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Reseller Web Hosting Description

There are plenty of means of generating cash on the Internet and one of them is to resell the hosting services provided by a certain service provider. This presents limitless opportunities for everybody who wants to gain extra cash. There are different kinds of reseller web hosting solutions, based on the hosting reseller's level of responsibility and, of course, on the hosting company that offers the web hosting service. Prior to looking into that, let us first explore

What is a reseller web hosting solution?

A reseller web hosting solution is a sort of hosting user account, which enables the reseller to set up various subaccounts that can be sold to various customers. This is mostly carried out by supplying the reseller with access to a master reseller web hosting account, via which he can create different hosting accounts using the server disk drive space provided by the reseller web hosting plan, for which he pays a certain fee. This is much similar to the shared web hosting solution and just like it, with the majority of reseller web hosting programs, many hosting reseller accounts share one and the very same server and are not bestowed with root-level access to the web server config files. Such reseller programs are typically not that costly. However, they do deter the hosting resellers from selling other forms of hosting solutions apart from shared web hosting plans.

Various sorts of reseller web hosting services

Beside the already mentioned method of reseller web hosting accounts, there are also a few different ways that work just as fine. Still, they vary in terms of the levels of participation and the amount of funds that each of them requires. As stated above, the most popular method of reselling hosting solutions offers you restricted options and you risk losing your funds if things don't go well. For that reason, bigger web hosting companies like provide alternative modes of selling hosting plans without having to pay for anything beforehand, or to even become involved in the provision of technical and billing support. With their hosting reseller program, the reseller signs up free of cost and specifies his very own personal retail prices for the web hosting services, which are being offered straight from his online store. Since billing transactions are taken care of by's staff, the user does not have to pay for the hosting service beforehand. He's merely going to get the difference between the retail price and the wholesale price as a commission. The web hosting reseller also has the chance to resell hosing solutions like VPS services, semi-dedicated services and dedicated server. More or less, his duty involves popularizing the service and offering support to the end customers and with hosting firms that do not demand upfront taxes and take care of the billing and customer support provision, the sole task left for the web hosting reseller will be to promote his private brand's online store. Another possibility will be to set up different accounts on a private virtual web hosting server, or on a dedicated web hosting server. With the majority of web hosts, you may get those two hosting solutions with a cPanel, DirectAdmin, or another hosting Control Panel, pre-installed on them. That will enable you to set up different shared web hosting packages and exercise complete authority over both the users and the server itself. Additionally, on a dedicated web server, you may set up separate VPS server hosting accounts and resell them to your customers. One single dedicated web server may host thousands of Virtual Private Server hosting accounts, based on the server's configuration. This will allow you to provide a more extensive array of web hosting services to your clients, which will provide you with more opportunities when advertising your online store. Of course, utilizing a virtual web server or a dedicated hosting web server for reseller web hosting purposes is much more costly than using a standard reseller web hosting account. For that reason, this alternative should be contemplated only if the web hosting reseller has sufficient knowledge and training required to handle a hosting server, otherwise it's recommended to either register for a conventional reseller web hosting program, or for the abovementioned Free Reseller Program courtesy of, which requires less participation from the reseller.