There are various companies across the world, which provide web hosting services at reasonable rates. Renting space and bandwidth to publish an online website is known as web hosting. One has to register a domain name (name of the company- example: 123company.com) and then apply for hosting. As long as the domain name has not been taken by someone else, it can be purchased.
A single control panel is provided for the purpose of shared hosting and it is exclusively created for a single user. Additional parked domains can be included as add-ons. On the other hand, reseller hosting is for those people who want to share hosting space and demands several control panels. Each control panel can be sold with an unlimited number of domains. Space available in the shared hosting is more than reseller hosting, since there is only a single user who adds content, unlike multiple users in the other.
Through reseller hosting, multiple shared accounts can be created and each one of these can be sold individually. Every account comes with an individual login, whereas the shared hosting accounts only have a single login. Generally, individuals purchase bulk space to resell it in future, which in turn attract profits, whereas simple space is purchased for creating singular websites through shared hosting. But since both are sharing resources from a server, technically both operate on a shared basis.
Unlimited reseller hosting is a farce
On websites of companies selling hosting space, one may encounter companies which provide unlimited reseller hosting. This is actually a myth, since space is also dependent on bandwidth settings. A realistic number has to be always assigned, which can be increased to include more and more users in the future. It is not possible to set disk and bandwidth to unlimited on reseller, but this setting is sometimes observed on shared web hosting.
There is another type of hosting referred to as dedicated. This means that the server is only for oneself, which could be either through a standalone or a reseller account. On the other hand, different users share the same server for data storage under shared hosting. Each site rests on its own partition to differentiate it from the other ones.
Web hosting does not require much technical training
One does not need to have detailed knowledge about reseller to become an entrepreneur in web hosting. It is only the data centre operator who looks after maintenance of network space and hardware. The regular owner of this service is the one who configures and secures the server to make sure it operates in a trouble-free manner. Though the customer base is formed by the reseller, hardware and connectivity problems are handled typically by the service provider.