The Internet has become an integral component of our daily routine. Everybody would like to build their very own personal online portal, whether for fun, for socialization or business purposes. The web hosting industry niche is thriving. Why not get a share of the pie yourself?
This is how my desire to be a web hosting reseller was begotten. Perchance it was the same idea that also instigated the first reseller web hosting firms to furnish such sort of web hosting solutions - to widen their client base and to offer other individuals a possibility to gain some money.
Most companies offer Linux-based hosting solutions. Linux is a multitasking Operating System, which is very adequate for both dedicated and shared hosting servers. The typical web hosting reseller platform that vendors provide is the cPanel one, because the cPanel web hosting CP user interface includes 3 levels of access - root (retained for the web hosting vendor itself), reseller (that is where you enter) and user (for your clients). Although some do permit overselling, in most instances you are bound by the server disk drive storage space and traffic quota limits of your reseller package. It is like a sphere, which you fill up with tinier spheres - when you have filled it all up, you cannot add more.
The bigger part of the web hosting firms offering VPS web server accounts and dedicated server hosting accounts do not really mind if you utilize the virtual private web server or the dedicated hosting web server to resell hosting accounts. If you opt to resell web site hosting accounts using a dedicated web hosting server, you will exercise full control over the whole physical server, the ability to perform any config changes you see fit and the opportunity to keep track of all the clients hosted on it. The VPS servers offer similar specs, but in most instances you cannot implement any kernel adjustments or adjustments, which involve kernel module rearrangement. The finest web hosting Control Panel software tool that permits you to sell web site hosting accounts utilizing your dedicated hosting web server or virtual web hosting server is, again, cPanel, even though you can also make use of DirectAdmin, depending on which CP software tool corresponds to your needs better.
In order to be a hosting reseller and commence your business, you need a web site, a billing platform, a merchant account with an online payment processor such as PayPal, WorldPay, MoneyBookers, 2CheckOut, and so on, and a Secure Sockets Layer certificate to make certain that your clients' details are guarded when they make payments via your web site when buying a hosting product. Popular billing software platforms that you can utilize are WHMCS, AWBS and ClientExec. There is, however, one reseller web hosting services provider I've stumbled upon that gives you a free-of-charge web hosting reseller account with all that included in it - a ready-for-use web site, a billing platform and even technical support for your clients. The reseller hosting company is ResellersPanel and their hosting reseller program is without an analogue on the marketplace, since they bill and support your clients for you, and permit you to sell their hosting services without the need to buy anything beforehand yourself. Additionally, they permit you to sell all their web hosting products - shared web hosting packages, VPS hosting servers, semi-dedicated and dedicated hosting plans. You can offer all of these to your clients using a ready-for-use design template. The profit you make is basically the difference between their wholesale price and the price you specify yourself, so all you need to do is be a decent marketing strategist and allure clients. If that is a bit too innovative for you, they still deliver shared cPanel reseller hosting plans, as the majority of the reseller hosting providers do, and you can always get a private virtual server or a dedicated hosting server and partition it into web site hosting accounts, which you can promote yourself. The bonuses included in their cPanel web hosting reseller plans will make your reseller life easier as well - they offer ClientExec in order to bill and support your clients, a bouquet of site layouts and even a cost-free eNom reseller account. I have been with them for a while now and I am pretty content especially since they introduced datacenter facilities in 4 countries for their shared hosting packages - Australia the States Sweden and the United Kingdom. It was a great opportunity to spread my web hosting business further on three continents. What more could I want?