How Web Hosting Reseller Functions
The Internet has become a crucial part of our daily agenda. Everyone wishes to possess their very own personal website, whether for amusement, for socialisation or business purposes. The hosting business niche is blossoming. Why not get a part of the pie yourself?
What can you resell?
Most providers deliver Linux-powered hosting services. Linux is a multi-user platform, which is extremely suited for both dedicated hosting and shared hosting servers. The usual web hosting reseller platform that companies offer is the cPanel one, because the cPanel hosting CP graphical user interface allows 3 access levels - root (retained for the hosting distributor itself), reseller (that is where you enter) and user (for your clients). Even though some do allow overselling, in the majority of the cases you are bound by the server hard disk storage space and bandwidth limits of your web hosting reseller plan. It is like a sphere, which you fill up with tinier spheres - when you have filled it all up, you cannot add more.
Offer VPS plans or dedicated web server plans
The bigger part of the web hosting distributors providing VPS plans and dedicated server do not really object if you use the private virtual server or the dedicated web server to resell web hosting accounts. If you decide to sell web hosting accounts using a dedicated hosting web server, you will have complete authority over the entire physical server, the ability to implement any configuration adjustments you deem appropriate and the ability to keep track of all the clients hosted on it. The VPS servers offer similar specifications, but in the majority of the cases you cannot perform any kernel adjustments or changes, which require kernel module rearrangement. The best Control Panel interface that enables you to resell hosting accounts using your dedicated hosting web server or Virtual Private Server is, once again, cPanel, even though you can also use DirectAdmin, depending on which hosting CP interface fulfills your needs better.
What do you require to become a web hosting reseller?
In order to be a web hosting reseller and begin your hosting business, you require a web site, an invoicing software platform, a merchant account with a payment processor such as PayPal, WorldPay, MoneyBookers, 2CheckOut, etc., and an SSL certificate to ensure that your clients' information is protected when they pay via your website when buying a web hosting service. Popular invoicing platforms that you can use are WHMCS, AWBS and ClientExec. The guys at ResellersPanel, however, give you a free web hosting reseller account with all that included in it - a ready-for-use website, an invoicing system and even technical support for your clients. Their web hosting reseller program is without an analogue on the marketplace, since they charge and support your customers on your behalf, and permit you to resell our web hosting solutions without having to purchase anything upfront yourself. Moreover, they permit you to resell all their web hosting services - shared website hosting plans, VPS servers, semi-dedicated and dedicated web hosting solutions. You can sell all of these to your customers via a turn-key template. The profit you gain is in fact the difference between their wholesale price and the price you settle yourself, so all you need to do is be a decent marketing strategist and earn customers. If that is a little too bold for you, they still distribute shared cPanel web hosting reseller packages, as most reseller hosting companies do, and you can always get a VPS server or a dedicated hosting server and split it into website hosting accounts, which you can offer yourself. The gifts included in their cPanel web hosting reseller plans will make your reseller life easier too - they give you ClientExec in order to charge and support your customers, an assortment of web page themes and even a free-of-cost eNom reseller account. We have datacenter facilities in four countries - Australia, the United States and England. It is a big chance for you to spread your hosting business on three continents. What more could you ask for?