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How Hosting Reseller Functions

The Internet has become a crucial part of our daily agenda. Everyone wants to have their very own personal web site, whether for entertainment, for socialization or business purposes. The website hosting business is flourishing. Why not take a piece of the pie yourself?

What can you resell?

Most firms deliver Linux-powered web hosting solutions. Linux is a multitasking platform, which is very suitable for both dedicated hosting and shared hosting servers. The usual hosting reseller platform that companies offer is the cPanel one, since the cPanel Control Panel GUI allows three access levels - root (meant for the hosting vendor itself), reseller (that is where you come in) and user (for your clients). Although some do allow overselling, in the majority of the cases you are bound by the web hosting server storage space and monthly traffic quota limitations of your hosting reseller package. It is like a sphere, which you stuff with smaller spheres - when you have stuffed it all up, you cannot add more.

Offer VPS web hosting or dedicated server web hosting plans

Most of the web hosting vendors providing VPS web hosting and dedicated web hosting do not actually disapprove if you utilize the virtual private web hosting server or the dedicated server to resell website hosting accounts. If you choose to sell hosting accounts using a dedicated hosting server, you will have full control over the whole physical server, the ability to perform any configuration changes you deem relevant and the opportunity to keep track of all the account owners hosted on it. The VPS web servers offer similar options, but in the majority of the instances you cannot implement any kernel modifications or modifications, which necessitate kernel module reconfiguration. The best CP software tool that permits you to resell website hosting accounts using your dedicated hosting web server or Virtual Private Server is, once again, cPanel, even though you can also make use of DirectAdmin, depending on which CP GUI corresponds to your requirements better.

What do you need to become a hosting reseller?

In order to be a reseller and commence your business, you need a web site, an invoicing platform, a merchant account with an online payment processor such as PayPal, WorldPay, MoneyBookers, 2CheckOut, etc., and a Secure Sockets Layer certificate to make sure that your clients' data is guarded when they pay via your web site when purchasing a web hosting service. Popular billing software systems that you can utilize are WHMCS, AWBS and ClientExec. The guys at ResellersPanel, however, offer you a free-of-charge hosting reseller account with all that included in it - a ready-to-use website, a billing software system and even support for your clients. Their hosting reseller program is without an analogue on the market, since they bill and support your clients on your behalf, and allow you to sell our web hosting solutions without having to buy anything in advance yourself. What is more, they permit you to resell all their web hosting services - shared web hosting services, VPS servers, semi-dedicated and dedicated web hosting packages. You can sell all of these to your clients using a turn-key web site template. The profit you make is basically the difference between their wholesale price and the price you assign yourself, so all you need to do is be a good marketing tactician and win customers. If that is a little too innovative for you, they still offer shared cPanel hosting reseller plans, as the majority of the reseller hosting providers do, and you can always acquire a VPS hosting server or a dedicated server and divide it into hosting accounts, which you can promote yourself. The gifts coming with their cPanel hosting reseller packages will make your reseller life easier too - they furnish you with ClientExec in order to charge and support your customers, a collection of web skins and even a free eNom reseller account. We have data center facilities in 4 countries - Australia, the USA and Great Britain. It is a fantastic chance for you to spread your hosting business on 3 continents. What more could you wish for?