Tips to finding a good reseller host

Become a Reseller
Become a Reseller

Reseller web hosting is one of the most popular and innovative concept that is fast finding favour in the new age world. It involves domain reselling by the customer, who has bought web space and bandwidth in bulk from a web host. This concept has the same business plan as any other business, which is to buy in bulk at wholesale price and sell in retail to others. However, the domain reseller purchases a rather large amount of web space and bandwidth on the server, which he is entitled to sell further in part to those who are looking for a domain space and bandwidth.

It is fast becoming popular among budding domain resellers as it does not requires them to invest in an infrastructure. This is because the plus side of domain reselling is that the seller only has to sell web space and bandwidth, the task of maintaining servers and providing customer support is taken care of by the main host. It gives domain reseller full freedom to focus upon the marketing and sales aspect of the business model.

However, this field does have its negatives as well. This is because the arrangement is not similar to that of the normal customer seller relationship because in this case if the host mess up, reseller is held accountable by the customer. Thus, it becomes utmost important to select a reliable and trustworthy reseller web hosting provider. The domain reseller is required to check the credentials of the hosting provider by visiting review sites and analysing the reviews posted by existing customers.

Next thing to be considered is the type of control panel offered by the host, using which the reseller can manage all customer accounts. Individuals aspiring to take a leap into domain reselling must ensure what kind of control panel is being offered. This helps in determining the amount of customer accounts that can be managed using the same. The domain reseller must also consider the amount of space and bandwidth provided by the reseller web hosting provider. It is also advisable to make sure that the host provides whatever the customer may ask for like domains, sub-domains, web design tools and databases. The reseller has to make sure that all these services are offered to the customer in the resale package.

This type of arrangement is generally used for B2B transactions, companies and individuals, who need large web space and bandwidth to commence a business. However, since it becomes quite expensive to own a dedicated server, these companies and individuals generally opt for domain resellers. It is a profitable industry, however, it requires close scrutiny on part of the reseller to select best web hosting plans with varied technical facilities like email servers, sub-domains and large bandwidth.

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