Reseller Hosting Unmasked
The Internet is a vital component of our daily routine. Everybody desires to establish their very own web portal, whether for enjoyment, for socialization or commercial ends. The shared hosting industry niche is flourishing. Why not take a share of the pie yourself?
What can you offer?
Most providers offer Linux-based hosting services. Linux is a multitasking Operating System, which is very suitable for both dedicated hosting and shared hosting servers. The typical reseller hosting scheme that providers offer is the cPanel one, because the cPanel hosting CP graphical user interface offers 3 levels of access - root (designated for the web hosting supplier itself), reseller (that is where you enter) and user (for your customers). Even though some do allow overselling, in the majority of the situations you are bound by the data storage space and bandwidth quota limitations of your reseller hosting plan. It is like a sphere, which you stuff with tinier spheres - when you have stuffed it all up, you cannot add more.
Resell virtual private servers or dedicated web hosting accounts
The bigger part of the hosting firms providing virtual private servers and dedicated server do not really disapprove if you use the VPS hosting server or the dedicated web server to resell website hosting accounts. If you elect to resell website hosting accounts availing of a dedicated web hosting server, you will have complete control over the entire server, the ability to perform any config adjustments you deem appropriate and the possibility to keep track of all the customers hosted on it. The VPS web servers offer similar options, but in most cases you cannot implement any kernel modifications or adjustments, which necessitate kernel module reconfiguration. The best hosting CP GUI that permits you to resell web hosting accounts using your dedicated or virtual server is, once again, cPanel, although you can also utilize DirectAdmin, depending on which Control Panel user interface matches your requirements better.
What do you need to be a reseller?
In order to become a web hosting reseller and kick off your reseller web hosting business, you demand a web site, a billing platform, a merchant account with an online payment processor like PayPal, WorldPay, MoneyBookers, 2CheckOut, etc., and a Secure Sockets Layer certificate to ensure that your clients' data is secure when they pay using your web site when ordering a web hosting service. Famous invoicing software platforms that you can use are WHMCS, AWBS and ClientExec. The guys at ResellersPanel, however, give you a cost-free reseller hosting account with all that included in it - a ready-for-use web site, a billing software platform and even technical support for your customers. Their reseller hosting program is without an analogue on the market, since they charge and support your customers for you, and permit you to sell our web hosting services without the need to purchase anything upfront yourself. Additionally, they allow you to sell all their hosting products - shared web hosting services, VPS hosting servers, semi-dedicated and dedicated hosting packages. You can offer all of these to your customers using a ready-to-use template. The profit you earn is actually the difference between their wholesale price and the price you name yourself, so all you have to do is be a good marketing strategist and gain customers. If that is a bit too innovative for you, they still offer shared cPanel reseller hosting packages, as the majority of the companies do, and you can always obtain a virtual private web server or a dedicated hosting server and slice it into web hosting accounts, which you can sell yourself. The presents coming with their cPanel reseller hosting plans will render your reseller life easier as well - they offer ClientExec in order to bill and support your clients, a collection of web page templates and even a cost-free eNom reseller account. We have datacenter facilities in four countries - Australia, the USA and the UK. It is an excellent chance for you to spread your web hosting business on three continents. What more could you wish for?