The term Reseller means to sell again, i.e., to sell a product or service to the public or an end user, primarily as an authorized dealer, while making sure that we make a profit on the sale.
Reseller hosting is no different either, a reseller buys a Web hosting package from a hosting company and tries to sell it independently.
As the customers increase, so does the profit margin for the reseller.Or, we can get some money by earning commissions from a hosting company. It happens when we refer potential customers to the hosting company.
Most web hosting companies try to outsource their services to resellers as it helps them to extend their business reach without the cost of marketing and sales and also helps them to concentrate on the business side of things.
As a reseller, we can decide what kinds of services we can sell. We can provide shared, dedicated or co-location web hosting or merchant accounts, storefronts, etc.If we go with hosting then it might be useful to offer some other hosting related services like domain names, search engines, etc.
The cost of becoming a reseller and the equipment and people required to be successful depends on many factors.If we just plan to earn commission by referring people to the hosting company by using the Internet, then we do not have to put up a lot of money, all we need is an Internet-ready PC and an Internet connection.
For a small startup, not a lot of money and resources are required. We can purchase an excellent reseller package from a hosting company by paying them some money upfront. All that is needed is a decent computer that can manage the accounts of customers and a good Internet connection.
It is advisable to start small if we are very new to the concept of web hosting and reselling. Then we can expand as we go on and start getting more and more customers in which case offering domain registration is also an excellent way to make profits.
If you have the money and the experience, then you can go as far as buying all the server equipment required, in which case you will also be responsible for all the server maintenance costs.
The option could be leasing a server as this will be cheaper than buying the server, but here as well we are responsible for all the maintenance and running costs of the server.
The web hosting industry is a multi-billion dollar market that has become easy and automated which enables anyone to offer high-quality web hosting services without spending a lot of money, so if we buy a reseller hosting package today, then we will be running our own web hosting company.
Everyday people from all over the world start new hosting companies by buying a reseller hosting package from a hosting company.
There are many reasons which make people start hosting companies and the following are some of them but are not limited to.
The first step, usually having the lowest capital investment, is reselling basic plans through an existing hosting company's reseller platform. Here a reseller uses to a hosting plan offered by a web host.
Once we have bought the reseller plan, we can then subdivide the space we receive and start to host websites for businesses and individuals. Most reputable web hosts have some form of online control panel that makes managing our clients accounts easy.
The second step is to progress in purchasing dedicated servers. In this environment, our web hosting business is not competing with other shared resellers on a hosting company's server.
Purchasing a dedicated server being the case, the speed at which we can serve up our client's pages will increase. The basic idea at this second reseller level is to purchase a dedicated server and then load it with reseller software.
Many vendors of dedicated servers now offer low-cost servers that can enable us to enter the web hosting business often for only about some dollars in a month.
One step ahead the stage is to become a full-fledged Internet hosting company. It requires the most significant investment of capital. The CP web hosting will either rent physical space in an existing Internet Data Center or build our own data center.
At each stage, we must consider what we bring to the web hosting industry. Also, if we are considering becoming a web host and buying a reseller plan to get started, we should follow the web hosting industry to become more familiar with it.
Reseller hosting accounts are usually quite featured rich since they get hosted on shared hosting servers. Allowing you to provide your hosting clients with a choice as to what they want to do with their domain and hosting account, and also to enable them to administrate their website and domain in ways which might not have been possible previously. It means that you can advertise your hosting accounts with more features, making them more attractive to people who are new to the world of website hosting and are looking for the best value for money package that they can find. Feature rich web hosting packages are what people look for, so by supplying your clients with web hosting packages that have more features than any other web hosts provide.
People looking for hosting, in general, will be more tempted towards your hosting products. Since they will be able to see that you are offering more features than other web hosting companies; as mentioned previously, it is value for money at the end of the day which people look for, and you are fulfilling this criterion by providing feature packed website hosting packages.
Choose a hosting company, which is a fully featured reseller hosting packages for Windows and Linux operating systems around the clock tech support and 99.95% uptime guarantee is best suited for your business. As a reseller, you can host unlimited domains under one large account, as well as a customer to resell web packages are the primary host, or you can submit your web packages. You can even set the price and under its brand name resell hosting packages. Usually, the first web host background and remain completely manage the server hardware and software taken care of their technical support team.
You as a customer to resell hosting packages are the primary host, or you can create your web packages. You can also set the price and resell hosting packages under your brand name.