Top FAQs of Reseller Hosting: Explained, Hostripples Web Hosting

Top FAQs of Reseller Hosting: Explained

Reseller hosting is one of the types of web hosting services. It offers various advantages that help one to earn maximum income. For example, if you are buying a big box of toys and sharing some with your friends, they can also play with it.  

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First of all, you need to understand about reseller hosting.

What is Reseller Hosting?

Reseller hosting is basically a service that allows you to act as a web hosting company yourself, without having to invest in your own servers and infrastructure. Check its working:

  • You purchase a reseller hosting plan from the web hosting provider. This plan will give you a chunk of disk space, bandwidth, and other resources.
  • You can then divide this space up into smaller web hosting plans and sell them to your own customers. You can set your own prices and features for these plans.
  • Your customers will typically have their own control panel where they can manage their websites and email accounts. They believe that they are getting web hosting service directly from you, without knowing it’s a resold service.  

Reseller hosting is a good option for entrepreneurs or businesses that want to offer web hosting services without the upfront costs and technical expertise required to set up their own infrastructure. It’s also a popular choice for web designers and developers who want to offer hosting services to their clients as part of a complete web development package.

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Benefits of Reseller Hosting

Reseller hosting offers a bunch of advantages, both for you (the reseller) and your potential customers:

Low Barrier to Entry: This is a big perk. Compared to setting up your own servers and infrastructure, reseller hosting is much more affordable. You can get started with a business with minimal investment.

Be Your Own Boss: Reseller hosting lets you manage your own web hosting business. You set the prices, design your hosting packages with features you choose, and manage your customer base. It gives you a lot of control.

Easy Management: Due to its user-friendly control panel. This lets you manage your resources, create accounts for your customers, and offer them different hosting packages.

Scalability: As your business grows, your reseller hosting plan equally grows with you. Many providers allow you to easily upgrade to a plan with more resources to accommodate more customers.

Profit Potential: You can potentially set your own prices and keep the difference between what you pay for the reseller hosting and what you charge to your customers. This is the best way to earn recurring revenue.

Technical Support: One of the big benefits is that the hosting provider typically handles the technical side of things, like server maintenance and security. This frees you up to focus on sales and customer support.

White Labeling: Reseller hosting often allows you to white-label your services. This means you can brand your hosting business with your own logo and company name. Your customers won’t know they’re getting resold hosting.

Technical Aspects of Reseller Hosting

The technical side of reseller hosting involves how you manage the resources you buy from the provider and distribute them to your customers.

Server Resources: The web hosting provider allocates you a pool of server resources, including disk space, bandwidth, and processing power. Your reseller plan will specify the amount you get. You can then subdivide these resources and allocate them to your customer plans.

Control Panel: This is your command center for managing everything. The majority of reseller plans come with a control panel like cPanel or Plesk.

This web interface allows you to:

Create new hosting accounts for your customers.

Set up and manage their email accounts.

Allocate server resources (disk space, bandwidth) to each customer.

Monitor their resource usage.

Manage security settings for their accounts.

Server Components: Reseller hosting relies on several server components to function:

Web Server and Database: This software duo stores your clients’ websites and databases. The web server uses “name-based virtual hosting” to manage multiple websites efficiently on a single server.

Mail Server: This handles all your clients’ email needs, sending and receiving emails for their domains.

DNS Server: This translates domain names into IP addresses, allowing visitors to find your clients’ websites. You can also use it to create subdomains for your clients and manage how their domain resolves.

White-Labeling: Many reseller plans offer white-labeling. This lets you remove the hosting provider’s branding from the control panel and replace it with your own. This creates a seamless experience for your customers, making it seem like they’re getting hosting directly from your company.

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How much do I pay to become a reseller?

It is free to become a reseller. You can sign up without paying a single penny.  In case, you want to resell a service then you have to register a domain and buy the reseller hosting service.

At what time my account will become active?

Your reseller account will get active as soon as you fulfill the procedure and submit your signup form. After this, you will receive an email informing all the required details regarding setting up an account.

What I should give to become a successful free reseller?

Free reselling typically isn’t sustainable. However, to thrive offering low-cost reselling, focus on valuable content, strong customer service, and building trust with free trials or samples.

Which services can I sell with the free reseller program?

Free reselling typically isn’t sustainable. However, to thrive offering low-cost reselling, focus on valuable content, strong customer service, web hosting, domains, or basic website building tools with limited features and building trust with free trials or samples.

Does my reseller need a website to get started?

Not always! Some reseller programs provide a pre-built store within their platform. You can customize it and start selling without building a separate website.

Do I need to register a company to start a selling service?

In many cases, you don’t necessarily need to register a company to start a selling service, especially if you’re small-scale. You can operate as a sole proprietor or can operate a reseller account under the company name instead of using your name. However, registering a business offers advantages like liability protection and tax benefits.

Do I need to buy a hosting account to start selling services?

The answer is No. Reseller hosting includes a pre-build web store and a free sub-domain name that is used as the default address for your store. This eliminates creating the web hosting account to start reselling since everything that you need is already included in the reseller account.

Am I able to change the username of my reseller account?

No, you can’t change the username of an existing account. Our system doesn’t allow to change both for reseller and client accounts.

Can I allow my clients to select a server location for their hosting services?

Yes, you can allow your clients to select the server location for the web hosting service. At Hostripples, you’ll get physical server locations like the USA, UK, India, France, Poland, Singapore, and Canada. Every client can select their preferred server location.    

Can I buy a hosting plan for a client?

Yes, you can buy web hosting accounts for your clients. It is your choice to buy the account at the wholesale price and this is possible via the hosting account menu of your Reseller Control Panel. While creating the account, it’s your decision to provide the client’s details or to set the account under your contact information.

This is based on whether you want the client to have access to that account or not. If you offer contact details, then only you are the sole responsible for accessing the control panel for this account. Additionally, you’re able to handle the accounts of your clients, even if their information is offered in the account details. You can log into each account individually without having its login information, through the view clients menu of your Reseller Control Panel.  

What is WHM?

WHM (Web Hosting Manager) is a control panel that allows you to manage your reseller hosting account. With WHM, you can create new customer accounts, manage resources, and bill your customers.

What do I need to know about creating hosting plans?

When creating your own hosting plans, you will need to consider the following factors:

  • Disk space: How much disk space will your customers need?
  • Bandwidth: How much bandwidth will your customers need?
  • Email accounts: How many email accounts will your customers need?
  • Software: What software will you include with your plans (e.g., WordPress, MySQL)?
  • Price: How much will you charge for your plans?

What happens if my customer goes over their disk space or bandwidth limit?

There are a few things you can do if your customer goes over their disk space or bandwidth limit. You can warn them that they are approaching their limit, you can upgrade their plan, or you can suspend their account.

Top FAQs of Reseller Hosting: Explained, Hostripples Web Hosting
Ekta Tripathi
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