Reseller hosting- A wholesale market
It is kind of hosting in which the owner of the account has the right to use his/her allotted space of hard drive and also can make use of bandwidth on behalf of third parties.
Certain part of the space and bandwidth is even allocated to the re seller’s account. Just as the showroom purchases most of the products from wholesale market similarly, the re seller also purchases the host’s services wholesale and then sells it to the customers, mainly to make profits.
The typical web hosting reseller is generally a web design firm, web developer or systems integrator who can offer web hosting as a add-on service. Reseller hosting is an inexpensive way for entrepreneurs to start up a company.
Most reseller hosting plans permit the resellers to create service plans as per their requirement and they can even choose their own pricing structure.
In many of the cases, resellers are able to establish their branding via customized control panels and the servers. The re seller is given the permission to sell some of the space and bandwidth to the customers without renting a server from the hosting company.
For reseller hosting one does not require much of the knowledge technically. The data center operator is usually, responsible for maintaining the network infrastructure and hardware, and the dedicated owner is responsible to configure, secure, and update the server.
A reseller is responsible to interface with his or her own customer, but any hardware, software and connectivity problems that comes up are forwarded to the server provider who has provided the reseller .
It is Commonly sold with:
WHMCS that is used as an all-in-one client management, billing and support solutions for online businesses.
SSL for hosting domain is used to add SSL to a domain in order to secure the billing form of the website.
SSL reseller account is used to resell SSL to its clients at discounted prices and keep the profits if any. Domain reseller account is used to resell the domains as well as hosting from a hosting company.