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Description of Reseller Hosting

There are many means of gaining revenue on the web and one of them is to sell the hosting services provided by a given web hosting firm. This offers infinite options for everyone who desires to earn supplementary profit. There are several types of reseller hosting services, based on the web hosting reseller's degree of commitment and, of course, on the web hosting provider that provides the hosting service. Before going into that, let's first discuss

What is a reseller hosting service?

A reseller hosting solution is a type of hosting account, which permits the reseller to create various subaccounts that can be resold to different clients. This is mostly accomplished by bestowing the user with access to a master reseller hosting account, through which he can create different web hosting accounts using the web hosting server hard drive storage space provided by the reseller hosting plan, for which he pays a given fee. This is a lot like the shared web hosting service and exactly like it, with most reseller hosting programs, multiple reseller accounts share one and the same web hosting server and are not given full server root access to the web server configuration files. Such hosting reseller programs are generally not that high-priced. Yet, they do hinder the hosting resellers from supplying other sorts of web hosting solutions aside from shared hosting packages.

Different forms of reseller hosting services

Aside from the already mentioned way of reseller hosting plans, there are also a few different schemes that work just as good. Still, they differ with respect to the levels of involvement and the amount of funds that each of them necessitates. As mentioned, the most common mode of reselling web hosting solutions gives you restricted opportunities and you risk losing your capital if things don't work out. That's why, bigger hosting vendors like provide alternative modes of reselling hosting packages without having to buy anything in advance, or to even be responsible for the provision of client and invoicing support. With their reseller web hosting program, the hosting reseller subscribes free of charge and defines his very own personal retail prices for the hosting solutions, which are being sold straight from his online storefront. As invoicing transactions are handled by's personnel, the reseller does not need to buy the hosting service in advance. He's just going to get the difference between the retail and the wholesale price as a commission. The web hosting reseller also has the opportunity to supply web hosting services like VPS, semi-dedicated servers and dedicated server. More or less, his duty entails promoting the hosting service and offering support to the end users and with web hosting providers that do not request upfront charges and cope with the invoicing and customer support provision, the sole task left for the web hosting reseller will be to popularize his personal brand's web store. Another alternative will be to set up different user accounts on a virtual private hosting server, or on a dedicated hosting server. With the majority of hosting companies, you may obtain those two hosting solutions with a cPanel, DirectAdmin, or another CP, already installed on them. That will enable you to create different shared hosting packages and have absolute control over both the users and the web hosting server itself. Additionally, on a dedicated server, you may create various private virtual server web hosting accounts and resell them to your clients. A single dedicated web hosting server may accommodate 1000's of private virtual hosting server accounts, depending on the server's specifications. This will enable you to sell a wider array of services to your customers, which will offer you more options when popularizing your web storefront. Surely, using a private virtual web server or a dedicated hosting server for reseller hosting objectives is much more costly than utilizing a regular reseller hosting user account. Hence, this opportunity should be examined only in case the hosting reseller has sufficient knowledge and experience required to handle a server, otherwise it's recommendable to either register for a conventional reseller hosting program, or for the already mentioned Free Reseller Program provided by, which demands less participation from the reseller.