What is reseller hosting?
Reseller hosting explained.
If you're in the process of researching web hosting options, you may have encountered the term 'reseller hosting.' But what exactly is it, and is it something you need to consider?
In essence, reseller hosting allows you to act as a hosting provider and sell hosting services from another hosting company as if they were your own. This concept is similar to white labelling, where a product or service is produced by one company and sold under another company's brand. With reseller hosting, you can purchase hosting services in bulk from a hosting provider and then sell them to your own customers under your own brand.
The reseller is then responsible for managing the technical aspects of the hosting service, such as setting up and maintaining accounts and handling customer support. The hosting company is responsible for maintaining the underlying infrastructure, including the servers and network.
Reseller hosting can be a good option for individuals or businesses that want to enter the web hosting market but do not have the technical expertise or capital to set up and manage their own server infrastructure.
Reseller Hosting can also be a good option for agencies and web designers that want to offer web hosting services to their clients as part of a larger package of services.
Is reselling hosting profitable?
The profitability of reseller hosting is largely up to you, as you have the ability to set your own pricing for the hosting services you resell. If you're successful in attracting clients, it is certainly possible to generate income through reseller hosting.
For example, if you were to sign up for a reseller plan, which costs £23.99 and allows you to create up to 25 cPanel accounts and you were able to attract 15 clients and charge them £15 per month, your monthly profit would be approximately £201 - the £225 you collect from clients minus the £23.99 you pay for the reseller service. If you were able to fill all 25 cPanel accounts at £15 per month, your monthly profit would be approximately £351.