Tutorial Reseller Hosting


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Reseller hosting is a form of web hosting wherein the account owner has the ability to use his or her allotted hard drive space and bandwidth to host websites on behalf of third parties. The reseller purchases the host's services wholesale and then sells them to customers, possibly for a profit.

Reseller hosting does not require extensive knowledge of the technical aspects of web hosting. Usually, the data center operator is responsible for maintaining network infrastructure and hardware, and the dedicated owner configures, secures, and updates the server. A reseller is responsible for interfacing with his or her own customer base, but any hardware, software and connectivity problems are typically forwarded to the server provider from whom the re seller plan was purchased. Being a profitable re seller firm usually involves extensive advertising to get customers. While the fees with major hosts are only a few dollars a month, it is a low-margin business, and re sellers must devote large advertising budgets to compete with established competitors. However, web hosting is one of the biggest online businesses, because every website needs hosting
Resellers can set up and manage customer accounts via a web interface, usually a point- and - click "control panel".
Commonly sold with:
  • Free-end-user-support
  • WHMCS (an all-in-one client management, billing and support solution for online businesses)
  • SSL for hosting domain (add SSL to a domain to secure the billing form of the website)
  • SSL re seller account (resell SSL to clients at discounted prices and keep any profits)
  • Domain re seller account (resell domains as well as hosting from a hosting company)
List of control panels

Well-known control panels list:

WHM/C panel(Unix)
Enkompass(Windows; equivalent to cPanel/WHM but has ceased development)
Webmin (Unix)


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How long has the host been around, it’s beneficial if they have been established for some time, but this doesn’t mean rule out the really new ones but if you are going to choose a newish hoster, ask your self how are you going to feel if your site just disappears and you have no chance of getting it back?