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How Reseller Web Hosting Functions

The Internet has become an indispensable fragment of everyone's everyday life. Everyone wishes to establish their very own web portal, whether for fun, for socialization or commercial ends. The hosting business niche is blooming. Why don't you take a chunk of the pie yourself?

What can you resell?

Most providers offer Linux-driven hosting services. Linux is a multi-user Operating System, which is extremely applicable for both dedicated and shared web hosting servers. The usual reseller web hosting scheme that vendors provide is the cPanel one, since the cPanel Control Panel interface allows 3 levels of access - root (designated for the web host itself), reseller (that is where you enter) and user (for your clients). Although some do allow overselling, in most instances you are bound by the web server hard disk space and monthly bandwidth restrictions of your reseller web hosting package. It is like a sphere, which you fill up with tinier spheres - when you have filled it all up, you cannot add more.

Sell VPS services or dedicated server hosting packages

The bigger part of the hosting suppliers providing VPS services and dedicated server do not actually mind if you utilize the private virtual server or the dedicated web server to sell hosting accounts. If you opt to resell web hosting accounts using a dedicated hosting server, you will have full control over the entire machine, the ability to implement any config adjustments you wish and the possibility to keep an eye on all the users hosted on it. The VPS servers offer similar options, but in most cases you cannot perform any kernel adjustments or modifications, which necessitate kernel module rearrangement. The best Control Panel GUI that allows you to resell web hosting accounts using your dedicated or private virtual hosting server is, once again, cPanel, although you can also make use of DirectAdmin, depending on which web hosting CP software tool measures up to your expectations better.

What do you need to be a web hosting reseller?

In order to become a hosting reseller and start your business, you demand a website, a billing platform, a merchant account with a payment processor like PayPal, WorldPay, MoneyBookers, 2CheckOut, etc., and a Secure Sockets Layer certificate to make sure that your customers' data is protected when they pay using your website when purchasing a hosting service. Well-known billing software platforms that you can avail of are WHMCS, AWBS and ClientExec. The guys at ResellersPanel, however, give you a charge-free reseller web hosting account with all that included in it - a ready-for-use web site, an invoicing software system and even support for your customers. Their reseller web hosting program is unique on the market, as they charge and support your clients on your behalf, and permit you to sell our hosting services without having to buy anything beforehand yourself. In addition, they permit you to sell all their web hosting products - shared website hosting services, Virtual Private Servers, semi-dedicated and dedicated hosting plans. You can sell all of these to your clients via a turn-key web page template. The profit you gain is basically the difference between their wholesale price and the price you fix yourself, so all you need to do is be a decent marketing tactician and win customers. If that is a little too bold for you, they still provide shared cPanel reseller web hosting packages, as most reseller hosting providers do, and you can always acquire a private virtual web hosting server or a dedicated server and partition it into website hosting accounts, which you can sell yourself. The gifts coming with their cPanel reseller web hosting packages will make your reseller life easier as well - they offer ClientExec in order to charge and support your customers, a collection of site themes and even a free eNom reseller account. We have datacenters in 4 countries - Australia, the US and the UK. It is an immense chance for you to expand your web hosting business on three continents. What more could you wish for?