Over the next few posts we’ll be focusing on how you can get started as a web hosting reseller. In this post, find out how web hosting works and why it’s so important for websites.
Never has there been a better time to start your own reseller hosting business. These days, just about everyone has a website or a blog, and each website needs some kind of web host to store the site data and to make it accessible to the world. Who is responsible for storing all of these websites? Well, that could be you!
What is web hosting?
Before we go into too much detail about starting your own reseller hosting business, let’s take a step back and discuss what web hosting is. Web hosting is a service that consists of storing website files on a server, which can in turn then be accessed by any computer via the internet. Web hosting providers own and operate hundreds to thousands of servers that keep websites up and running at all times.
When you enter a domain name into your web browser’s address bar, your browser sends a request to wherever that website is stored. This is done through something called the Domain Name System, which is a complex method for retrieving websites by identifying the IP address associated with each site.
Once your browser has located the website, it will return the files which are then translated into a functional website you can interact with. Web hosting is necessary because personal computers such as your laptop don’t have the storage capacity, CPU power or bandwidth capable of powering a website.
There are various web hosting solutions:
Shared web hosting is a basic option that involves using one server for several different websites. Every site on that server shares the resources available on that particular machine.
Cloud hosting is an innovative hosting solution that uses multiple servers working together to create a virtual “cloud”. Since this cloud pulls resources from several servers, it sustains high uptime and provides scalable options.
Dedicated hosting means the user will have the server all to themselves, without having to share any resources. This is ideal for large sites, or those that may be interested in running their own web server for large projects.
Through Resell.biz, you’ll be offering shared hosting to your clients. If you’re interested in reselling cloud hosting or dedicated hosting, you can check out our sister companies VPS.net (cloud) and 100TB (dedicated).
Why should you look into becoming a web hosting reseller?
Since the internet is growing at such an astounding rate, the demand for reliable web hosts is constantly increasing. Every startup, aspiring blog and small business needs a web presence. As a web hosting reseller, you can be the one to offer web hosting services to those looking to get online.
There are many other perks associated with reseller hosting. In the next post, we’ll take a more detailed look at why becoming a web hosting reseller should be your next business endeavor!
In the meantime, check out Resell.biz to explore web hosting and domain name options!