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Definition of Reseller Hosting

There are a lot of ways of earning revenue on the Internet and one of them is to resell the shared hosting solutions provided by a specific hosting plans provider. This provides endless options for everybody who desires to generate supplementary revenue. There are different types of reseller hosting services, depending on the reseller's level of participation and, of course, on the hosting service provider that provides the service. Prior to going into that, let's first discuss

What is a reseller hosting service?

A reseller hosting solution is a type of hosting account, which allows the reseller to set up different subaccounts that can be sold to various customers. This is normally achieved by granting the reseller access to a master reseller hosting account, through which he can create various web hosting accounts with the web server disk storage space included in the reseller hosting plan, for which he pays a given fee. This is a lot like the shared web hosting solution and exactly like it, with most reseller hosting programs, numerous reseller web hosting accounts share one web server and are not given full root-level access to the web server configuration files. Such reseller web hosting programs are generally not that expensive. However, they do bar the resellers from furnishing other kinds of web hosting solutions except shared web hosting plans.

Different varieties of reseller hosting solutions

Apart from the abovementioned way of reseller hosting accounts, there are also a few other setups that work just as fine. Yet, they contrast with respect to the levels of commitment and the budget amount that each of them necessitates. As already stated, the most popular mode of reselling web hosting services offers you limited alternatives and you risk losing your investment if things go wrong. Due to this reason, bigger hosting providers such as ResellersPanel.com offer alternative modes of selling hosting plans without the need to purchase anything in advance, or to even get involved in the provision of technical and billing support. With their web hosting reseller program, the reseller subscribes free of cost and puts his own retail prices for the web hosting plans, which are being sold directly from his online storefront. As billing transactions are tackled by ResellersPanel.com's personnel, the user does not need to purchase the web hosting service in advance. He's just going to obtain the difference between the retail and the wholesale price in the form of a commission. The hosting reseller also has the option to supply web hosting services like VPS hosting, semi-dedicated hosting and dedicated hosting. More or less, his duty comes down to promoting the web hosting service and providing support to the end customers and with providers that do not require upfront deposits and handle the invoicing and client support provision, the sole responsibility left for the hosting reseller will be to promote his private brand's web store. Another alternative will be to create different user accounts on a VPS web hosting server, or on a dedicated server. With most hosting suppliers, you may get those two hosting services with a cPanel, DirectAdmin, or another hosting Control Panel, pre-installed on them. That will enable you to create various shared web hosting plans and exert total control over both the customers and the hosting server itself. Also, on a dedicated web hosting server, you may create separate VPS server hosting accounts and resell them to your clients. A single dedicated hosting web server may host thousands of VPS web hosting accounts, based on the web server's specs. This will permit you to provide a greater variety of services to your clients, which will present you with more alternatives when popularizing your web storefront. By all means, using a private virtual web server or a dedicated web server for reseller hosting objectives is much more costly than utilizing an ordinary reseller hosting account. Because of this reason, this opportunity should be examined only on condition that the reseller has sufficient understanding and practice required to administer a server, otherwise it's advisable to either sign up for a regular reseller hosting program, or for the already mentioned Free Reseller Program provided by ResellersPanel.com, which requires less dedication from the reseller.