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Refresher: What is Reseller Hosting?
Reseller hosting is a type of hosting package where a large amount of space and bandwidth is purchased as a hosting package and is then rented out or leased to other people.
Reseller hosting is one of the many types of web hosting services. Understanding reseller hosting is easier than most people would think, especially those who are not into technical stuff. How does reseller hosting work? Reseller hosting is where a reseller account holder rents out his bandwidth and space to others to host their website on servers he purchased. The reseller can rent out his space to as many clients as possible. In this way, the reseller is running his own web hosting business by opening a reseller account with his main web hosting provider. Of course, the clients of the reseller can be unaware of this arrangement. They just accept the services the reseller host provides as long as they get what they need from him.
The reseller hosting provider should have a large space and bandwidth to accommodate separate accounts. What a reseller normally does is break the total amount of disk space into equal space and bandwidth. He then charges his clients for the rental of the space and bandwidth and for hosting their website.
In this type of hosting there are actually three parties involved: the main web hosting company that sells large space and bandwidth, the reseller that sells space and bandwidth into smaller accounts and the websites that the reseller hosts. These three parties do not really care what each other is doing as long as the requirements are met.
Reseller hosting is ideal for organizations, those with small businesses, or individual website owners or bloggers since they don’t need large space and bandwidth. It’s economical and you will only need to pay for what you need. Bigger companies offer space and bandwidth in bulk and you may end up paying for space that you don’t actually require.
On the other hand, if you are looking to start a business, reseller hosting is actually a good business option. You can begin by looking for reseller hosting plans or packages, comparing to determine which one will suit you best and start the business. However, you need to make sure that you have ample knowledge and understanding of how to go about the reseller hosting business before you start one.
Resellers know that there are advantages in reseller hosting such as having their own brand name, set their own plans and prices and they can also host as many websites as they want.
Reseller hosting is a very popular choice for web agencies who buy reseller hosting and use it to host their agency clients. Typical agencies that buy reseller hosting are web design/development agencies, marketing agencies and more.
And there’s one final use case often associated with reseller hosting. Those webmasters who have multiple different websites and want to host them under one account, for a single monthly fee. They don’t have to “resell” the hosting and instead use it for their own websites.
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