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There are plenty of means of making cash on the web and one of them is to resell the web hosting services offered by a particular web hosting packages provider. This offers limitless possibilities for everybody who wants to gain supplementary profit. There are different kinds of reseller hosting services, based on the reseller's level of involvement and, of course, on the web hosting supplier that offers the service. Before looking into that, let's first examine

What is a hosting reseller service?

A reseller web hosting service is a kind of web hosting account, which permits the user to set up various sub-accounts that can be resold to various clients. This is generally accomplished by granting the reseller access to a master hosting reseller account, via which he can create different hosting accounts using the hosting space provided by the web hosting reseller plan, for which he pays a given charge. This is a lot similar to the shared web hosting service and just like it, with most web hosting reseller programs, lots of web hosting reseller accounts share one web hosting server and do not obtain root access to the server config files. Such reseller programs are usually not that high-priced. Yet, they do impede the web hosting resellers from promoting other sorts of web hosting services beside shared hosting plans.

Different sorts of reseller web hosting services

Apart from the aforementioned manner of reseller web hosting accounts, there are also a few different ways that work just as good. Still, they differ with respect to the levels of participation and the amount of funds that each of them necessitates. As mentioned above, the most common method of reselling hosting services offers you limited opportunities and you risk forfeiting your capital if things don't work out. Because of this, larger hosting vendors such as offer alternative modes of selling web hosting accounts without the need to purchase anything upfront, or to even take care of the provision of client and invoicing support. With their program, the hosting reseller subscribes for free and puts his very own retail prices for the solutions, which are being sold straight from his web storefront. Since invoicing transactions are taken care of by Resellers Panel's personnel, the customer does not need to buy the hosting service in advance. He's simply going to get the difference between the retail price and the wholesale price in the form of a commission. The hosting reseller also has the option to offer web hosting services like VPS web hosting server plans, semi-dedicated hosting accounts and dedicated packages. More or less, his role involves promoting the web hosting service and providing support to the end customers and with web hosting companies that do not request upfront charges and cope with the billing and client support provision, the only duty left for the web hosting reseller will be to popularize his private brand's online store. Another possibility will be to create different user accounts on a virtual private web hosting server, or on a dedicated web hosting server. With most web hosting corporations, you may receive those two hosting hosting solutions with a cPanel, DirectAdmin, or another Control Panel, pre-installed on them. That will permit you to set up various shared web hosting plans and exert full control over both the clients and the server itself. Moreover, on a dedicated web server, you may create separate virtual private web hosting server accounts and resell them to your clients. One dedicated hosting server may hold 1000's of virtual hosting server accounts, based on the server's capacity. This will enable you to provide a wider assortment of hosting services to your clients, which will present you with more opportunities when advertising your online storefront. Surely, utilizing a private virtual hosting server or a dedicated web server for reseller web hosting objectives is much more costly than utilizing an ordinary reseller hosting user account. Because of this, this option should be contemplated only if the hosting reseller has sufficient understanding and experience demanded to administer a server, otherwise it's advisable to either opt for a normal reseller hosting program, or for the aforementioned Free Reseller Program courtesy of, which requires less dedication from the hosting reseller.