The next step that you need to take after choosing a web-host for your site is to zero down upon a proper hosting plan. Depending on your needs, reseller web hosting may be the best option for you, even if you aren’t a web hosting reseller. It all depends on your monetary ability to provide for the plan and hence if you run a relatively smaller website your preference will be unlike what you’ll choose for a profitable site. The options presented vary between these: hosting for one little website, for a relatively larger one, for a mega-site, or a hosting plan that you can employ to extend into a network of websites.
So what you essentially have to do is decide between a starter plan for the uninitiated, a plan that hosts a large website and provides for over one domain, or a dedicated server that is expensive and hosts a network of various sites for business purposes mainly.
For those venturing into business projects regarding the internet, you will need a larger website as your demand increases. Similarly for a web designer, once you fruitfully design a website you gather more demands for similar stuff. To avoid spending a lot of time while setting up a new project, what you require is a flexible, suitable and affordable plan. And the answer to all these factors is procuring a reseller hosting package.
Then again you could actually run your own lucrative production of web hosting instead of the facing the manifold troubles of running a web-server. What you gain through this is an abundance of space in your account for various projects, and be able to minimize your costs by (as well as profit) by offering other people the required space for their domains.
Here too the answer you are looking for is reseller hosting. Reseller hosting could turn into a job itself as many people make decent money out of this business. For example, let’s say you purchase a reseller account that provides for a hundred domains/accounts for $60. Now, you can sell each account bought under your account for $10. That amounts to a neat sum of $1000 per month from a $60 initial venture! On the flip side you have to set up the accounts, answer a few queries here and there, but you need not worry about the problems of running a web-server as the hosting company shall take care of it. You may spend a little money to promote your web-hosting business but that is negligible compared to the profit you shall be making!
So what actually do we mean by reseller hosting?
It is a form of web hosting, where you (the owner) have the capacity to use your prearranged hard drive space and bandwidth to host websites on behalf of third parties. As a reseller you buy the host’s facilities and then you sell them to other customers making a neat profit of your own. A certain part of the hard drive and bandwidth is billed to the reseller account. So the reseller may lease a dedicated server from a hosting company or resell collective hosting services. If you just resell those services, then you need not rent a server from the company.
Most resellers are those who run web design firms or are web developers, systems integrators etc who offer web-hosting facilities as an appended service. For the amateur reseller hosting is an economical way to start a company or business of their own. Reseller hosting is the ideal answer for webmasters, internet consultants or anyone wanting to start a profitable online business. Most hosting plans allow individual resellers to chalk out their own service facility plans and their own fee structure.