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Reseller Hosting Explained

The Internet has become a key part of everybody's everyday life. Everybody wishes to establish their very own web portal, whether for pleasure, for socialisation or business purposes. The hosting business niche is blooming. Why don't you get a chunk of the pie yourself?

How did it all start?

This is how my thought on becoming a web hosting reseller evolved. Perchance it was the very same thought that also urged the first reseller hosting firms to supply such kind of hosting services - to increase their clientele and to offer other individuals an opportunity to earn some profit.

What can you offer?

Most firms offer Linux-powered web hosting services. Linux is a multitasking Operating System, which is extremely applicable for both dedicated hosting and shared hosting servers. The typical web hosting reseller platform that providers provide is the cPanel one, because the cPanel web hosting Control Panel GUI offers 3 levels of access - root (meant for the host itself), reseller (that is where you enter) and user (for your clients). Even though some do allow overselling, in most instances you are bound by the hosting server disk space and web traffic restrictions of your reseller hosting plan. It is like a sphere, which you fill up with smaller spheres - when you have filled it all up, you cannot add more.

Promote virtual server web hosting solutions or dedicated web hosting solutions

Most of the web hosting vendors offering VPS web server solutions and dedicated hosting web server packages do not actually object if you use the virtual server or the dedicated web server to resell hosting accounts. If you elect to resell hosting accounts utilizing a dedicated hosting web server, you will exert full authority over the entire server, the opportunity to perform any configuration changes you deem fit and the opportunity to keep an eye on all the account holders hosted on it. The private virtual servers offer comparable options, but in most cases you cannot make any kernel modifications or modifications, which involve kernel module reconfiguration. The finest Control Panel tool that allows you to resell web site hosting accounts utilizing your dedicated web hosting server or private virtual server is, once again, cPanel, even though you can also make use of DirectAdmin, depending on which Control Panel software tool fits your anticipations better.

What do you need to be a web hosting reseller?

In order to be a hosting reseller and begin your business, you require a web site, a billing platform, a merchant account with an online payment processor like PayPal, WorldPay, MoneyBookers, 2CheckOut, and so on, and an SSL certificate to make sure that your clients' info is safe when they make payments via your web site when purchasing a web hosting product. Popular billing platforms that you can utilize are WHMCS, AWBS and ClientExec. There is, though, one particular reseller hosting services provider I've chanced on that gives you a charge-free web hosting reseller account with all that included in it - a ready-to-use web site, an invoicing system and even support for your clients. The reseller hosting services provider is Resellers Panel and their web hosting reseller program is unique on the market, as they bill and support your clients for you, and permit you to sell their hosting solutions without having to buy anything in advance yourself. What is more, they allow you to sell all their web hosting solutions - shared web hosting packages, VPS hosting servers, semi-dedicated and dedicated hosting packages. You can offer all of these to your customers using a turn-key design template. The profit you earn is basically the difference between their wholesale price and the price you settle yourself, so all you need to do is be a good marketing strategist and tempt clients. If that is a bit too bold for you, they still supply shared cPanel web hosting reseller packages, as the majority of the reseller hosting providers do, and you can always obtain a private virtual web server or a dedicated hosting server and slice it into web site hosting accounts, which you can sell yourself. The presents coming with their cPanel reseller web hosting plans will render your reseller life easier as well - they give you ClientExec in order to charge and support your customers, a set of design skins and even a cost-free eNom reseller account. I have been with them for a while now and I am quite satisfied, especially since they introduced data center facilities in 4 countries for their shared web hosting plans - Australia, the States, Sweden and the United Kingdom. It was a fantastic opportunity to spread my web hosting business further, on three continents. What more could I ask for?

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Cost Per Month $0.00
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Server Disk Storage Unlimited 0.5 GB
Web Hosting Traffic Unlimited 10 GB
Server CPU Usage % 1.3%
Domains Hosted 2
OS Installation Options Debian GNU/Linux Debian GNU/Linux
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