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What Exactly is Hosting Reseller?

The Internet is a key fragment of our daily routine. Everyone would like to launch their very own personal web portal, whether for enjoyment, for socialization or business purposes. The web hosting industry is thriving. Why don't you get a share of the pie yourself?

What can you sell?

The majority of the providers deliver Linux-based web hosting solutions. Linux is a multi-user platform, which is very adequate for both dedicated hosting and shared hosting servers. The typical hosting reseller platform that companies provide is the cPanel one, since the cPanel web hosting CP software includes 3 access levels - root (designated for the host itself), reseller (that is where you enter) and user (for your clients). Even though some do permit overselling, in most cases you are restricted by the web server storage space and web traffic limits of your hosting reseller 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 hosting packages or dedicated hosting packages

The bigger part of the web hosting distributors providing VPS hosting packages and dedicated hosting do not really disapprove if you utilize the VPS web server or the dedicated hosting web server to resell website hosting accounts. If you decide to sell hosting accounts using a dedicated hosting server, you will have full control over the whole machine, the possibility to perform any configuration adjustments you like and the opportunity to keep an eye on all the account owners hosted on it. The virtual web hosting servers offer similar specs, but in the majority of the cases you cannot carry out any kernel modifications or changes, which involve kernel module rearrangement. The finest CP interface that permits you to resell website hosting accounts utilizing your dedicated or private virtual hosting server is, once again, cPanel, although you can also utilize DirectAdmin, depending on which CP interface lives up to your preferences better.

What do you need to be a reseller?

In order to become a hosting reseller and start your hosting business, you require a web site, a billing system, a merchant account with an online payment processor like PayPal, WorldPay, MoneyBookers, 2CheckOut, etc., and a Secure Sockets Layer certificate to ensure that your customers' information is guarded when they make payments using your web site when ordering a web hosting product. Famous invoicing platforms that you can use are WHMCS, AWBS and ClientExec. The guys at ResellersPanel, however, give you a cost-free hosting reseller account with all that included in it - a ready-to-use website, a billing system and even support for your customers. Their hosting reseller program is without an analogue on the market, since they charge and support your clients for you, and permit you to resell our web hosting services without having to buy anything upfront yourself. What is more, they permit you to resell all their services - shared website hosting services, VPS servers, semi-dedicated and dedicated hosting plans. You can offer all of these to your clients via a ready-to-use web design template. The profit you earn is actually the difference between their wholesale price and the price you specify yourself, so all you need to do is be a good marketing tactician and acquire customers. If that is a bit too innovative for you, they still deliver shared cPanel hosting reseller plans, as the majority of the reseller hosting companies do, and you can always acquire a private virtual hosting server or a dedicated hosting server and split it into website hosting accounts, which you can offer yourself. The extras coming with their cPanel hosting reseller plans will render your reseller life easier as well - they give you ClientExec in order to bill and support your customers, a bunch of site skins and even a free-of-charge eNom reseller account. We have data centers in four countries - Australia, the USA and the UK. It is a huge opportunity for you to expand your web hosting business on three continents. What more could you want?