Category — Reseller Hosting
By becoming a reseller, not only can web developers create websites for their clients, but they can provide their clients web hosting, as another studio service. All you need to become a reseller, is to find a web host who: offers multiple website hosting accounts; along with reseller services; and then its up to you to host your clients’ web sites from your own account. Your clients will be happy with the low fees you can offer; and, you will have yourself a very profitable side business.
So what do you need to be a successful website hosting reseller?
Multiple domain hosting - To become a web hosting reseller, the first step is to get yourself a multiple domain account. For example, if you take out an account that allows up to 6 websites (or domains), you can use one of the domains for development of your own site; and, still have 5 domains to allocate to your clients sites. All you need to do is pay your regular fee to your web host; then, you can charge your clients what ever you like.
Control Panel - It is preferable to have full administrative control over your client’s web sites. Make sure that, not only does your web host provide you with a control panel that includes full administrative facilities to easily manage your multiple account, but that your host provides your clients with their own control panel too. Most importantly your web host should give you the facility to “hide your web hosts identity” so clients are unaware that you are offering a third party service. Ensure that you can customize your clients control panel to suit your own requirements.
Terms and conditions - Terms and conditions are essential when offering any service, ensure that all your clients have a copy of your terms and conditions. Many resellers forget to create their own terms and conditions, as they are often very time-consuming to write. If you ask a web host you will find that some of them will either let you copy theirs or they will just supply you with terms and conditions specifically written for this purpose.
Fast and reliable support - Fast and reliable, service and support, is essential, from your web hosting company. If something happens to your client’s web site it is important to be able to get the problem solved as soon as possible. You don’t want clients being unhappy with your hosting services, as this will reflect badly on your other services too.
Reselling can be a very profitable side business if you find the right host. It may take up some of your time, however, if you put the time and effort into providing a little bit extra in your services, not only will your clients be a lot happier you will have a rewarding total web services business.
February 10, 2011 No Comments
There are a few different types of web hosting you can purchase, and you may not know about all of them. Each different type has a specific purpose, and you may only need a certain one to fulfil your requirements. Let me tell you about each different type, what they should be used for, and who they are intended for.
First up, we have shared web hosting. Shared hosting is where there are many hosting accounts on one server. This means that there are many different websites all hosted together on one server. This may seem like a bad thing, however it isn’t; it means that your host can fit many different sites/customers onto one server, therefore bringing down the price that it costs them, which means that you will pay less for your web hosting. Generally, sites that are hosted on shared hosting are not resource hungry, which means that the server can cope with having lots of websites all together. Shared hosting is recommended for people who are either just starting up or wish to host websites without a lot of expense. If you’re a big business I recommend you take a look at the different options below, however shared hosting could work for you.
Reseller hosting is similar to shared hosting in the way that it is all on one server, however with reseller hosting you can sell web hosting to other people. What usually happens is that you are given access to a control panel, where you can create new shared hosting accounts. With this you can make money, as you can offer shared hosting to people who need it. Most things that apply to shared hosting apply to reseller hosting as it’s essentially the same apart from you have the power to create new accounts.
VPS hosting is intended for those websites that are resource hungry, or sites that consume a lot of bandwidth and space. VPS stands for virtual private server. A VPS is like your own server, where there is nobody else sharing it. However, there is usually more than one VPS per actual physical server. The way it works is that they are partitioned so that they are not connected in any way shape or form other than they are hosted off of the same physical server. With these you can either host files, or host your website. You can even resell hosting from a VPS if you get together the required tools.
October 18, 2010 No Comments
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May 31, 2010 No Comments
Web hosting can be an exciting business start up for aspiring entrepreneurs. All you have to do to set up your business is become a hosting reseller, i.e., provide hosting facilities to website owners. Here as a business owner, you are buying space from a big hosting company, and redistributing the hosting space to other website owners.Resellers are nothing but entrepreneurs acting as middlemen, offering you hosting services by leasing time and space from another Web host’s server rather than owning their own. Most of the times, the quality of services offered by resellers are so good that consumers do not even have the idea that they are dealing with resellers who do not have servers of their own. Resellers, since they can pick and choose their servers, are basically in a position to provide the customers with the best of services.
Reseller hosting business can be quite a profit making venture once you understand the figures and profit margins involved. Let us go through them. One can buy around 1000 MB space from a major web host at a cost of $25 per month. This 1000 MB space that you now own can in turn be redistributed to site owners who need space for uploading their site. Here you can give about 25 MB space for around $5 per month. Which means your monthly income comes to around $200 when you sell 40 hosting packages. Want more. some hosts allow you to oversell the space and do not charge you extra unless the actual usage of your account exceeds 1000MB. It is seen that a typical user uses less than half of the allotted web space. which means you can double or even triple sell your quota and make unlimited wealth.
