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What is Web Hosting Reseller?

There are lots of ways of earning revenue on the Internet and one of them is to resell the hosting solutions offered by a given hosting company. This offers boundless opportunities for everybody who wants to make extra cash. There are different types of web hosting reseller solutions, depending on the web hosting reseller's degree of responsibility and, of course, on the web hosting corporation that offers the service. Prior to going into that, let us first explore

What is a web hosting reseller solution?

A web hosting reseller solution is a type of web hosting user account, which permits the user to set up different subaccounts that can be resold to various clients. This is normally carried out by bestowing the user with access to a master web hosting reseller account, through which he can set up various web hosting accounts utilizing the web server storage space offered by the web hosting reseller package, for which he pays a given fee. This is a lot similar to the shared hosting service and just like it, with the majority of web hosting reseller programs, a lot of hosting reseller accounts share one and the very same web hosting server and do not obtain root access to the web server config files. Such web hosting reseller programs are normally not that costly. Yet, they do restrain the web hosting resellers from offering other forms of hosting services except shared packages.

Various forms of web hosting reseller services

Apart from the aforementioned way of web hosting reseller plans, there are also a few other setups that work just as fine. Yet, they differ with respect to the degrees of commitment and the budget amount that each one of them demands. As stated above, the most popular method of reselling web hosting solutions gives you restricted options and you risk forfeiting your cash if things don't work out. Because of this, bigger hosting firms like offer different ways of reselling hosting accounts without having to purchase anything upfront, or to even be responsible for the provision of customer and invoicing support. With their reseller hosting program, the hosting reseller registers free of charge and determines his own personal retail prices for the hosting accounts, which are being sold straight from his web storefront. Because invoicing transactions are tackled by's team, the user does not need to pay for the web hosting service upfront. He's simply going to receive the difference between the retail price and the wholesale price as a commission. The web hosting reseller also has the option to sell web hosting services like VPS, semi-dedicated servers and dedicated server. More or less, his job comes down to promoting the web hosting service and offering support to the end customers and with hosting service providers that do not request preliminary payments and handle the billing and technical support provision, the only assignment left for the web hosting reseller will be to promote his personal brand's online store. Another option will be to set up separate accounts on a VPS web hosting server, or on a dedicated web server. With the majority of web hosting distributors, you may obtain those 2 web hosting services with a cPanel, DirectAdmin, or some different CP, pre-installed on them. That will permit you to set up different shared web hosting plans and have complete authority over both the customers and the web hosting server itself. In addition, on a dedicated hosting web server, you may set up separate virtual private web hosting server accounts and offer them to your clients. One single dedicated web server may stash thousands of virtual web server hosting accounts, depending on the web server's capacity. This will allow you to provide a larger array of hosting services to your clients, which will offer you more alternatives when promoting your online storefront. By all means, using a virtual private hosting server or a dedicated web server for web hosting reseller purposes is much more costly than utilizing a regular web hosting reseller user account. Hence, this alternative should be considered only on condition that the web hosting reseller has sufficient ability and practice necessary to manage a server, otherwise it's advisable to either register for a normal web hosting reseller program, or for the abovementioned Free Reseller Program provided by, which requires less dedication from the hosting reseller.


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