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Web Hosting Reseller Explanation

There are plenty of ways of generating profit online and one of them is to sell the web hosting services provided by some web hosting vendor. This provides immense opportunities for everybody who desires to earn more profit. There are different kinds of web hosting reseller services, depending on the web hosting reseller's level of involvement and, of course, on the company that offers the web hosting service. Prior to looking into that, let us first explore

What is a web hosting reseller service?

A web hosting reseller service is a sort of web hosting account, which allows the user to create different sub-accounts that can be sold to various clients. This is mostly accomplished by offering the user access to a main web hosting reseller account, via which he can create various hosting accounts with the space offered by the web hosting reseller plan, for which he pays a certain tax. This is a lot like the shared web hosting solution and exactly like it, with most web hosting reseller programs, many reseller web hosting accounts share one server and are not granted root-level access to the web server config files. Such reseller hosting programs are typically not that high-priced. Still, they do impede the hosting resellers from distributing other types of web hosting services aside from shared packages.

Different kinds of web hosting reseller services

Aside from the already mentioned mode of web hosting reseller packages, there are also a few other setups that work just as good. Still, they vary in terms of the levels of involvement and the budget amount that each of them demands. As stated above, the most common method of selling web hosting services offers you restricted alternatives and you risk forfeiting your cash if things don't work out. For this reason, bigger web hosting firms such as provide different methods of selling hosting accounts without having to buy anything upfront, or to even deal with the provision of customer and invoicing support. With their hosting reseller program, the web hosting reseller signs up free of cost and defines his very own personal retail prices for the hosting accounts, which are being sold directly from his web store. Since invoicing transactions are handled by's staff, the user does not have to buy the web hosting service beforehand. He's just going to get the difference between the retail price and the wholesale price as a commission. The web hosting reseller also has the possibility to offer web hosting solutions such as VPS hosting plans, semi-dedicated hosting plans and dedicated hosting. More or less, his job involves advertising the web hosting service and offering support to the end clients and with hosting providers that do not request upfront fees and take care of the billing and client support provision, the sole duty left for the hosting reseller will be to popularize his personal brand's online storefront. Another alternative will be to create different accounts on a VPS web hosting server, or on a dedicated hosting web server. With most web hosting firms, you may receive those two web hosting services with a cPanel, DirectAdmin, or some different web hosting Control Panel, pre-installed on them. That will permit you to set up various shared hosting plans and exert complete control over both the customers and the web hosting server itself. Moreover, on a dedicated web hosting server, you may set up various virtual private hosting server accounts and sell them to your customers. One single dedicated server may shelter 1000's of virtual private hosting server accounts, based on the server's configuration. This will permit you to sell a bigger array of web hosting services to your customers, which will offer you more alternatives when promoting your online storefront. Sure enough, using a virtual server or a dedicated web server for web hosting reseller objectives is much more costly than having an ordinary web hosting reseller user account. Because of this reason, this option should be considered only in case the reseller has sufficient ability and practice demanded to manage a hosting server, otherwise it's recommended to either register for a standard web hosting reseller program, or for the aforementioned Free Reseller Program courtesy of, which demands less involvement from the web hosting reseller.