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How Reseller Hosting Operates

There are a lot of ways of earning money online and one of them is to resell the hosting services supplied by a particular web hosting supplier. This provides limitless options for everybody who desires to generate additional cash. There are various varieties of reseller hosting solutions, based on the reseller's degree of participation and, of course, on the web hosting company that provides the hosting service. Before looking into that, let's first discuss

What is a reseller hosting solution?

A reseller hosting service is a kind of web hosting user account, which allows the reseller to create different sub-accounts that can be resold to various clients. This is normally accomplished by supplying the reseller with access to a main reseller hosting account, via which he can create various web hosting accounts utilizing the hard disk space provided by the reseller hosting package, for which he pays a certain price. This is much similar to the shared hosting solution and precisely like it, with most reseller hosting programs, multiple web hosting reseller accounts share one server and are not furnished with root-level access to the server config files. Such web hosting reseller programs are usually not that costly. Yet, they do deter the web hosting resellers from selling other types of hosting solutions beside shared plans.

Different varieties of reseller hosting services

Beside the aforementioned way of reseller hosting accounts, there are also several different schemes that work just as fine. Still, they contrast in terms of the levels of involvement and the amount of cash that each one of them necessitates. As already stated, the most popular way of selling hosting solutions gives you restricted opportunities and you risk forfeiting your cash if things don't go well. Because of this, bigger hosting corporations like offer alternative modes of reselling web hosting accounts without having to purchase anything in advance, or to even be responsible for the provision of technical and billing support. With their hosting reseller program, the web hosting reseller subscribes free of cost and puts his very own retail prices for the web hosting accounts, which are being sold straight from his web store. Because invoicing transactions are handled by's personnel, the user does not need to purchase the service in advance. He's simply going to obtain the difference between the retail and the wholesale price in the form of a commission. The hosting reseller also has the opportunity to supply hosing services like VPS plans, semi-dedicated plans and dedicated server. More or less, his role involves promoting the web hosting service and providing support to the end clients and with web hosting service providers that do not demand preliminary charges and take care of the invoicing and technical support provision, the sole assignment left for the hosting reseller will be to advertise his personal brand's online store. Another alternative will be to create separate accounts on a private virtual hosting server, or on a dedicated web hosting server. With the majority of web hosting corporations, you may receive those 2 hosting solutions with a cPanel, DirectAdmin, or another Control Panel, pre-installed on them. That will permit you to set up various shared web hosting accounts and exercise total authority over both the customers and the web server itself. Furthermore, on a dedicated hosting server, you may set up various virtual private hosting server accounts and resell them to your clients. A single dedicated web hosting server may accommodate 1000's of VPS hosting accounts, depending on the web server's specs. This will enable you to provide a more extensive variety of hosting services to your customers, which will offer you more possibilities when promoting your online store. Certainly, using a virtual web server or a dedicated web hosting server for reseller hosting purposes is much more expensive than having a normal reseller hosting account. That is the reason why, this opportunity should be examined only on condition that the hosting reseller has sufficient understanding and training demanded to administer a hosting server, otherwise it's advisable to either register for a regular reseller hosting program, or for the already mentioned Free Reseller Program offered by, which requires less involvement from the web hosting reseller.