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What Actually is Reseller Web Hosting?

There are a lot of ways of earning profit on the Internet and one of them is to sell the web hosting solutions furnished by a certain company. This provides vast opportunities for everybody who desires to generate extra money. There are several varieties of reseller web hosting solutions, depending on the hosting reseller's degree of involvement and, of course, on the web hosting corporation that provides the web hosting service. Prior to going into that, let us first explore

What is a reseller web hosting service?

A reseller web hosting solution is a type of hosting user account, which enables the reseller to set up various subaccounts that can be resold to various clients. This is chiefly accomplished by furnishing the reseller with access to a master reseller web hosting account, through which he can create separate web hosting accounts availing of the disk space provided by the reseller web hosting plan, for which he pays a given fee. This is much like the shared hosting solution and exactly like it, with most reseller web hosting programs, numerous reseller web hosting accounts share the very same web server and are not bestowed with root access to the server configuration files. Such reseller hosting programs are normally not that costly. However, they do impede the resellers from furnishing other types of hosting services beside shared hosting plans.

Various forms of reseller web hosting solutions

Beside the already mentioned way of reseller web hosting packages, there are also a few other schemes that work just as fine. Yet, they differ with respect to the degrees of involvement and the amount of resources that each one of them entails. As already stated, the most popular mode of selling web hosting solutions gives you restricted options and you risk forfeiting your investment if things go wrong. That is why, bigger hosting firms such as provide alternative ways of selling web hosting packages without having to pay for anything beforehand, or to even cope with the provision of customer and invoicing support. With their reseller web hosting program, the hosting reseller subscribes for free and defines his own retail prices for the hosting services, which are being sold directly from his web storefront. Since invoicing transactions are taken care of by's personnel, the reseller does not have to pay for the hosting service beforehand. He's just going to receive the difference between the retail price and the wholesale price in the form of a commission. The hosting reseller also has the opportunity to supply hosing solutions such as VPS web hosting, semi-dedicated web hosting and dedicated web hosting. More or less, his duty involves advertising the web hosting service and offering support to the end clients and with hosting suppliers that do not request upfront fees and handle the invoicing and customer support provision, the sole responsibility left for the reseller will be to promote his personal brand's online storefront. Another option will be to set up separate accounts on a virtual web hosting server, or on a dedicated server. With most web hosting service providers, you may obtain those two hosting solutions with a cPanel, DirectAdmin, or some different hosting CP, already installed on them. That will allow you to set up different shared web hosting packages and exercise complete control over both the users and the web server itself. Furthermore, on a dedicated hosting web server, you may create various VPS hosting accounts and sell them to your customers. One single dedicated web hosting server may stash 1000's of VPS web hosting server accounts, depending on the web server's capacity. This will allow you to offer a larger array of services to your clients, which will offer you more alternatives when promoting your web storefront. Sure enough, using a VPS server or a dedicated hosting server for reseller web hosting objectives is much more costly than having a standard reseller web hosting account. Hence, this option should be contemplated only if the web hosting reseller has enough ability and experience demanded to manage a web server, otherwise it's advisable to either register for an ordinary reseller web hosting program, or for the abovementioned Free Reseller Program offered by, which demands less participation from the hosting reseller.