Reseller hosting is a type of web hosting where the reseller purchases the hosting services on wholesale basis from the primary hosting company and sells the service to the customers, possibly for a profit. The main hosting company allocates certain portion of hard drive and bandwidth to the reseller account and the reseller may rent the dedicated server from a hosting company or resell shared hosting services to their customers. Normally the web hosting reseller might be a web design firm, web developer or systems integrator who provides web hosting as an add-on service. Reseller web hosting is an inexpensive way for the web hosting entrepreneurs who cannot afford more money to set up hosting business by their own and they no need to spend money for data center, purchase and maintenance of web servers and equipments, and employing technical experts to support customers around the clock.
Another main advantage in reseller hosting is that the reseller can only concentrate on issues like customer service and consulting rather than spending time and money for server administration which helps to concentrate more on business. In addition to that, durability is another benefit of reseller hosting. If a customer wants to host large number of websites at one time for a reasonable price, he can easily choose the best cheap reseller hosting plan which suits his requirements perfectly. Since this type of hosting packages are lower in cost, the reseller can enjoy the increased profits and able to grow their small business.