Reseller web hosting is a type of web hosting in which the account owner has right and ability to use the full hard drive space and bandwidth allocated to have to host their websites on behalf of third parties. Usually a web hosting reseller might be a web developer or system Integrator Company or a web design firm who generally offers web hosting as an add-on service. Apart from this reseller hosting is also a less expensive and efficient way for web hosting entrepreneurs who want to start a new company. Usually most of the web hosting company offers reseller to create their own services plan and choose their own pricing structure. The resellers are also given control panel and full access to it through which they are able to create their own branding.
Reseller hosting does not require extensive knowledge of the technical aspects of web hosting. In this case typically the operator of data center is responsible for maintaining network infrastructure and hardware, and the dedicated service owner configures / secures / updates the server. A reseller is responsible for interfacing the his own customer base, but any hardware, software and connectivity problems are typically forwarded to the server provider from which the reseller plan was purchased.
Through Control Panels, resellers can set up and manage their customer account according to their need via a simple web interface. They can also use software for the same, MordenBill is one of the popular, as it automates account creation and billing.
Following is the Control Panels List:
* WHM / cPanel (Unix) (Windows version coming soon)
* Plesk (Windows / Unix)
* DirectAdmin (Unix)
* Webmin (Unix)
* Ensim Pro (Windows / Unix)
* Helm (Windows)
* Hosting Controller (Windows)