Reseller hosting explained

What is Reseller Hosting?

OK, so maybe you’re a web designer or a developer and you already have some clients. Or maybe you’re a tech graduate and you’re looking to get into an industry with huge potential.

Whatever your situation, if you’re thinking of setting up a web hosting business or add hosting services as part of your offering I’m going to explain just about everything you’ll need to know to hit the deck running.

With Pickaweb´s reseller hosting plans you can become your own hosting company.

Watch this video where we explain exactly how reseller hosting works.

How Does Reseller Hosting Work?

Well in a nutshell if you’ve got customers that need hosting you can purchase a bulk amount of hosting space and then resell it on to them at a healthy profit.

It’s a great way to build an additional recurring revenue stream for your business.

But what’s really great is that you have zero upfront cost to invest in expensive infrastructure like servers or software licenses.

The way it works is that you get a master admin area where you manage every aspect of your customers’ hosting. You can create hosting plans, give admin rights to users, create accounts and pretty much everything you could do with an actual server but at a fraction of the cost.

Each of your customers gets their own cPanel Control Panel login and there’s no mention of the hosting company so your customers think it’s your server and your service – it’s completely white label.

Don’t worry – we won’t say anything.

Now the key difference between shared hosting & reseller hosting is the ability for your clients to self-manage themselves with their own individual cPanel login.

This means that they’re not contacting you every 5 minutes to create an email account or reset a password because they can do everything themselves.

One of the really neat features is that you can create your own plans like bronze, silver & gold.

That way you can give more to clients who are happy to pay more and you have something for everyone.

One thing you need to be aware of is that you will need to provide 1st line support to your clients. Of course we’re there in the background and we can help with most issues but you’ll need to support them when they have any immediate issues.

If things start to take off then you can even start to automate your hosting business using a hosting billing platform like WHMCS which automates the billing, provisioning and administration of your hosting clients.

What are the advantages of a Reseller Hosting Plan?

  • White Label: Offer hosting to your clients under your own brand.
  • Create your own packages with the features your clients need.
  • cPanel Control Panel: Your customers can manage the main aspects of their hosting using the cPanel control panel
  • WHM: You get an administrator control panel that is easy to use. You can create your own packages and manage your customers.
  • 100´s of preinstalled apps; Every hosting account you create comes with softaculous which enables you to install tons of applications in just a click. For example: WordPress, PrestaShop, Drupal etc.

There is a learning curve with a reseller plan. We offer plenty of tutorials and we are available to help via chat, phone and email if you have any questions or need any help.

I hope you found this post on what reseller hosting is useful.

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