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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.

Web Hosting 101 – Shared Hosting

Next on the list of our weekly Web Hosting 101 series is shared hosting.

What is shared hosting?

Shared hosting is a type of web hosting in which a single physical server, a cluster or a cloud hosts multiple websites. The fact that many users access the resources of a server, helps to keep the service at a low cost. 

A shared hosting server can host hundreds of user accounts.

Who uses shared hosting?

Shared hosting can be mainly used by blog or small business owners with light or medium traffic on their websites.

This type of hosting is suitable for those mentioned as it does not require advanced configurations or high bandwidth.

Advantages of shared hosting

  • Because the resources are shared by users, shared hosting is a very cost-effective option.
  • It is a great option for less experienced people in the web hosting industry.
  • Easy to keep maintenance.
  • It is managed professionally. 
  • FlokiNET offers CloudLinux, a feature that will offer server stability, density, and security by isolating each tenant and giving them allocated server resources. To find out more about CloudLinux, stay tuned for tomorrow’s post.

Disadvantages of shared hosting

  • Sharing resources with other users, which may cause in rare occasions unbalanced performance.
  • It is less flexible with applications compared to VPS or dedicated servers.
  • If you suspect your website will receive a considerable amount of traffic, shared hosting might not be a good option for you.

Have you decided yet if shared hosting is a good option for you? Got any questions? Contact us at info@flokinet.is.