With more and more businesses shifting their focus to the online world and setting up shop there, hosting is becoming increasingly popular, especially VPS Linux and Windows. Many entrepreneurs are also jumping into this industry in the hopes of increasing their growth, income and brand visibility. That’s why many choose to become reseller hosts of Virtual Private Servers. This type of hosting is gaining traction among many and it’s not surprising because it’s very simple to become one and the initial cost is quite low. Let’s dig deeper.
What is reseller hosting?
It’s when a hosting provider company rents hard drive space to another company which then rents this space to other third parties. The one who owns the account is called the reseller. They purchase the VPS Linux, Windows services from the parent company and sell it as their own, which can be quite profitable.
Many aspiring entrepreneurs and developers usually start with reseller hosting for various reasons. The more notable ones are wanting to own their own hosting company or just wanting to add bonus services to their brand.
How does it work?
Establishing your reseller hosting business takes a few steps. You have to:
- Research the market and find an appropriate hosting company.
- Purchase the reseller package that best suits the needs of your business.
- Research your target market to locate potential customers.
- Create your own brand and branded hosting packages, decide on their cost.
- Sell them to clients.
Selling VPS Linux, Windows hosting plans like this usually earns some profit for the reseller. Of course, it will increase with an expanding userbase.
What is included in the package?
Most reseller packages have these common features:
- disk Space,
- latest control panels (cPanel/WHM, Plesk, DirectAdmin),
- DNS manager,
- ability to white label your own web hosting company.
Resellers can usually manage their own plans and accounts, configure them to their own needs and instantly upscale their services if needed. The additional features they get, like emails, control panels, scripts, monitoring tools, can also be passed down to third parties.
What are the benefits of reseller hosting?
Whether you’re building a new brand or want to improve on an existing one, there are advantages to becoming a reseller host of VPS Linux or Windows services. You:
- Get to act as a hosting company: create websites and get experience running a web hosting business.
- Earn an additional profit.
- Design your own hosting packages specifically tailored to your target audience.
- Create a unique brand.
- Make your own cPanel control panel for the clients.
Because of the initial low start-up cost and the opportunity to upscale on-demand, most people end up saving money in the long run.
Can you upgrade it anytime you want?
Of course, you can. Hosting providers that offer reseller partnerships for VPS Linux/Windows are usually prepared for the growth of their resellers. That’s why most offer instant upgrades if the need arises and it can easily be done through the client area. You won’t even have to reboot the system or install a new OS.
Do the clients know if it’s your services or the hosting company’s?
Because you can rebrand the services and create a completely new image, the customers will believe that you’re the provider. Only you and your provider will know that you’re a reseller host. This gives significant freedom to promote your business.
Reseller hosting is great for those that aspire to have their own hosting company or just want additional features for their brand. The biggest advantage of this type of business is that along with experience, you can potentially profit from it, too. The trick is to find a hosting provider that gives you the tools and freedom to create your own perfect brand.