to supply such sort of web hosting solutions - to enlarge their clientele and to offer other individuals an opportunity to make some money.

ResellersPanel (Starter Plan)
$2.50
per month
Server Storage: Unlimited
Hosting Traffic: Unlimited
Hosted Domains: 1
Email Boxes: 100
FTP Accounts: Unlimited
Domains Parked: Unlimited
Free Top Level Domain: No
InnoDB: Yes
Node.js: Optional
Memcached: Optional
Uninterrupted Web Service Operation: 99.9% Uptime

What can you resell?

The majority of the vendors distribute Linux-based web hosting services. Linux is a multitasking Operating System, which is extremely applicable for both dedicated web hosting and shared web hosting servers. The typical reseller web hosting platform that corporations provide is the cPanel one, as the cPanel web hosting Control Panel graphical user interface offers three access levels - root (reserved for the web host itself), reseller (that is where you come in) and user (for your clients). Even though some do permit overselling, in most cases you are bound by the web hosting server disk storage space and monthly traffic restrictions of your reseller package. It is like a sphere, which you stuff with smaller spheres - when you have stuffed it all up, you cannot add more.

Resell VPS packages or dedicated web server packages

The greater part of the hosting firms providing virtual server plans and dedicated plans do not actually object if you utilize the virtual private web hosting server or the dedicated web server to sell hosting accounts. If you elect to resell web hosting accounts availing of a dedicated server, you will exert complete authority over the whole machine, the ability to make any configuration modifications you deem appropriate and the ability to keep track of all the hosting account owners hosted on it. The VPSs offer similar specs, but in most cases you cannot make any kernel changes or modifications, which involve kernel module reconfiguration. The finest web hosting CP graphical user interface that permits you to resell hosting accounts availing of your dedicated or Virtual Private Server is, again, cPanel, although you can also use DirectAdmin, depending on which web hosting CP meets your expectations better.

What do you require to be a web hosting reseller?

In order to be a web hosting reseller and kick off your reseller web hosting business, you demand a web site, an invoicing platform, a merchant account with an online payment processor such as PayPal, WorldPay, MoneyBookers, 2CheckOut, and so on, and a Secure Sockets Layer certificate to ensure that your customers' details are defended when they make payments using your website when purchasing a product. Well-known billing software platforms that you can utilize are WHMCS, AWBS and ClientExec. There is, though, one reseller hosting services provider I've stumbled upon that offers you a free-of-cost reseller web hosting account with all that included in it - a ready-for-use web site, an invoicing software system and even support for your clients. The reseller web hosting services provider is ResellersPanel.com and their reseller web hosting program is without an analogue on the market, as they charge and support your customers on your behalf, and allow you to resell their web hosting services without having to purchase anything in advance yourself. Moreover, they allow you to resell all their web hosting services - shared hosting plans, virtual hosting servers, semi-dedicated and dedicated web hosting solutions. You can sell all of these to your clients using a turn-key web page template. The profit you earn is basically the difference between their wholesale price and the price you specify yourself, so all you have to do is be a decent marketing strategist and earn customers. If that is a bit too bold for you, they still offer shared cPanel reseller hosting packages, as most companies do, and you can always obtain a VPS or a dedicated hosting server and partition it into website hosting accounts, which you can sell yourself. The extras included in their cPanel reseller web hosting packages will render your reseller life easier too - they offer ClientExec in order to bill and support your clients, a selection of website layouts and even a free eNom reseller account. I have been working with them for a while now and I am rather satisfied, even more so since they introduced datacenter facilities in four countries for their shared plans - Australia, the USA, Sweden and the United Kingdom. It was an immense chance to expand my web hosting business further, on three continents. What more could I want?