Reseller hosting, as the name suggested, is a hosting plan meant for reselling. You purchase a reseller plan from a hosting provider and is allowed to partition the disk space and bandwidth you get into smaller chunks to be resold to make a profit. Your clients who buy from you can then create their websites which are hosted on your reseller account and shares part of the your allocated disk space and bandwidth. This is somewhat similar to a shared hosting plan.
The difference between a shared hosting plan and a reseller plan is that the latter gives you the rights to sell the web hosting resources to your clients. In this case, you act as a hosting provider for your clients!
Generally, it is web designers and web developers who are interested in the reseller account. They will design and host their clients’ websites on their reseller plan, at a profit. Oh yes, you can make good money when you package your web design services with web hosting services! There are also those who bought HostGator’s reseller account to start their own web hosting company, and make money out of it, of course.
These days, many hosting providers offer reseller hosting plans. You will need to identify which hosting provider will offer you the most appropriate plan at the best price. With this in mind, let’s look at HostGator’s reseller packages.
HostGator’s Reseller Hosting
HostGator offers 5 different packages for resellers, varying in disk space and bandwidth. All packages will get unlimited domains and subdomains as well as unlimited cPanels, email accounts and MySQL databases, among others. With these features, a reseller will get to create as many hosting accounts as he pleases, as long as these accounts are within the respective packages’ allocations.
If you are just starting out as a reseller, you may want to check out the Aluminum plan. It is the cheapest plan and comes with a 50 GB disk space and a 500 GB bandwidth per month. This plan costs $24.95 per month. The good news is that there’s currently a 20% off for the first month, thus you will only need to pay $19.96 to get started!
The maximum disk space you can get for a reseller plan is 200 GB and 1,400 bandwidth with the Diamond plan. This costs $79.97 for the first month and $99.95 for the subsequent months.
Should you ever need more space and bandwidth than the Diamond plan, you can always upgrade to the VPS and Dedicated servers. Visit HostGator official website to find out more about their VPS and Dedicated servers offerings.
If you were to compare HostGator’s Reseller Hosting to other major hosting providers, you may find that this web host’s reseller price is slightly higher than average. However, the 20% discount is quite attractive despite it being offered for the first month only.
I suppose that’s a small price to pay for quality. As over 9,000,000 domains would attest for it, HostGator’s hosting service is one of the most reliable around.
Since many resellers are not hosting experts, it is important to search for a hosting provider that offers resellers unfaltering support, especially when you have other websites depending on you as a host! In this case, you can rely on HostGator. They have one of the best support system in the hosting industry.
So when you (the reseller) or your customers face any hosting issues, you are able to get immediate and dependable technical support from HostGator. Anytime and anywhere. Because HostGator provides 24/7/365 support, including live chat.
With your reseller plan, you also get quite a number of free software and tools. Take for example:
Free Client Management / Billing software
Since you are running your own web hosting company and you get 100% of what you billed, you should be equipped with a good management and billing software, which is provided free by HostGator.
Free eNom domain name reseller account
eNom is domain name registrar and web hosting company that also sells other services related to website building. All HostGator resellers get an eNom account for free. This will enable the reseller to buy domain names for as low as $9.50 per year.
Free website transfer
Resellers get up to 30 free website transfers. This free service needs to be utilized within 30 days of sign-up.
Free website templates
There are over 4,500 website templates available for resellers’ clients. Make use of these templates to build quality websites for your clients or even for your own websites.
Both the Admin and Client control panel are the latest version and are brandable. The Admin control panel allows complete control over your clients’ websites, where you, the reseller is able to set the disk space, bandwidth, email and databases of your clients’ accounts as well as monitor the usage of server resources.
Meanwhile, the easy-to-use Client control panel comes with informative statistics and 1-click installer, all set for instant website set-up!
For a company whose catchline is “we eat up the competition”, HostGator does indeed stand out among most other hosting providers. They may not have the best priced reseller packages but they do have one of the most reliable hosting service and awesome support. Their reseller plans come with a 45-day money back guarantee. Why not check them out today?