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What is Reseller Web Hosting?

There are many means of gaining money online and one of them is to resell the hosting solutions supplied by a particular web hosting distributor. This presents countless possibilities for everybody who would like to generate supplementary profit. There are various sorts of reseller web hosting solutions, depending on the reseller's degree of commitment and, of course, on the web hosting supplier that provides the service. Before going into that, let us first analyze

What is a reseller web hosting service?

A reseller web hosting solution is a sort of web hosting account, which permits the reseller to set up various subaccounts that can be offered to different customers. This is generally accomplished by granting the reseller access to a main reseller web hosting account, via which he can create different web hosting accounts utilizing the web server hard drive space provided by the reseller web hosting package, for which he pays a certain fee. This is much like the shared web hosting solution and precisely like it, with the majority of reseller web hosting programs, numerous reseller accounts share one web hosting server and are not furnished with complete root access to the server configuration files. Such reseller hosting programs are generally not that high-priced. However, they do prevent the resellers from distributing other sorts of hosting solutions except shared web hosting plans.

Different kinds of reseller web hosting solutions

Aside from the abovementioned method of reseller web hosting accounts, there are also several other ways that work just as fine. Still, they differ with respect to the levels of involvement and the budget amount that each of them presupposes. As mentioned, the most common way of selling web hosting solutions gives you restricted possibilities and you risk forfeiting your money if things go wrong. This is the reason why, larger web hosting companies such as provide alternative modes of selling web hosting packages without the need to buy anything upfront, or to even deal with the provision of client and invoicing support. With their reseller hosting program, the hosting reseller registers free of cost and puts his own personal retail prices for the web hosting accounts, which are being sold straight from his web store. Since invoicing transactions are taken care of by's personnel, the client does not have to buy the hosting service in advance. He's simply going to receive the difference between the retail and the wholesale price in the form of a commission. The reseller also has the opportunity to provide web hosting services such as VPS, semi-dedicated servers and dedicated server. More or less, his role comes down to advertising the service and providing support to the end customers and with hosting vendors that do not demand upfront fees and deal with the invoicing and customer support provision, the sole assignment left for the hosting reseller will be to promote his private brand's online store. Another possibility will be to create separate accounts on a virtual hosting server, or on a dedicated web server. With the majority of hosting service providers, you may receive those 2 web hosting services with a cPanel, DirectAdmin, or some different hosting Control Panel, already installed on them. That will allow you to create different shared hosting packages and exert total control over both the customers and the web server itself. What is more, on a dedicated web server, you may set up separate virtual server accounts and sell them to your clients. One single dedicated web hosting server may host thousands of private virtual server web hosting accounts, based on the server's capacity. This will enable you to sell a wider array of hosting services to your clients, which will present you with more options when promoting your online storefront. Surely, utilizing a VPS server or a dedicated hosting web server for reseller web hosting goals is much more expensive than using an ordinary reseller web hosting user account. For this reason, this possibility should be examined only on condition that the reseller has enough understanding and practice needed to administer a web hosting server, otherwise it's recommendable to either sign up for a normal reseller web hosting program, or for the already mentioned Free Reseller Program provided by, which requires less participation from the reseller.