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When someone hears the term “Reseller Hosting“, gets confused. In this article, we are going to help you understand better what is actually Reseller Hosting, what type of hosting is it, see if you can befit from it. When you are using Reseller Hosting, you can host your own client under your own account, and you actually become the hosting provider and you determine how you will charge and support your clients.
What is Reseller Hosting?
Reseller Hosting is a service provided by a web hosting provider that lets a web designer, web developer, or small business to sell web hosting services as their own. All of the reseller hosting packages work on a wholesale basis and they are a small slice of the server that the actual hosting provider owns and takes care of the servers. You, as a customer, can pick the plan you want, create an account, and set up your own web hosting packages.
With a reseller hosting you will have access to WHM (web host manager) where you can create your own packages, set the limits such as storage, email accounts, databases allowed per package, how many domains can be hosted under a single package, and a lot more.
It might sound complicated all of this, but it isn’t really. The advantage of using reseller hosting is that you don’t have to maintain the hardware or hosting software yourself at all. If you sign up with BrickellHost, you will have Litespeed servers, Cloudlinux OS (isolated accounts limits, so they never face any downtime), Free and unlimited SSL certificates, and the most important is that you are supported by us. If you have any questions, our team would be more than happy to help you.
How do you charge your clients?
If you don’t have any billing system yet, you can purchase and set up WHMCS (Web Hosting Billing & Automation Platform). With WHMCS you can sync your Reseller hosting account, when a client signs up their accounts is automatically set under your reseller, set up your own prices, monthly or yearly, you will have access to wholesale domain pricing so you can resale domains also, you can have your own support ticketing system from here, and there’s a lot more to do with WHMCS.
Using WHMCS is the easiest way to manage your billing system for your clients and your own hosting business.
Whether you are a web developer, designer, or simply someone with dreams of owning your own web hosting business, reseller hosting gives you an opportunity to make money in the business of hosting websites.
What is the real advantage of Reseller Hosting?
When you sign up for reseller hosting, you will gain access to control panel – cPanel and another admin panel which is called Web Host Manager or well known as a WHM. From your Web Host Manager – WHM you are going to able to create web hosting packages for your clients, and here you can limit their storage, email accounts, databases, add-on domains and a lot more.
White labeled Reseller Hosting
With a Reseller Hosting, you are able to customize your client’s cPanel styles. You can add your own logo, company information and contact information. This way your client’s will never know that you are BrickellHost reseller and still being supported by us.
Also, you can have your own private nameservers such as ns1.yourdomain.com and ns2.yourdomain.com by adding our IP address in your domain DNS settings. The easiest way to manage your domain with Reseller Hosting is if you have your domain name purchased through us since we offer free DNS management. If not, still you are able to manage the same settings with your current domain registrar.
How do you make money?
If you don’t want to have a official web hosting business as a reseller, that is totally fine. If you are web developer you can earn recurring income by hosting your own clients instead of sending them to other hosting provider. This way you can set your own prices, your own package limits and up-sell any other service that is included with your reseller account.
Even if you offer fully managed hosting to your clients, you can charge more for a premium packages, and handle all their technical needs and maintenance, such as upgrades of core CMS, plugins, backups, security, etc.
All of the reseller plans are scalable, so you can start small and scale up only when you need to.
How to choose the right Reseller Hosting plan?
If you have your business plan in order, then you have left to choose the right reseller hosting plan for your business. Choosing a reseller hosting plan is often a personal preference, but the most important things are:
- Make sure that you are supported by the hosting provider if something happens with the servers.
- If the hosting provider does offer money back if you are not satisfied.
- Having access to the most important features that everyone is looking for such as, Free backups, Litespeed servers, Free SSL certificates.
Reseller hosting it’s a great opportunity for those who wants to start their own small web hosting business, web designers and developers that want’s to make extra recurring monthly income or developing agencies with a lot of clients.