The Reseller Hosting is a hosting service in which the account owner rents a space on the server and then he can resell it to other customers who want to host their websites on the server.
Thus the reseller account holder can be considered as a hosting provider for other customers. In reseller hosting individual control, panels are assigned to the end users. The technical support service received by the end users in the reseller hosting is not equal to the technical support service provided by the well-known web hosting providers to their customers. Because the reseller hosting account holders does not require to have an in-depth knowledge of web hosting. Many of them are businessmen who are just starting their business and are not webmasters.
Advantages and Disadvantages of Reseller Hosting:
Cost is the biggest asset of reseller hosting. There are many resellers hosting providers who provide reseller hosting at very reasonable prices. The disadvantage of Reseller hosting is that the end users may not get a good quality technical support which is provided by the regular web hosting companies to their customers.
Reseller Hosting is best for those customers whose business is in the starting phase and not for the well-established entrepreneurs. It requires comparatively less investment and starts up the cost. If the account holder of the reseller hosting is an experienced webmaster then it will be best for the end users. End users can benefit from such a low price web hosting. Sometimes it may not be a good choice for those who are new in the programming and hosting. Because if the customer gets into any problem then he/she may require an expert technical support from other well known to host providers for resolving the issue. It is not important if there is a difference in the price between web hosting and reseller web hosting.
This web hosting can also be seen as an association between a wholesaler and the retailer. It can be explained as: suppose a wholesaler is renting space on the server and he can resell this space to the retailer at whichever price that he wants.
For getting customers, reseller web hosting requires large advertising. The reseller hosting offers many features such as helps to make money by hosting end users websites. The account owners can create customized packages which fulfil the requirements of the end users. Thus the reseller account owner can charge the end users and earn the profits.
Now a day’s reseller hosting is becoming popular because they are designed in such a way that the account owner gets to earn money by customizing the plans and also this is cheapest and simplest way for hosting.
An important point to be considered while selecting reseller hosting is which reseller hosting you are going to prefer?
Linux hosting or windows hosting?
As we all know the most of the web servers are pre-installed with Linux or Windows Operating systems. Many web hosting companies prefer Linux hosting as it easy, efficient and secure. It also provides many features that are required for the web developers.
If you are going for Linux web hosting then you will have the advantage of using an open source program with no licensing. Linux is compatible with many software.
Reseller hosting is also called as white label hosting. You can use it as an additional service. If you want to start your own hosting business then also it will be helpful to you.
The advantage of using white label hosting is that you can expand your hosting services. It will also help you in retaining your customers. You can develop a long-term association with the customer. Once you sell the services make it point that you provide all the resources and support whenever they require. If you only sell the services and does not provide them with those required services then it will affect your business. Due to such behaviour, many customers start to leave your hosting. The reseller is the intermediate between the hosting company and the end users, therefore, it is his responsibility that such issues will never occur.
The reseller must try to solve the issues of the customer before forwarding them to the hosting provider. This will help you in retaining the customers.
If you were providing hosting on your own server then this may cost you more, require more disk space but with white label hosting you can offer to host with a low hosting price.
Services offered in reseller hosting which is approved by your hosting partner.
Most often WHM is used for billing your customers. It is easy to manage the customer’s payments. It decreases the stress of whether the customer pays on-time or not.
These name servers will help you in distinguishing between the servers of the hosting providers and the brand.
If any of your customers is getting more traffic then you must be able to upgrade the resources for managing the website of that customer.
Control panel is most important which will help the end users in backend operations and access the website.
If as a reseller you want to take your service to next level then you may offer email integration add-ons. There will always be a need for web hosting because of the internet. So you can offer web hosting at cheap prices.
Before starting reseller hosting you should do the required research so that you will get a best host that will offer you required environment for both i.e. for yourself and for your users.