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Definition of Web Hosting Reseller

There are lots of means of making money on the World Wide Web and one of them is to resell the web hosting solutions offered by a given hosting accounts provider. This provides boundless options for everybody who wishes to earn more profit. There are several varieties of web hosting reseller services, based on the reseller's level of involvement and, of course, on the web hosting distributor that offers the hosting service. Before looking into that, let us first analyze

What is a web hosting reseller solution?

A web hosting reseller service is a type of web hosting account, which allows the reseller to create various subaccounts that can be offered to various clients. This is usually achieved by bestowing the user with access to a master web hosting reseller account, through which he can set up various hosting accounts availing of the hosting server disk drive space included in the web hosting reseller package, for which he pays a given tax. This is a lot similar to the shared hosting service and just like it, with the majority of web hosting reseller programs, a lot of web hosting reseller accounts share one and the same server and are not furnished with root-level access to the server config files. Such web hosting reseller programs are usually not that expensive. Still, they do hinder the resellers from offering other kinds of web hosting services except shared web hosting plans.

Various forms of web hosting reseller solutions

Apart from the aforementioned way of web hosting reseller packages, there are also several other ways that work just as good. Still, they contrast with respect to the levels of involvement and the budget amount that each one of them requires. As already mentioned, the most popular way of selling web hosting services offers you restricted opportunities and you risk forfeiting your funds if things don't work out. That is why, bigger providers such as offer alternative methods of reselling hosting packages without having to purchase anything upfront, or to even deal with the provision of customer and invoicing support. With their reseller web hosting program, the hosting reseller subscribes free of charge and determines his own retail prices for the web hosting plans, which are being offered straight from his web storefront. Because billing transactions are taken care of by's personnel, the client does not have to pay for the hosting service upfront. He's just going to receive the difference between the retail price and the wholesale price as a commission. The web hosting reseller also has the chance to sell web hosting solutions such as VPS hosting plans, semi-dedicated hosting plans and dedicated hosting. More or less, his duty entails promoting the service and providing support to the end users and with web hosts that do not request preliminary fees and are responsible for the billing and client support provision, the only duty left for the web hosting reseller will be to popularize his private brand's web storefront. Another alternative will be to set up different user accounts on a virtual hosting server, or on a dedicated web hosting server. With most companies, you may receive those two hosting services with a cPanel, DirectAdmin, or some different CP, pre-installed on them. That will allow you to create various shared hosting packages and exert complete authority over both the customers and the hosting server itself. In addition, on a dedicated hosting server, you may create various Virtual Private Server hosting accounts and sell them to your customers. A single dedicated hosting server may stash 1000's of private virtual server web hosting accounts, depending on the server's specifications. This will allow you to deliver a greater array of web hosting solutions to your clients, which will give you more opportunities when promoting your web storefront. Surely, using a virtual hosting server or a dedicated web server for web hosting reseller objectives is much more costly than having an average web hosting reseller account. For that reason, this alternative should be examined only if the web hosting reseller has enough understanding and experience necessary to manage a web server, otherwise it's recommended to either opt for a normal web hosting reseller program, or for the already mentioned Free Reseller Program provided by, which requires less dedication from the reseller.