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What In Fact is Reseller Hosting?

There are many ways of making money on the World Wide Web and one of them is to resell the web hosting solutions furnished by a particular host. This provides immeasurable options for everyone who wants to earn supplementary cash. There are various varieties of reseller hosting services, based on the hosting reseller's level of commitment and, of course, on the web hosting vendor that provides the hosting service. Prior to going into that, let us first examine

What is a reseller hosting service?

A reseller hosting service is a kind of web hosting account, which enables the reseller to create various subaccounts that can be resold to different customers. This is typically carried out by providing the user with access to a main reseller hosting account, through which he can set up different web hosting accounts availing of the server disk drive space provided by the reseller hosting plan, for which he pays a given charge. This is much similar to the shared web hosting solution and precisely like it, with most reseller hosting programs, a lot of hosting reseller accounts share one and the same web server and are not supplied with complete root-level access to the web server configuration files. Such reseller web hosting programs are usually not that high-priced. However, they do prevent the hosting resellers from furnishing other types of web hosting solutions except shared plans.

Various varieties of reseller hosting solutions

Beside the already mentioned way of reseller hosting plans, there are also a few different setups that work just as good. However, they vary with respect to the levels of involvement and the amount of funds that each one of them presupposes. As already stated, the most common way of selling hosting solutions gives you limited opportunities and you risk losing your money if things don't go well. This is why, larger web hosting companies like offer alternative methods of reselling hosting plans without having to buy anything upfront, or to even deal with the provision of client and invoicing support. With their hosting reseller program, the web hosting reseller registers free of cost and puts his own retail prices for the web hosting plans, which are being sold straight from his online storefront. Because billing transactions are taken care of by's team, the customer does not need to pay for the service upfront. He's only going to get the difference between the retail and the wholesale price in the form of a commission. The hosting reseller also has the chance to sell hosing services like VPS hosting services, semi-dedicated hosting services and dedicated hosting. More or less, his duty entails advertising the hosting service and providing support to the end clients and with web hosts that do not request upfront taxes and deal with the invoicing and client support provision, the sole duty left for the hosting reseller will be to advertise his private brand's web store. Another alternative will be to create different accounts on a private virtual web server, or on a dedicated hosting server. With the majority of web hosting service providers, you may receive those two web hosting services with a cPanel, DirectAdmin, or another hosting CP, pre-installed on them. That will enable you to create various shared hosting plans and have complete authority over both the clients and the web hosting server itself. What is more, on a dedicated web hosting server, you may set up various VPS accounts and sell them to your clients. One single dedicated server may shelter thousands of virtual private web server hosting accounts, depending on the server's specifications. This will enable you to sell a greater variety of services to your clients, which will give you more possibilities when promoting your online storefront. Surely, utilizing a virtual web hosting server or a dedicated web server for reseller hosting objectives is much more expensive than utilizing a regular reseller hosting account. That is the reason why, this opportunity should be contemplated only in case the hosting reseller has enough understanding and practice demanded to handle a hosting server, otherwise it's recommended to either sign up for a normal reseller hosting program, or for the aforementioned Free Reseller Program provided by, which requires less dedication from the hosting reseller.