There are many ways of generating revenue on the World Wide Web and one of them is to resell the web hosting services furnished by a given hosting vendor. This offers limitless opportunities for everybody who wants to make additional revenue. There are different types of reseller hosting solutions, depending on the reseller's degree of commitment and, of course, on the hosting vendor that offers the hosting service. Prior to going into that, let's first check out
What is a hosting reseller service?
A reseller web hosting service is a sort of hosting account, which allows the user to create separate subaccounts that can be offered to various customers. This is mainly achieved by granting the reseller access to a master reseller account, through which he can set up various web hosting accounts availing of the server storage space included in the reseller plan, for which he pays a given charge. This is a lot like the shared web hosting service and precisely like it, with most reseller hosting programs, numerous reseller web hosting accounts share one and the very same server and do not obtain root access to the server config files. Such reseller web hosting programs are typically not that expensive. Yet, they do deter the resellers from reselling other forms of hosting services except shared web hosting packages.
Different types of hosting reseller solutions
Beside the aforementioned way of hosting reseller plans, there are also several other ways that work just as fine. Still, they vary with respect to the levels of commitment and the amount of money that each of them requires. As already mentioned, the most common mode of selling hosting solutions gives you restricted alternatives and you risk losing your funds if things don't go well. This is the reason why, larger hosting providers like ResellersPanel offer alternative modes of reselling web hosting plans without having to pay for anything upfront, or to even cope with the provision of customer and invoicing support. With their reseller hosting program, the web hosting reseller signs up free of charge and specifies his very own retail prices for the web hosting plans, which are being sold directly from his online storefront. Since invoicing transactions are tackled by Resellers Panel's team, the reseller does not have to pay for the service beforehand. He's only going to get the difference between the retail and the wholesale price in the form of a commission. The web hosting reseller also has the possibility to resell hosing solutions such as VPS server web hosting plans, semi-dedicated hosting packages and dedicated web server hosting packages. More or less, his role entails popularizing the hosting service and providing support to the end customers and with providers that do not request preliminary taxes and handle the invoicing and client support provision, the sole duty left for the hosting reseller will be to promote his private brand's online store. Another possibility will be to set up separate accounts on a virtual private hosting server, or on a dedicated web server. With most companies, you may get those 2 hosting web hosting services with a cPanel, DirectAdmin, or another Control Panel, already installed on them. That will permit you to create various shared web hosting packages and have absolute control over both the customers and the web hosting server itself. Besides, on a dedicated hosting server, you may create various virtual web hosting server accounts and sell them to your customers. One dedicated web hosting server may host thousands of VPS server accounts, based on the web server's specs. This will allow you to sell a bigger array of hosting services to your customers, which will offer you more options when advertising your online storefront. By all means, utilizing a private virtual server or a dedicated hosting server for hosting reseller objectives is much more costly than using an average hosting reseller user account. This is the reason why, this possibility should be considered only on condition that the web hosting reseller has sufficient ability and experience demanded to handle a web hosting server, otherwise it's advisable to either sign up for a conventional web hosting reseller program, or for the aforementioned Free Reseller Program courtesy of Resellers Panel, which requires less participation from the hosting reseller.