Basics of Reseller Hosting
A reseller is an intermediary, who sells spaces on somebody else’s servers. Technically speaking, reseller hosting is just another form of web hosting, where the account owner contributes some storage space and bandwidth to third party websites.
How to be a reseller
The reseller usually purchases the host’s resources and then allocates them to customers at some profit. The reseller may borrow a dedicated server from a hosting organization with rent, or resell shared hosting resources. Usually, reseller hosts are web-designing firms, web developers or system administrators or integrators offering web hosting as an additional service.
The reseller usually acts as an agent for the web hosting company. The service is advertised as being offered by the actual web hosting company; the reseller merely acts as a publicizing medium. However, if the customers mention the reseller’s referral, the reseller makes some profit from commissions.
Resellers do not require any in-depth knowledge about the finer points of web hosting. The reseller is responsible for interaction with his or her customer base, while the service provider or the actual host handles all hardware, software, and connectivity problems.
Making the cut as a successful reseller requires extensive advertising, as it is a low-margin business.
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