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Reseller Hosting Explained

There are plenty of ways of making cash on the web and one of them is to resell the shared hosting solutions provided by some hosting solutions provider. This offers immeasurable possibilities for everybody who wants to gain additional revenue. There are various sorts of reseller hosting services, depending on the reseller's degree of participation and, of course, on the web hosting corporation that offers the hosting service. Before looking into that, let us first analyze

What is a reseller hosting service?

A reseller hosting service is a type of hosting account, which allows the user to create separate subaccounts that can be resold to various clients. This is mostly carried out by offering the reseller access to a main reseller hosting account, through which he can set up separate web hosting accounts with the web server hard disk space offered by the reseller hosting plan, for which he pays a certain charge. This is much similar to the shared web hosting service and precisely like it, with the majority of reseller hosting programs, numerous reseller accounts share one single hosting server and do not get complete server root access to the server configuration files. Such hosting reseller programs are usually not that costly. However, they do deter the resellers from furnishing other sorts of web hosting services aside from shared web hosting packages.

Various kinds of reseller hosting solutions

Apart from the abovementioned way of reseller hosting accounts, there are also several other setups that work just as good. Yet, they differ in terms of the degrees of participation and the amount of money that each one of them necessitates. As stated above, the most common method of reselling hosting solutions offers you restricted alternatives and you risk losing your money if things don't work out. This is why, larger hosting service providers like provide alternative ways of selling hosting plans without the need to pay for anything in advance, or to even get involved in the provision of technical and billing support. With their web hosting reseller program, the reseller subscribes free of cost and selects his own retail prices for the web hosting services, which are being offered directly from his web store. Because invoicing transactions are handled by's team, the client does not have to pay for the service upfront. He's merely going to get the difference between the retail price and the wholesale price in the form of a commission. The hosting reseller also has the opportunity to distribute hosing services such as virtual private servers plans, semi-dedicated server plans and dedicated server. More or less, his role involves advertising the hosting service and offering support to the end clients and with web hosting providers that do not request upfront payments and tackle the billing and technical support provision, the only task left for the web hosting reseller will be to popularize his personal brand's online storefront. Another option will be to set up different user accounts on a virtual private hosting server, or on a dedicated server. With most providers, you may receive those 2 web hosting solutions with a cPanel, DirectAdmin, or another CP, already installed on them. That will enable you to set up different shared web hosting plans and have full authority over both the clients and the web hosting server itself. Furthermore, on a dedicated hosting web server, you may set up separate VPS server web hosting accounts and resell them to your clients. A single dedicated hosting web server may host 1000's of virtual web hosting server accounts, depending on the server's capacity. This will enable you to sell a bigger assortment of web hosting solutions to your customers, which will offer you more alternatives when advertising your online storefront. Sure enough, utilizing a VPS hosting server or a dedicated hosting server for reseller hosting objectives is much more costly than having a conventional reseller hosting user account. Hence, this possibility should be contemplated only in case the hosting reseller has enough ability and experience required to handle a server, otherwise it's advisable to either sign up for an ordinary reseller hosting program, or for the already mentioned Free Reseller Program offered by, which requests less participation from the web hosting reseller.