What is a web host reseller account?

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What is a web host reseller account?

You’rerepparttar webmaster of more than one website. You design websites for clients. Your business needs more than one site. Is a web host reseller account for you?

A web host reseller account is a web hosting account that allows you to create hosting packages to sell to your clients. You can also host multiple sites of your own usingrepparttar 144491 disk space allotted torepparttar 144492 one hosting account.

Typical features of web host reseller accounts:

  • They come with a reseller-level control panel that allows you to create your own packages.
  • You can allocate disk space and bandwidth to each site onrepparttar 144493 account and changerepparttar 144494 space and bandwidth specifications ifrepparttar 144495 site’s needs change.
  • Most reseller accounts providerepparttar 144496 option for private nameservers (also called private label, personalized nameservers, or virtual nameservers). For example, if your reseller account is with SomeName Hosting and your company name is ExampleName Services, your clients will enter ns1.examplename.com and ns2.examplename.com forrepparttar 144497 nameservers for their domains.

Steps to becoming a web host reseller

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Steps to becoming a web host reseller

You’ve decided to get a reseller web hosting account to resell web space. What now? Here’s a step-by-step guide.

1. Chooserepparttar platform you want to use.

More open source software programs are available for Linux than for Windows, which makes Linux less expensive. While most programs (Perl, PHP, Flash, etc.) run on both platforms, a few run on only Windows or Linux. A site that requires ASP or MS Access, for example, requires a Windows platform.

2. Chooserepparttar 144490 control panel you want to use.

Control panels for websites range from very basic to loaded with features. As a reseller, you’ll also have a control panel for you to set up and control hosting accounts.

In Choosing Your Hosting Automation Software, we compare several control panels, all of which offer good features for web host resellers.

3. Choose your web host.

The web host company that you choose for your reseller account is a key decision — your business success depends onrepparttar 144491 quality of your host. Factors to consider when choosing a web host for a reseller account:

  • The platform and control panel
  • Account features
  • The company’s reputation — search for online reviews by clients
  • The record of server uptime
  • The level of support — how fast does tech support respond to support requests, especially time-sensitive ones?
  • Flexibility — doesrepparttar 144492 web host have packages that allow you to upgrade when your needs increase? Will they customize plans if necessary?
  • How longrepparttar 144493 web host has been in business — while a new web host may be very good, many web hosting businesses fail withinrepparttar 144494 first year
  • Price — consider what is included inrepparttar 144495 price
  • Get Started with reseller hosting. http://www.websitesource.com

4. Set up your hosting plans and prices

Divide your bandwidth by your disk space to find outrepparttar 144496 ratio of bandwidth to disk space that you can offer. Take into account any ratios that differ if you upgrade to a larger package, and then base your packages on that ratio.

For pricing, consider what competitors charge, but also factor in any additional services you’ll be offering.

5. Develop a business website

You have three main choices for website development:

  • Create a website using an existing website template http://www.websitesource.com/clientarea/reseller_website_templates.shtml
  • Hire a designer or a design company to design your site for you http://design.websitesource.com/design/elements_custom-work.php
  • If you have web design skills, design your site yourself

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