What is Reseller web hosting ?

Reseller hosting is a form of web hosting wherein the account owner has the ability to use his or her allotted hard drive space and bandwidth to host websites on behalf of third parties. The reseller purchases the host’s services wholesale and then sells them to customers, possibly for a profit. A certain portion of hard drive space and bandwidth is allocated to the reseller account. The reseller may rent a dedicated server from a hosting company, or resell shared hosting services. In the latter case, the reseller is simply given the permission to sell a certain amount of disk space and bandwidth to their own customers without renting a server from a web hosting company they signed for a reseller account with. Reseller web hosting is an option that involves one company (a hosting provider) renting hard drive space and bandwidth to another company (small-mid size business), who then rents the space to third parties (entrepreneurs-small business).  Simply put, reseller hosting is the ability to provide hosting to your own clients as if you yourself were the web hosting company.  This is typical for aspiring entrepreneurs who want to start their own web hosting firm or for current web developers and designers who desire to add additional services to their brand  

How does reseller hosting work?

 

Here are the (perhaps over-simplified) steps to establishing a reseller business:

1) Research and select a hosting company

2) Purchase the reseller package that meets the goals of your business

3) Know and understand your target market to locate your new customers

4) Create your own branded hosting packages

5) Decide your price

6) Sell hosting packages to your clients

7) Earn profit

 

What are the benefits to reseller hosting?

Taking advantage of reseller hosting offers incredible benefits to your new or existing brand.  As a reseller you’ll:

  • Get to act as a hosting company – make money hosting and creating websites
  • Easily make profits
  • Design your own hosting plans and packages that are tailored to your own business and clients
  • Host and bill your customers using your unique brand
  • Make independent cPanel control panels for each of your clients
  • Save money with its low initial start-up costs with the opportunity to upgrade later
 

What’s included in a reseller package?

 

Below are some of the common features often included in Reseller packages:

  • Disc Space
  • Bandwidth
  • Domain Hosting
  • Ability to brand your own web hosting company with the hosting provider company unknown to your client (also known as “white label”)
  • Latest cPanel control panel
  • Manage your own plans and configure different accounts based on your needs
  • Pass on features to your own clients such as email, control panel, additional scripts and monitoring tools
  • Premium support (usually 24/7) offered by hosting provider

How do I choose the best hosting provider?

It’s important to know that you can offer your own customers the best possible web hosting experience prior to building your clientele.  Here are just some qualities to keep in mind when searching for your reseller web hosting service:

  • Easy to use cPanel
  • At least 1 site builder
  • Satisfaction guarantee
  • Private nameservers
  • Brandable client panel
  • 24/7/365 impeccable support
  • A 99.999% uptime guarantee
  • Fully managed services