How Does Reseller Web Hosting Work?
Planning to start your own web hosting business? Reseller web hosting is the easiest way. You can start your own business without huge investment or infrastructure. Our basic Reseller “RS ONE” costs only $19.95 per month! So a domain name and a reseller hosting plan is all you need to start your own business and to be your own boss.
Reseller Hosting in simple words.
Think of your personal computer at home. There must be one account with “Administrative Privileges”. Maybe that is you and you can create new accounts for your son, wife, dad..etc Each of these accounts will have their own login, their own desktop settings, data..etc. The Administrator can change passwords, limit access and fully manage these accounts.
That is exactly what you are going to do with Reseller Hosting. You will be like an Administrator who can create new hosting accounts for your clients. You can decide how much resource they can use like bandwidth, disk space..etc Each of these client accounts will have same features of our normal shared hosting accounts. These accounts won’t have any branding or our company logo in it. So you can sell it as your own product.
How to create client hosting accounts?
You will be getting access to the Reseller WHM panel to create and manage the client hosting accounts. If you are not familiar with WHM panel please check the links given below to create an manage new client hosting accounts.
Choose a Domain name and create a site to sell hosting.
You need to choose a catchy domain name and also have to create a site for your business. Customers will be contacting you and ordering hosting accounts from this site. You can also add live chat option if required. So that customers can chat and get instant support online. If you are not good with coding, you can hire a developer to build a site for you. Or can create a WordPress site by following the steps mentioned here. You can also add a suitable premium web hosting theme for your WordPress site to make it more appealing to customers.
Who will be providing Technical Support?
Don’t worry about the technical part. Our award winning 24×7 support teams is here for your help. If customer reported any technical issues or need any technical help, forward their concerns to us and we will get back to you with a solution. You can then forward our response to your client.
How the billing works?
You are your own boss here. So you can decide how much you want to charge for your hosting accounts. Also it is you who is going to bill them. You can decide the payment cycles – monthly, quarterly, annually..etc Also make sure to send billing invoice and payment reminders.
WHMCS to help you with the billing automation.
If you have many customers, sending invoice and payment reminders manually is a difficult task. So what you can do about it? How you can automate it? WHMCS is the answer for that. You can fully automate the invoice generation, payment reinders and all other areas of billing with a few clicks. You can also resell domain name with the help of WHMCS. It also have an integrated support system and other tools to make your life easy. ( Please check our KB regularly because we will be adding more tutorials and useful WHMCS tips. )
Accept payments online using PayPal.
So now you have a Reseller Hosting account, a website for your business and WHMCS to help you with the billing. So what is missing? Yes how you going to get paid and how you can accept payments from your customers? PayPal is the easiest way. First go to PayPal site and you need to create a free PayPal account. Then link your bank account to it. Now you have to access your WHMCS and add PayPal as your payment gateway. ( We will be adding more tutorials about WHMCS-PayPal integration and other Payment gateways within a few days. So stay tuned. )
Upgrade the Reseller Web Hosting Plan.
If you have enough customers and need additional disk space or bandwidth then you can upgrade your Reseller Hosting Account. It’s a very easy process and won’t cause any downtime or delay. Please check our list of available Reseller Hosting Plans here
With our “RS FIVE” plan, you will get 240Gb disk space and 2000GB bandwidth. That will be enough to host a lot of customers.