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How Web Hosting Reseller Functions

There are lots of means of gaining cash on the web and one of them is to resell the shared web hosting solutions provided by a given web hosting services provider. This presents limitless possibilities for everybody who wants to make extra money. There are different sorts of web hosting reseller solutions, depending on the reseller's degree of commitment and, of course, on the web hosting company that offers the web hosting service. Before going into that, let us first explore

What is a web hosting reseller service?

A web hosting reseller solution is a kind of hosting user account, which permits the reseller to create different subaccounts that can be resold to various clients. This is mainly achieved by furnishing the reseller with access to a master web hosting reseller account, through which he can set up different hosting accounts utilizing the web server disk drive space offered by the web hosting reseller plan, for which he pays a given charge. This is much like the shared hosting service and precisely like it, with most web hosting reseller programs, numerous reseller accounts share one single server and are not supplied with complete server root access to the server configuration files. Such reseller programs are usually not that costly. Yet, they do restrain the resellers from promoting other forms of hosting solutions apart from shared hosting packages.

Various forms of web hosting reseller services

Apart from the abovementioned mode of web hosting reseller packages, there are also several different setups that work just as good. Yet, they differ with respect to the levels of commitment and the amount of cash that each one of them involves. As mentioned, the most popular way of reselling hosting services offers you restricted options and you risk losing your money if things don't work out. That is why, larger hosting companies such as provide different modes of reselling web hosting plans without having to purchase anything in advance, or to even become involved in the provision of client and billing support. With their web hosting reseller program, the hosting reseller registers for free and fixes his very own personal retail prices for the web hosting solutions, which are being offered straight from his online storefront. As billing transactions are taken care of by's personnel, the reseller does not have to purchase the hosting service upfront. He's merely going to obtain the difference between the retail price and the wholesale price in the form of a commission. The web hosting reseller also has the opportunity to distribute web hosting solutions such as VPS web hosting, semi-dedicated server web hosting and dedicated server web hosting. More or less, his role entails promoting the web hosting service and providing support to the end customers and with web hosting corporations that do not require preliminary charges and handle the billing and client support provision, the only assignment left for the reseller will be to advertise his private brand's online store. Another possibility will be to set up different user accounts on a virtual server, or on a dedicated server. With the majority of hosting suppliers, you may receive those 2 hosting services with a cPanel, DirectAdmin, or some other web hosting CP, already installed on them. That will enable you to set up various shared web hosting accounts and have absolute control over both the users and the hosting server itself. Furthermore, on a dedicated web hosting server, you may set up different VPS accounts and offer them to your clients. A single dedicated web server may store thousands of private virtual server web hosting accounts, depending on the server's capacity. This will allow you to provide a wider assortment of hosting services to your customers, which will furnish you with more options when advertising your online store. Sure enough, utilizing a virtual private hosting server or a dedicated web hosting server for web hosting reseller purposes is much more costly than utilizing a standard web hosting reseller user account. Hence, this possibility should be considered only if the reseller has sufficient understanding and experience demanded to manage a server, otherwise it's recommendable to either sign up for an ordinary web hosting reseller program, or for the already mentioned Free Reseller Program provided by, which requires less participation from the reseller.