How Does Hosting Reseller Function?

The World Wide Web has become an essential element in everyone's everyday routine. Everyone desires to launch their own personal online portal, whether for entertainment, for socialisation or commercial purposes. The hosting business is blooming. Why don't you get a piece of the pie yourself?

How did it all start?

This is how my desire to become a web hosting reseller emerged. Probably it was the same thought that also instigated the first pioneering reseller web hosting firms to deliver such kind of hosting services - to increase their clientele and to offer other individuals an opportunity to gain some profit.

Hosting Reseller

The majority of the vendors provide Linux-powered web hosting services. Linux is a multi-user platform, which is extremely apt for both dedicated web hosting and shared web hosting servers. The typical reseller web hosting scheme that companies provide is the cPanel one, as the cPanel web hosting CP GUI allows three access levels - root (intended for the hosting supplier itself), reseller (that is where you come in) and user (for your clients). Even though some do permit overselling, in the majority of the situations you are restricted by the web hosting space and monthly traffic limits of your reseller web hosting package. It is like a sphere, which you stuff with smaller spheres - when you have stuffed it all up, you cannot add more.

Offer Virtual Private Server plans or dedicated hosting solutions

The bigger part of the web hosting corporations offering VPS server web hosting solutions and dedicated plans do not actually mind if you utilize the VPS web hosting server or the dedicated web server to sell web site hosting accounts. If you decide to resell web hosting accounts availing of a dedicated web hosting server, you will exert complete control over the entire server, the opportunity to carry out any config modifications you choose and the opportunity to keep track of all the clients hosted on it. The virtual servers offer similar specs, but in the majority of the cases you cannot make any kernel adjustments or changes, which require kernel module reconfiguration. The best web hosting CP user interface that permits you to sell hosting accounts using your dedicated server or VPS server is, again, cPanel, although you can also make use of DirectAdmin, depending on which hosting Control Panel GUI lives up to your desires better.

What do you require to become a reseller?

In order to be a web hosting reseller and kick off your reseller web hosting business, you require a website, a billing software platform, a merchant account with a payment processor like PayPal, WorldPay, MoneyBookers, 2CheckOut, etc., and an SSL certificate to make sure that your clients' details are shielded when they make payments using your web site when purchasing a hosting service. Well-known invoicing software systems that you can make use of are WHMCS, AWBS and ClientExec. There is, though, one reseller hosting services provider I've stumbled upon that gives you a free-of-charge reseller account with all that included in it - a ready-to-use website, an invoicing system and even technical support for your customers. The reseller hosting solutions provider is ResellersPanel and their reseller web hosting program is without an analogue on the market, since they bill and support your clients for you, and allow you to resell their hosting services without having to buy anything beforehand yourself. Moreover, they permit you to sell all their web hosting services - shared web hosting solutions, VPS servers, semi-dedicated and dedicated web hosting plans. You can offer all of these to your customers via a ready-to-use website template. The profit you gain is in fact the difference between their wholesale price and the price you determine yourself, so all you need to do is be a good marketing strategist and allure clients. If that is a bit too innovative for you, they still provide shared cPanel reseller web hosting packages, as the majority of the reseller web hosting providers do, and you can always get a private virtual server or a dedicated hosting web server and partition it into web hosting accounts, which you can promote yourself. The bonuses coming with their cPanel reseller hosting packages will make your reseller life easier too - they provide you with ClientExec in order to bill and support your clients, a set of templates and even a free-of-cost eNom reseller account. I have been working with them for a while now and I am quite gratified especially since they introduced data center facilities in four countries for their shared web site hosting packages - Australia the USA Sweden and the United Kingdom. It was an immense chance to spread my web hosting business further on 3 continents. What more could I want?