And mind well, this income is residual income. It will keep coming to you month after month, year after year. You do the work once. and get paid for it over and over. All you are doing is buying space from a major web hosting company and becoming a reseller host. Your efforts are focused towards selling hosting space and the rest is handled by your web host. Some of them even handle customer service to your customers for a nominal fee. which makes it even easier for you.
If this is not enough. you can earn additional residual incomes by adding recruiting more resellers through you. By doing this you will earn regular commissions on their monthly sales. isn’t this smart business. The profit margins in the business of reseller hosting is quite good and you can start on this exciting business venture even if you do not have the required expertise and access to funds for setting up the required infrastructure. Strange as it might sound, there are also times where a reseller can also be more scalable than a typical hosting firm. A true Web host is limited by its hardware; if a client suddenly requires an upgrade the host is not prepared for, the only way the host will be able to satisfy the customer is by upgrading its hardware - expensive and time consuming for both sides. The reseller host, however, can simply choose to locate with a different Web host that will better suit the customer’s needs.
November 24, 2009 No Comments
Now that you are familiar with both the advantages and disadvantages of purchasing a reseller hosting package, it’s time to put everything together before making your decision. By taking this extra time now to make sure this type of hosting plan is right for you, you can save a lot of time and expense in the future.Do I Want to Sell Extra Space on My Server? If you are purchasing a reseller plan just to make sure that you have enough space on your site, you may find that you need to sell this extra space to help cover the monthly fees. If you don’t plan to sell this space, you may be better served by purchasing a dedicated server or dedicated hosting plan to get the space you need.
Do I Really Need This Much Space? While the amount of space and data transfer limits make reselling plans very attractive to many site owners, it is important to make sure that this is something that is truly necessary to justify the extra expense.
Do you really need 5000 megs of disk space? If you plan on running a simple site, or you don’t plan to host a lot of data on your server, the obvious answer is no. Many people feel that they need to purchase a lot of space, without realizing that their site many not really need quite that much additional disk space.
If you currently have a website, you can use your current disk space usage to calculate how much space you really need and how quickly your site grew in this area. If you are completely new to hosting, it can be more difficult to judge just how much space you really need. A general disk space guideline for a business or informational site is around 250 to 500 megs, depending on the amount of data you will need to have on your server. Keep in mind that customer databases can quickly grow, so you don’t want to under buy either.
Can I Provide Customer Service if I do Resell Space? This is something that will need to be considered in depth before making your decision. If you plan on reselling space on your account, you simply must provide customer service and technical support for these customers. This can quickly eat up the majority of your time, especially if you are not intending on starting your own hosting company, so make sure that you are fully aware of all of the implications that come with selling space before you get in too deep with your customers.
These are just some of the more important considerations you will need to make before actually purchasing any server space. Each company and site owner will have different needs and different areas of concern. Take the time now to plan out what you plan to do with your site now and in the future, and you will be able to rest easy knowing that you have made a well educated and well planned decision.
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October 16, 2009 No Comments
A web hosting reseller acts as a middle man between the web hosting company and the third party. Throughout the process, the third party becomes the client of the reseller and takes the benefits of the available hosting resources, including the disk space and bandwidth allowance.Marketing Aspect
Web hosting company typically save huge bucks on their reselling plan, it seems like a leasing plan that is transferred from one host server to another instead of buying or maintaining their own.
So, in other words, resellers just create a marketing platform and from there they sell others product to earn commission. In most of the cases, the services offered by web hosting resellers are so advanced and effective that the consumers do not really bother about the existence of the end sellers.
Customer Dealing Aspect
In most of the cases, the customers do not really care about the actual company that is actually their host.
Rather, the resellers are so good with their services that make the customers not to even become aware of the fact that they are dealing with the resellers who do not actually own the hosting company in practice. Since resellers are able to select from a wide range of dedicated hosting options, they are in position to offer their customers the best possible web hosting plans.
Revenue Generation Aspect
There are many resellers around the world who are making quite a handsome amount with their web hosting reselling business. Of course the people who are into this reselling business must have a clear idea about the profit margin and the quantity of reselling to make a good turn over.
The revenue generation aspect depends on the fact that a reseller can buy. After that they can repackage this hard disc space into smaller packages to sell them out to different third party clients.
Even though there are few hosting companies that only offer limited privilege to their resellers, a huge numbers of hosting company actually prefer to provide the complete privilege in order to maximize the potentiality of the service both at resellers end and third party client’s end. This eventually helps them to have a strong base for their business as well. Check out the most practical & effective lucrative reselling opportunities at HostSG reselling hosting plan which provides a large 100GB of space at low fees.
May 12, 2009 No Comments