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How Reseller Hosting Functions

The Internet has become an integral fragment of everybody's daily routine. Everybody wants to build their very own personal web page, whether for enjoyment, for socialization or business ends. The hosting industry niche is blooming. Why not take a slice of the pie yourself?

What can you resell?

The majority of the vendors furnish Linux-powered web hosting solutions. Linux is a multi-user Operating System, which is very apt for both dedicated hosting and shared hosting servers. The usual reseller hosting platform that corporations offer is the cPanel one, because the cPanel hosting CP tool allows 3 access levels - root (intended for the web hosting provider itself), reseller (that is where you enter) and user (for your customers). Even though some do allow overselling, in most circumstances you are restricted by the web server disk space and bandwidth quota limits of your reseller hosting plan. It is like a sphere, which you fill up with smaller spheres - when you have filled it all up, you cannot add more.

Sell VPS services or dedicated web hosting server packages

Most of the web hosting providers providing VPS services and dedicated server do not really disapprove if you utilize the private virtual web server or the dedicated hosting web server to sell hosting accounts. If you opt to sell web hosting accounts using a dedicated server, you will have complete authority over the entire physical server, the possibility to carry out any config changes you think fit and the possibility to monitor all the customers hosted on it. The virtual web hosting servers offer comparable options, but in the majority of the cases you cannot carry out any kernel changes or modifications, which necessitate kernel module reconfiguration. The best Control Panel interface that enables you to resell web hosting accounts utilizing your dedicated hosting web server or virtual private hosting server is, once again, cPanel, even though you can also make use of DirectAdmin, depending on which CP lives up to your needs better.

What do you require to be a hosting reseller?

In order to be a hosting reseller and establish your reseller web hosting business, you need a website, a billing system, a merchant account with an online payment processor like PayPal, WorldPay, MoneyBookers, 2CheckOut, and so on, and a Secure Sockets Layer certificate to make sure that your customers' info is safe when they make payments via your web site when buying a product. Famous billing systems that you can utilize are WHMCS, AWBS and ClientExec. The guys at ResellersPanel, however, give you a cost-free reseller hosting account with all that included in it - a ready-to-use web site, a billing software system and even technical support for your customers. Their reseller hosting program is unique on the marketplace, as they bill and support your clients for you, and permit you to resell our services without having to buy anything beforehand yourself. What is more, they permit you to resell all their web hosting services - shared web hosting plans, VPS hosting servers, semi-dedicated and dedicated hosting plans. You can offer all of these to your clients via a turn-key website template. The profit you make is basically the difference between their wholesale price and the price you settle yourself, so all you have to do is be a decent marketing strategist and seduce clients. If that is a little too innovative for you, they still distribute shared cPanel reseller hosting plans, as most reseller hosting companies do, and you can always obtain a virtual hosting server or a dedicated web hosting server and divide it into website hosting accounts, which you can offer yourself. The gifts included in their cPanel reseller hosting plans will make your reseller life easier too - they give you ClientExec in order to bill and support your clients, a set of web site skins and even a cost-free eNom reseller account. We have data center facilities in 4 countries - Australia, the USA and England. It is an exceptional chance for you to spread your web hosting business on three continents. What more could you desire?