Everything You Need To Know About Reseller Hosting
Reseller Hosting allows a company to set up an account with a host originator (like yahoo.com) and resell its allocated bandwidth (available capacity to transmit data on the internet) and hard drive space. The reseller buys the services at a whole space, price and sells it to customers at a profit. For example, a reseller may pay yahoo.com $10 a month for a site, and charge their customers $85 per month, including ongoing maintenance and a certain amount of updating and monthly statistical reports that give the owner information on their web traffic. As a reseller, you are able to start a web hosting business for minimal upfront costs. You can actually sign a monthly or annual contract with a hosting company for as little as $50 a month. Everything you need to get started is included in the monthly fee.
In reseller hosting, reseller is intermediary, who buys a web hosting package (dedicated server) on condition to sub –let his purchase (disk space on web server to its clients (you). A reseller hosting provider does not invest his/her own money in equipment and soft ware’s, he/she just purchases a right rent his own web hosting package to others in parts or full. A reseller hosting provider may not be able to provide you the level of quality service that you expect. They have no direct control over running and maintenance of the web server. However; they can exercise their influence of having a large client.
ESTIMATING THE TIME COMMITMENT-
Attracting and selling up new customers’ websites is going to be the most time consuming aspects of this business. There will be times when technical crises cause you to spend extra hours on the job, along with regular maintenance required periodically to keep your system fine-tuned. You can outsource most of this work, even to low-cost labor pools on the other side of the world.This is also an economical means of keeping someone on call 24 hours a day.
PRICING AND PAYMENTS-
Reseller hosting fees depends on the size of the website (required bandwidth and storage capacity) and the amount of web traffic.In any case, you should set your margins so that what you bill your customer is calculated based on what your costs associated with their website are.
By having a merchant credit card amount, you should be able to arrange for monthly automatic payments which will greatly reduce your costs and time commitment for invoicing and collections.
There are no particular requirements or organizations specifically for reseller web hosting and maintenance.