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The Essence of the Hosting Reseller Business

The World Wide Web is an essential staple in everybody's daily life. Everybody desires to possess their own site, whether for enjoyment, for socialisation or business purposes. The hosting industry niche is blossoming. Why not get a slice of the pie yourself?

How did it all commence?

This is how my intention to become a hosting reseller originated. Perhaps it was the very same thought that also incited the first reseller web hosting firms to furnish such type of hosting solutions - to enlarge their customer base and to give other people an opportunity to earn some cash.

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What can you offer?

The majority of the providers supply Linux-based web hosting solutions. Linux is a multitasking Operating System, which is extremely adequate for both dedicated and shared hosting servers. The usual hosting reseller platform that providers provide is the cPanel one, as the cPanel hosting Control Panel user interface allows 3 access levels - root (meant for the web hosting distributor itself), reseller (that is where you enter) and user (for your clients). Although some do permit overselling, in most situations you are bound by the hosting server hard drive storage space and bandwidth quota limitations of your hosting reseller plan. It is like a sphere, which you fill up with smaller spheres - when you have filled it all up, you cannot add more.

Resell private virtual web server hosting plans or dedicated web hosting packages

The majority of the web hosting corporations providing virtual private hosting server plans and dedicated server web hosting accounts do not really object if you utilize the virtual private web hosting server or the dedicated web server to resell web hosting accounts. If you choose to resell web site hosting accounts using a dedicated hosting web server, you will exercise total control over the whole physical machine, the ability to carry out any config adjustments you choose and the ability to keep track of all the account owners hosted on it. The VPS hosting servers offer comparable options, but in the majority of the instances you cannot perform any kernel adjustments or modifications, which require kernel module reconfiguration. The finest hosting Control Panel software tool that allows you to sell hosting accounts using your dedicated hosting server or virtual hosting server is, once again, cPanel, although you can also use DirectAdmin, depending on which hosting Control Panel tool matches your desires better.

What do you need to be a hosting reseller?

In order to be a reseller and establish your web hosting business, you demand a web site, a billing software system, a merchant account with an online payment processor like PayPal, WorldPay, MoneyBookers, 2CheckOut, and so on, and an SSL certificate to ensure that your clients' information is safe when they pay using your website when ordering a web hosting service. Well-known billing software systems that you can use are WHMCS, AWBS and ClientExec. There is, however, one reseller hosting company I've stumbled upon that gives you a free reseller web hosting account with all that included in it - a ready-to-use website, a billing software system and even technical support for your clients. The reseller hosting company is ResellersPanel.com and their web hosting reseller program is without an analogue on the marketplace, since they charge and support your clients on your behalf, and permit you to resell their services without the need to buy anything in advance yourself. Besides, they permit you to resell all their hosting products - shared web hosting plans, VPS servers, semi-dedicated and dedicated web hosting packages. You can sell all of these to your customers via a turn-key website template. The profit you gain is actually the difference between their wholesale price and the price you settle yourself, so all you need to do is be a good marketing strategist and attract customers. If that is a bit too bold for you, they still distribute shared cPanel reseller hosting packages, as the majority of the reseller web hosting companies do, and you can always acquire a virtual private hosting server or a dedicated web server and slice it into web site hosting accounts, which you can sell yourself. The bonuses offered by their cPanel hosting reseller packages will make your reseller life easier too - they offer ClientExec in order to bill and support your clients, a selection of templates and even a cost-free eNom reseller account. I have been working with them for a while now and I am rather gratified, even more so since they introduced data center facilities in 4 countries for their shared web hosting plans - Australia, America, Sweden and Britain. It was an exceptional chance to spread my web hosting business further, on 3 continents. What more could I want?