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How Does Web Hosting Reseller Work?

The World Wide Web has become an indispensable factor in everyone's daily agenda. Everybody desires to set up their very own personal web page, whether for fun, for socialisation or business purposes. The web hosting industry niche is flourishing. Why not take a chunk of the pie yourself?

What can you sell?

The majority of the vendors distribute Linux-based web hosting solutions. Linux is a multitasking OS, which is extremely adequate for both dedicated and shared hosting servers. The usual web hosting reseller platform that providers offer is the cPanel one, since the cPanel hosting CP graphical user interface allows three access levels - root (reserved for the web hosting distributor itself), reseller (that is where you come in) and user (for your customers). Although some do allow overselling, in the majority of the situations you are restricted by the hosting server disk drive space and web traffic quota restrictions of your web hosting reseller package. It is like a sphere, which you fill up with smaller spheres - when you have filled it all up, you cannot add more.

Resell VPS hosting services or dedicated server plans

The bigger part of the web hosts offering VPS hosting services and dedicated hosting do not actually mind if you utilize the VPS server or the dedicated hosting server to sell hosting accounts. If you opt to resell website hosting accounts availing of a dedicated hosting server, you will have full authority over the whole physical server, the possibility to implement any configuration adjustments you choose and the possibility to keep an eye on all the users hosted on it. The virtual servers offer comparable specs, but in the majority of the cases you cannot carry out any kernel changes or adjustments, which require kernel module rearrangement. The finest web hosting CP interface that permits you to sell website hosting accounts availing of your dedicated web server or virtual private web server is, again, cPanel, even though you can also use DirectAdmin, depending on which hosting Control Panel software tool measures up to your expectations better.

What do you require to become a hosting reseller?

In order to become a hosting reseller and begin your hosting business, you demand a web site, a billing software platform, a merchant account with a payment processor such as PayPal, WorldPay, MoneyBookers, 2CheckOut, and so on, and an SSL certificate to guarantee that your clients' details are secure when they make payments via your website when purchasing a hosting service. Popular billing software platforms that you can use are WHMCS, AWBS and ClientExec. The guys at ResellersPanel, however, give you a cost-free web hosting reseller account with all that included in it - a ready-to-use website, an invoicing platform and even technical support for your clients. Their web hosting reseller program is unique on the marketplace, since they bill and support your clients for you, and allow you to sell our hosting services without the need to purchase anything in advance yourself. What is more, they allow you to resell all their hosting products - shared hosting plans, virtual hosting servers, semi-dedicated and dedicated web hosting plans. You can sell all of these to your clients using a turn-key site template. The profit you gain is actually the difference between their wholesale price and the price you fix yourself, so all you have to do is be a good marketing strategist and gain clients. If that is a little too bold for you, they still distribute shared cPanel web hosting reseller packages, as most companies do, and you can always get a VPS hosting server or a dedicated hosting server and split it into website hosting accounts, which you can sell yourself. The bounties coming with their cPanel web hosting reseller packages will make your reseller life easier too - they offer ClientExec in order to bill and support your clients, a selection of web design templates and even a cost-free eNom reseller account. We have datacenters in four countries - Australia, the United States of America and Great Britain. It is a fantastic opportunity for you to expand your web hosting business on three continents. What more could you desire?