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How Does Reseller Hosting Work?

The World Wide Web has become a key element in our daily life. Everybody wants to establish their own personal web page, whether for enjoyment, for socialization or business ends. The shared web hosting industry niche is thriving. Why don't you get a part of the pie yourself?

What can you sell?

The majority of the companies furnish Linux-based web hosting services. Linux is a multi-user OS, which is extremely suited for both dedicated hosting and shared web hosting servers. The usual reseller hosting scheme that companies offer is the cPanel one, because the cPanel web hosting Control Panel software tool offers three levels of access - root (designated for the web hosting supplier itself), reseller (that is where you come in) and user (for your customers). Even though some do allow overselling, in the majority of the cases you are bound by the hosting server hard drive storage space and bandwidth limits of your reseller hosting plan. It is like a sphere, which you stuff with smaller spheres - when you have stuffed it all up, you cannot add more.

Resell VPS web hosting or dedicated web hosting server accounts

The majority of the hosting firms providing VPS web hosting and dedicated server web hosting do not actually disapprove if you utilize the virtual hosting server or the dedicated hosting server to resell hosting accounts. If you opt to sell website hosting accounts using a dedicated web server, you will have total authority over the entire physical machine, the possibility to carry out any configuration modifications you deem appropriate and the opportunity to monitor all the clients hosted on it. The VPS web servers offer comparable features, but in most instances you cannot perform any kernel modifications or modifications, which require kernel module reconfiguration. The best CP interface that allows you to sell website hosting accounts using your dedicated server or virtual web server is, again, cPanel, although you can also make use of DirectAdmin, depending on which Control Panel GUI fits your requirements better.

What do you require to be a reseller?

In order to become a reseller and establish your hosting business, you need a website, a billing software platform, a merchant account with an online payment processor such as PayPal, WorldPay, MoneyBookers, 2CheckOut, etc., and a Secure Sockets Layer certificate to guarantee that your clients' info is guarded when they make payments using your website when purchasing a service. Popular invoicing software systems that you can utilize are WHMCS, AWBS and ClientExec. The guys at ResellersPanel, however, offer you a cost-free reseller hosting account with all that included in it - a ready-for-use website, a billing platform and even support for your clients. Their reseller hosting program is unique on the market, as they bill and support your clients on your behalf, and permit you to resell our web hosting solutions without the need to buy anything in advance yourself. Moreover, they allow you to sell all their hosting services - shared hosting solutions, virtual hosting servers, semi-dedicated and dedicated hosting packages. You can sell all of these to your clients using a ready-to-use template. The profit you make is basically the difference between their wholesale price and the price you assign yourself, so all you have to do is be a decent marketing tactician and earn clients. If that is a little too bold for you, they still provide shared cPanel reseller hosting packages, as the majority of the reseller hosting providers do, and you can always obtain a private virtual hosting server or a dedicated hosting web server and divide it into website hosting accounts, which you can sell yourself. The bounties coming with their cPanel reseller hosting packages will render your reseller life easier as well - they furnish you with ClientExec in order to bill and support your clients, an array of templates and even a free eNom reseller account. We have data center facilities in four countries - Australia, the United States of America and the United Kingdom. It is a fantastic chance for you to expand your hosting business on three continents. What more could you want?