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The Good and Bad of Reseller Hosting

While reseller hosting can prove to be a decent source of online income, the business could entail a few unforeseen downsides. A few tips and guidelines would help you make the most of your reseller hosting business and with the right expertise and knowledge; your reseller account would soon be generating good income for you.

It is important to establish trust with the hosting company from whom you wish to buy the reseller-hosting package. In order to achieve this, the potential reseller is required to perform an in-depth research on the company, its services, its support system, pricing structures, features and tools offered, infrastructure of the data center, its reliability, uptime, credibility and much more.

Among the aforesaid, uptime is something that needs prime consideration. You do not want to be dealing with a hosting company that cannot offer a decent uptime of at least 99%. Worst would be that in case of a technical error or unexpected downtime, the customer r reseller is unable to reach the company. This would just spell ruin for both the parent host as well as the reseller business. Therefore, you need to be associated with a company that offers maximum uptime and highly professional hosting services and products.

A good approach would be talk to other users as well as resellers through online discussion forums, blogs and read their testimonials and reviews. In fact, there are a few web hosting directories that offer unbiased reviews and ratings on web hosting companies. You need to be however wary about the reliability of these reviews and ensure that these reviews are received through an unbiased source. The best way to ascertain this is to focus on reviews that highlight both the negatives as well as positives of the company’s services and products. Reviews that equate to promotional content are in all probability unreliable.

Another aspect is the pricing structure for the various hosting packages. The reseller needs to analyze whether these prices are well aligned with the hosting market or is the service unreasonably priced? The pricing would of course be dependent on the quality of services offered. The parent host should be equipped with advanced software and hardware in order to deliver high-end hosting services to its customers. This way, the reseller can be assured that he/she is dealing with a company that utilizes advanced web hosting technology.

On the flip side, if the reseller ends up being associated with a company that does not deliver quality services, the business would only decline and perhaps eventually lose out in the competitive hosting industry. It is precisely because the hosting industry is getting fiercely competitive that is becomes all the more important to sign up with a company that delivers high quality services and hosting products.

Most important is the type and quality of customer support offered. A reliable and professional host would offer 24/7 support and this aspect is never overlooked by a discerning reseller or potential customer.

Bob Willis

  1. Mia
    March 9th, 2013 at 05:26 | #1

    What are reseller hosting packages used for?
    I’m looking into the different plans, but I’m not quite clear on resell hosting space packages.

    Do web development businesses have reseller hosting plans so that they can design websites for their clients and sell it back to them? How could you use a reseller hosting plan?

    Please help!

  2. alexme
    March 9th, 2013 at 10:28 | #2

    Reseller hosting packages are for selling web hosting that is provided by someone else.

    For example, I resell webhosting through http://www.resellerspanel.com/a/alexlohrere using my website http://www.australianwebsitehosting.org and I earn a portion of the profits.
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  3. Rory Mckilroy
    March 9th, 2013 at 10:30 | #3

    Reseller hosting package is used when you want to build your own web hosting company. As the owner you can decide what type of services are there inside the hosting package and its rate. Some reseller hosting providers includes sitebuilder in their hosting package. It depends upon you what type of promotion you want to use in promoting your own hosting company. You can have a reseller hosting account at hostgator. You can read it reviews here:
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  4. Coleen
    March 9th, 2013 at 10:32 | #4

    Reseller hosting is where you can sell packages for your clients depending on plan that you have. You can limit or add any package with accounts that you create. If you want to try you can use a coupon

    $24.94 OFF Reseller Package Coupon Code: SPECIAL2494

    That means you only pay 1 cent for reseller hosting. Thats the best coupon i know. You have to try it.

    Here are coupons if you need:

    $0.01 hosting with Hostgator Coupon Code: 1CENTPROMO

    25% OFF Coupon Code: SPECIALOFF25

    $24.94 OFF Reseller Package Coupon Code: SPECIAL2494

    Hope it helps =)
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