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Definition of Reseller Hosting

There are a lot of means of earning money online and one of them is to resell the shared hosting solutions provided by a specific hosting vendor. This provides immense opportunities for everybody who wishes to make additional revenue. There are several sorts of reseller hosting services, based on the hosting reseller's level of responsibility and, of course, on the web hosting vendor that offers the service. Before looking into that, let's first explore

What is a reseller hosting solution?

A reseller hosting solution is a kind of web hosting user account, which permits the user to set up separate sub-accounts that can be resold to various clients. This is commonly accomplished by furnishing the user with access to a master reseller hosting account, via which he can create various hosting accounts availing of the web server hard drive space provided by the reseller hosting package, for which he pays a given tax. This is a lot similar to the shared web hosting service and precisely like it, with most reseller hosting programs, numerous reseller hosting accounts share one single web server and are not bestowed with full root-level access to the web server configuration files. Such web hosting reseller programs are generally not that costly. Yet, they do hinder the resellers from promoting other types of web hosting services apart from shared web hosting plans.

Different types of reseller hosting solutions

Apart from the already mentioned manner of reseller hosting accounts, there are also a few other schemes that work just as fine. Yet, they differ with respect to the levels of participation and the budget amount that each of them presupposes. As mentioned above, the most popular mode of reselling web hosting solutions gives you limited alternatives and you risk losing your capital if things go wrong. For that reason, larger web hosting suppliers such as offer different ways of reselling hosting plans without having to purchase anything upfront, or to even cope with the provision of customer and billing support. With their program, the web hosting reseller registers for free and designates his own personal retail prices for the solutions, which are being sold directly from his online store. As invoicing transactions are taken care of by's staff, the customer does not need to pay for the web hosting service beforehand. He's simply going to obtain the difference between the retail price and the wholesale price as a commission. The reseller also has the opportunity to resell web hosting services like VPS hosting, semi-dedicated server hosting and dedicated server. More or less, his role comes down to popularizing the hosting service and offering support to the end customers and with providers that do not demand upfront deposits and tackle the billing and customer support provision, the sole task left for the hosting reseller will be to promote his private brand's web storefront. Another alternative will be to create different user accounts on a VPS web server, or on a dedicated hosting web server. With the majority of hosting service providers, you may obtain those two web hosting services with a cPanel, DirectAdmin, or some different hosting Control Panel, already installed on them. That will allow you to set up different shared web hosting accounts and have total authority over both the customers and the web hosting server itself. Besides, on a dedicated web server, you may create different private virtual web hosting server accounts and resell them to your clients. One single dedicated hosting web server may accommodate thousands of virtual web hosting server accounts, based on the server's capacity. This will enable you to offer a greater variety of web hosting solutions to your customers, which will offer you more options when promoting your web store. Sure enough, using a virtual private hosting server or a dedicated web server for reseller hosting goals is much more expensive than having an average reseller hosting user account. This is why, this option should be considered only if the web hosting reseller has sufficient knowledge and training required to handle a hosting server, otherwise it's advisable to either register for a normal reseller hosting program, or for the aforementioned Free Reseller Program offered by, which requests less participation from the hosting reseller.


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