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What is Reseller Web Hosting?

There are a lot of ways of earning money on the World Wide Web and one of them is to resell the hosting solutions furnished by a particular service provider. This provides endless opportunities for everyone who wants to generate supplementary revenue. There are various varieties of reseller web hosting services, depending on the web hosting reseller's degree of responsibility and, of course, on the hosting service provider that provides the service. Before looking into that, let's first analyze

What is a reseller web hosting solution?

A reseller web hosting solution is a kind of web hosting account, which allows the user to set up various subaccounts that can be resold to different customers. This is chiefly carried out by providing the reseller with access to a master reseller web hosting account, through which he can set up various hosting accounts with the web server hard disk storage space included in the reseller web hosting plan, for which he pays a certain tax. This is much like the shared hosting service and precisely like it, with the majority of reseller web hosting programs, lots of web hosting reseller accounts share one single hosting server and are not provided with complete root-level access to the server configuration files. Such reseller hosting programs are typically not that expensive. Still, they do hinder the hosting resellers from furnishing other kinds of hosting solutions except shared packages.

Different sorts of reseller web hosting services

Apart from the already mentioned method of reseller web hosting plans, there are also a few different setups that work just as good. Still, they contrast with respect to the levels of commitment and the amount of money that each of them entails. As stated above, the most common mode of selling hosting services gives you limited possibilities and you risk losing your investment if things don't work out. Because of this reason, bigger hosting corporations such as provide alternative methods of reselling hosting plans without having to pay for anything in advance, or to even take care of the provision of customer and billing support. With their reseller web hosting program, the hosting reseller registers free of charge and chooses his very own retail prices for the hosting accounts, which are being offered directly from his online store. As billing transactions are handled by's staff, the customer does not have to pay for the service beforehand. He's just going to receive the difference between the retail price and the wholesale price as a commission. The reseller also has the opportunity to resell hosing solutions like VPS plans, semi-dedicated plans and dedicated server. More or less, his duty entails advertising the web hosting service and offering support to the end clients and with hosting firms that do not request preliminary payments and tackle the invoicing and client support provision, the sole responsibility left for the hosting reseller will be to promote his private brand's web storefront. Another option will be to create separate accounts on a VPS, or on a dedicated web server. With the majority of providers, you may receive those 2 web hosting services with a cPanel, DirectAdmin, or another Control Panel, pre-installed on them. That will allow you to set up different shared hosting plans and exert complete control over both the users and the hosting server itself. Also, on a dedicated web hosting server, you may set up different VPS web server hosting accounts and sell them to your clients. A single dedicated web hosting server may store 1000's of VPS web server accounts, depending on the web server's capacity. This will permit you to sell a bigger assortment of hosting services to your clients, which will offer you more possibilities when promoting your online storefront. Of course, utilizing a virtual server or a dedicated web hosting server for reseller web hosting objectives is much more costly than having an average reseller web hosting account. This is why, this possibility should be considered only in case the web hosting reseller has enough understanding and practice needed to administer a hosting server, otherwise it's recommendable to either register for a conventional reseller web hosting program, or for the abovementioned Free Reseller Program provided by, which requires less dedication from the reseller.