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Webhosting 101 – Reseller Hosting

Have you heard about reseller hosting? It is an easy and efficient method of expanding your hosting business.

What is reseller hosting?

Reseller hosting is the process of buying hosting services from a provider and then reselling them to others.

You sell our products under your own brand and prices while counting on us to give professional support, manage the operation’s technical back-end, and lower costs as you grow.

When is reseller hosting a good option?

It’s the perfect kick-start for companies that are just beginning their hosting business venture as it requires no time to create products from scratch. Reseller hosting implies low investment, fixed costs, easy planning, and a variety of features.

This option also offers a wider range of products in different regions and networks, reaching a broader market.

What do you need for it?

  • A website
  • A web hosting management platform
  • A billing system ( for example WHMCS)
  • A payment system (for example coinpayments.net)
  • A customer support system

Optional: a registered company, if you don’t want to trade as a private person.

Plus points

  • Cost-effective
  • A way of earning extra income
  • A way to expand your hosting business
  • Low investment
  • Customer support offered by the owner company

Minus points

  • Availability for customer support in case it is not offered by the renting company
  • Reliance on third parties  
  • Products flexibility

Is reseller hosting a good option for your hosting business?

For any questions or suggestions please contact us at info@flokinet.is.


Starting last week we decided to launch a series of posts, here and on social media, regarding the basics of web hosting. We understand how confusing it might be, especially for the folks out there with limited technical understanding, to try and figure out what type of hosting they need for their website or what are the advantages and disadvantages.

Today’s topic is… VPS!

What is a VPS?

Short for Virtual Private Server, a VPS could be defined as a space on a server that has the characteristics of an entire server. A virtual hosting server holds it’s personal operating system, applications, resources and configurations, all of these contained in a single powerful server. Each server can have multiple VPS accounts on it.

Who uses VPS?

This type of hosting is generally used by people who have more traffic on their websites and shared hosting doesn’t suit them anymore. 

Also useful if you require to host your own services, such as: VoIP, XMPP or other services.

Advantages of VPS

It is a cost-effective option, compared to a dedicated server, for example.

You get to run your own configuration and services that might not work on shared hosting.

Fully managed services.

Good security, since your VPS is separated from other users, located on the same server.

Disadvantages of VPS

Configuring the server requires more technical experience.

Maintenance of services has to be done by yourself.

More expensive than shared hosting.

*A pro tip

Preboot encryption on a VPS is pointless as the RAM that contains your encryption key can be easily read.

If you want increased security we suggest a dedicated server.

So what do you think? Is a VPS the right choice for you?

Check out our VPS options at: https://billing.flokinet.is/index.php?rp=/store/virtual-private-server-iceland