Hosting of a website is as important as developing it. Today, web hosting is counted among the largest online businesses in the world. As the name suggests, in Reseller hosting, someone who has an account uses the allotted hard drive space for hosting websites for third parties.
As most of the web designs today are being designed and developed by Microsoft soft wares and web development tools, so one who provides hosting solutions can also provide web designing and development services.
The reseller purchases the host’s services wholesale and then sells to customers for a profit in reseller hosting. Also, in reseller hosting, the reseller can give to its customers shared hosting services. Here the reseller hosting is possible without renting a server from the web hosting company with whom the reseller has an account. Rather, a certain amount of disk space and bandwidth can be sold by the reseller.
In most cases, for reseller hosting, the developers, web design firms or system integrators have their own pricing and service plans. Reseller hosting does not require the technical expertise as is required for web hosting. Often in reseller hosting, the configuration, security and updating of the server is the dedicated owner’s responsibility and the maintenance of the hardware and network infrastructure is the responsibility of the data center operator.
All the hardware, software and connectivity problems are handled by the server provider and the reseller is only responsible for interfacing with its customer base. A web hosting professional may find reseller hosting to be an easy and inexpensive way to start a business, but to make profits in it by getting customers requires a lot of advertising. When competing with bigger competitors, the advertising costs may become high.
Hosting of a variety of applications alongside each other and the support it provides to open source technologies are the reasons why more resellers prefer Windows hosting over Linux hosting, even though the latter is cheaper and more viable.
Resellers can add the latest technological innovations to their services like Windows mobile, SharePoint and ActiveSync when they choose the Windows reseller hosting option. This greatly increases their market. In Windows reseller hosting, Linux and Windows customers can be simultaneously targeted.