Planning Your Web Hosting Reseller Plan

2006-06-27by Tomas Labas

The reselling of web hosting services became a profitable business. With an investment of one hundred dollars, you can get up to one thousand, but this involves a lot of work by your side of course. Each important company has a web hosting reseller plan and many times, it includes a dedicated server for your hosting account.

Reselling web hosting services means to split up the bandwidth and the disk space to lots of smaller customers, and main objective is to get from your clients at least the money you have spent for your reseller account (on the other hand - why not to get 20-30% more that you pay for your web hosting reseller plan?). You will be able to provide the high quality web hosting services to your customers without being forced to learn everything about server maintenance or work with sophisticated hardware equipment.

Before you rent a dedicated server, you should learn how to use a reseller control panel otherwise you may lose lot of precious time. The giant companies that provide web hosting reseller plans include also a software program called Control Panel, which helps you to administrate everything that can be managed on your server. The first things that you should learn are:

- creating ad deleting accounts - sharing the disc space and bandwidth between your clients.

Reselling web-hosting services is a very competitive business and your success depends on the reliability of your dedicated server.

There is, also, the option to buy a Virtual Server account but this means that on the real server, there are hosted more virtual servers, and your services quality depends on your server neighbors. Do your best to rent a strong dedicated server with your web hosting reseller plan, if you want to impress your future customers.

You can get much more money from your clients if you split your resources to hundreds of small accounts. However, it is very difficult to keep under observation all the users and if you do not pay enough attention to this detail, all your customers will be disappointed and soon you fill find bad reviews about your services all over the internet.

Ask your company about the feature of hosting multiple domain names. Not all your clients will love to host their sites on a sub domain and you may lose the most important customers.

Check out the prices for customer support. It is useless to rent a server with a web hosting reseller plan at thousand miles away without having knowledge of server maintenance if you do not have specialized personnel to help you, at low prices of course.

And final suggestion: do not host on the same server both important clients and customers with free or cheap account. Many of the cheap account are opened for e-mail spam, search engine spam, adult or illegal content. In this case, all your customers will suffer the consequences.

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