The Reseller Hosting
Reseller hosting is a form of web hosting service where the account owner has the ability to use his allotted hard drive space and bandwidth to host websites on behalf of third parties. The reseller buys the host’s services and then sells them to customers. A certain portion of hard drive space and bandwidth is allocated to the reseller account.
The reseller can rent a dedicated server from a hosting company, or resell shared hosting services. The reseller is given the permission to sell a specific amount of disk space and bandwidth to their own customers without renting a server from a web hosting company.
The typical reseller might be a web design firm or systems integrator who offers web hosting as an add-on service. Reseller hosting is also an inexpensive way for web hosting entrepreneurs to begin a company. Most reseller hosting plans permit resellers to create their own service plans and choose their own pricing agenda. In many cases, resellers are able to establish their own branding via customized servers.
List of Control Panel–
Well known control panels are listed below:
- Plesk (Windows/Unix)
- Webmin (Unix)
- WHM/cPanel (Unix/Windows)
Reseller hosting does not require thorough knowledge of the technical aspects of web hosting. Typically, the data center operator is responsible for maintaining hardware and network infrastructure, and the dedicated owner secures, configures, and updates the server. A reseller is liable for interfacing with his or her own customer base, but any hardware, software and connectivity problems are typically dispatched to the server provider from whom the reseller plan was purchased. Being a profitable reseller firm generally involves extensive advertising to get customers. While it is a low-margin business and resellers must devote large advertising budgets to compete with established competitors. However, web hosting is one of the biggest online businesses, since every website needs hosting.
Resellers can manage customer accounts through a web interface, usually a point-and-click “control panel”.
Commonly sold with:
- Domain reseller account
- SSL reseller account
- Free-end user support
- SSL for hosting domain