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With the emergence of VPS’s and with it currently being widely offered by a number of web hosts. sometime at low prices, the question that comes to our mind is, what should I choose? a VPS or a normal reseller plan, to help you with the decision we will mention the pros and cons for both sides, which would help you better understand both of them and thus help you make the most suitable choice for your current needs.
We will start with the pros and cons of a VPS, a Virtual Private Server is basically like a reseller plan in terms of disk space and bandwidth, you would usually find reseller plans come with more disk space and bandwidth, but a VPS has allot more benefits over a reseller, the 1st one would be Root access, with a VPS you have root access which is not available with almost all reseller plans, some would say and why would I need root access, in some cases you could be right, if your looking only to resell shared hosting plans you probably wouldn’t need root access, but if your looking to install some custom software, learn some system administration on a remote machine, a VPS would be the perfect solution for that instead of investing in a dedicated server which would cost allot more than a VPS. A VPS also can be loaded with a number of operating systems depending on what the provider supports, for example of you were to choose a VPS on a linux platform you would be able to offer linux web hosting plans, which can also be measured on the windows platform.
The 2nd and most important advantage for a VPS is the privacy and isolation you have from other clients on the server, in a shared reseller environment, your account and your hosted accounts could be damaged because of someone else’s fault on the server, for example if another reseller on the same server your placed has a client running a loopy script which would eventually crash the server, your account will suffer from downtime because of that, which wouldn’t happen with a VPS environment, if a VPS where to crash on the server your VPS is placed on your VPS wouldn’t be effected at all.
The 3rd advantage would be the dedicated resources each VPS usually comes with, each VPS usually comes with a minimum guaranteed CPU and memory usage for your VPS, which means no one can abuse the server resources or manipulate it for his account, in the worst case you would have your guaranteed CPU and memory to use.
VPS would be the best choice between a reseller plan and a dedicated server, a VPS would give you more reliability and room to expand with your web hosting business. At PremiusHosting, although we do offer a wide range of Affordable windows web hosting plans, but we currently don’t offer windows reseller plans, which is not the case with a VPS which can be loaded with any operating system you want as long as we support it (currently either Windows server 2003 or fedora core 1)
Reseller Plans also have some advantages over a VPS, with a reseller plan you usually don’t have to worry about the server security, keeping your software up to date and the general management of the server which is usually taken care of from your provider.
My Advice would be, if your not experienced with running a server, just starting out or you just don’t have time to take care of a VPS, I would recommend a reseller plan, otherwise a VPS would be a smarter choice.
There comes a time when the internet bug hits us all and we tend to acquire a wealth of domain names and web sites to feed our frenzy.
We start out with the best intentions, set up a personal home page with a few details about ourselves, then create more for our family, then our business and before we know it we have several domain names and web sites spread across several web hosting companies.
A more convenient approach would be to set yourself up with a reseller account with one hosting company.
Most people assume that to have a reseller account, you need to be in the business of selling hosting. This is not true. Anyone can set up a reseller account and enjoy the benefits of saving money and also having the convenience of only dealing with one company for all your hosting needs.
I’ll take my hosting reseller http://www.HostingRevolution.com as an example. They provide a very competitive reseller account priced at $35. Their Reseller’s Package allows you to host 100 Domains. You are allowed to give every Domain you host up to 20GB’s of monthly transfer and up to 2.5GB of storage.
Previously I had over ten domain names and associated web sites that were costing me around $5 – $10 a month to host. The average months hosting costs were around $50 – $60. Therefore, by setting up a reseller account and transferring my domains and web sites over to my reseller account I made an instant saving of $15 a month.
Now, another extension of this would be to start selling hosting to your friends, after all, you have a reseller account. So if you have ten friends, ask them if they would like web hosting on your server, maybe offer it free to them and ask them torecommend your services to their friends, these can then become
“paying” customers. Now YOU can get people to pay for hosting and make back the monthly reseller fee. Just sell ten accounts for $3 a month and you have instant income of $30 to offset the $35 reseller fee you are paying. So you get hosting for $5 a month for as many domains and sites as you like.
So, with the reseller account you have helped yourself, helped your friends, and possibly started making money as well.
Reseller web hosting can be low cost way to earn high profits online. Reseller hosting programs will allow users to lease their servers, bandwidth, and connections while branding the goods as their own. Most large hosting companies today resell their products from larger firms because it reduces the cost of equipment and other fees. Resellers act outside of the control of hosting companies, and are not considered to be employees.
Many resellers are similar to affiliates, and are paid based on how many customers they sign up every month. The difference between affiliate programs and cheap reseller hosting services is that resellers continue to be paid each month for every client they sign up, whereas affiliate programs are generally paid a one time commission. The first thing you will want to do if you plan on becoming a reseller is to decide what products or services you want to sell.
If you are interested in web hosting, most aspects of this service can be resold. Products for web hosting include servers, connections, and e-commerce stores. Most hosting companies like to allow resellers to handle as much as possible so they can concentrate on running the business. Many of these hosting firms will also provide consultation to resellers. Cheap reseller hosting is a profitable business model for those who understand it. Once you’ve decided what products you want to sell, the next thing you want to do is choose the right reseller hosting company.
There are thousands of reseller programs online, and it is best to go with companies which are established. Free Resellers is a forum located at www.freeresellers.com, and has useful information about reseller hosting services. You want to choose a company which has a good track record. Even if the company promises to pay you high commisions, it is better to go with established companies. These firms have experience dealing with products and clients.
Once you’ve setup your reseller program, you will want to attract customers. If you are starting your first reseller hosting business, it may be a good idea to start with clients who are working on a smaller budget. Many of these clients will not require high end services, and your products can be tailored towards them. When you are just starting out, you don’t want to overextend yourself. If you plan on running a larger company, targeting upscale clients would be a good idea.
Cheap reseller hosting services are a good model for those who understand them. They allow you to run a hosting company without the costs which are involved with owning your own server and maintaining an e-commerce account. At the same time, you will be dependent on the hosting company to pay your commission, and it is important to make sure you choose a company with a good track record. If you are interested in running a full hosting company, it is important to realize that more costs will be involved. You will have to deal with running your own server, connections, and other issues.