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How Reseller Web Hosting Works

There are lots of ways of making cash on the World Wide Web and one of them is to sell the hosting solutions supplied by a particular hosting vendor. This offers unlimited opportunities for everyone who wishes to make more revenue. There are several kinds of reseller web hosting services, depending on the hosting reseller's level of participation and, of course, on the provider that provides the web hosting service. Before going into that, let's first explore

What is a reseller web hosting solution?

A reseller web hosting service is a sort of web hosting user account, which permits the user to set up various sub-accounts that can be resold to various customers. This is typically achieved by supplying the reseller with access to a master reseller web hosting account, through which he can create separate web hosting accounts using the web server storage space provided by the reseller web hosting plan, for which he pays a certain tax. This is a lot like the shared web hosting service and precisely like it, with the majority of reseller web hosting programs, numerous reseller accounts share one web hosting server and are not given root access to the web server config files. Such web hosting reseller programs are generally not that expensive. However, they do hinder the hosting resellers from distributing other sorts of hosting solutions apart from shared plans.

Different types of reseller web hosting services

Aside from the aforementioned manner of reseller web hosting accounts, there are also several other ways that work just as good. However, they contrast in terms of the levels of commitment and the amount of funds that each one of them requires. As mentioned, the most common way of reselling web hosting solutions offers you limited possibilities and you risk losing your capital if things don't work out. Due to this reason, larger hosting providers such as offer different methods of reselling hosting accounts without the need to buy anything upfront, or to even be responsible for the provision of customer and invoicing support. With their program, the hosting reseller subscribes for free and determines his own personal retail prices for the solutions, which are being offered directly from his online store. Because invoicing transactions are handled by's team, the customer does not have to buy the service upfront. He's just going to receive the difference between the retail price and the wholesale price in the form of a commission. The web hosting reseller also has the possibility to offer web hosting solutions such as VPS plans, semi-dedicated plans and dedicated server. More or less, his job comes down to popularizing the service and providing support to the end clients and with web hosting firms that do not request upfront installments and cope with the invoicing and customer support provision, the only duty left for the reseller will be to advertise his private brand's web store. Another option will be to set up different accounts on a private virtual server, or on a dedicated server. With most web hosting corporations, you may get those 2 web hosting solutions with a cPanel, DirectAdmin, or another Control Panel, pre-installed on them. That will enable you to create different shared hosting accounts and exercise total authority over both the customers and the server itself. Additionally, on a dedicated web hosting server, you may create various VPS web server hosting accounts and resell them to your customers. One single dedicated hosting web server may accommodate thousands of virtual hosting server accounts, depending on the server's specs. This will permit you to offer a more extensive variety of web hosting solutions to your customers, which will offer you more opportunities when promoting your online store. Certainly, using a VPS web hosting server or a dedicated hosting server for reseller web hosting purposes is much more expensive than utilizing a regular reseller web hosting account. So, this opportunity should be considered only in case the hosting reseller has sufficient understanding and training required to handle a web server, otherwise it's recommendable to either opt for a normal reseller web hosting program, or for the aforementioned Free Reseller Program provided by, which demands less commitment from the web hosting reseller.


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