Choosing which web host to go with for your website needs is always a hard decision. When in doubt, it’s always a good idea to go with a large, reputable provider. With over 200,000 resellers and 5 million domains served, ResellerClub is one of the largest web hosting providers in the world. In this ResellerClub review, we’ll look at the wide variety of services they offer, including Shared Hosting, Cloud Hosting, VPS Hosting, and more. Other than these commonly seen services, they also provide “Reseller Hosting”, a way for YOU to start your own web hosting business. Interested? Read on.
What is ResellerClub’s Reseller Hosting?
To put it simply, Reseller Hosting allows you to have access to a control panel called WHM (Web Host Manager) that allows you to create and manage cPanel accounts and modify the cPanel experience. This means that you can basically become a web hosting provider yourself – you can simply create a new cPanel account for each client you have. Web hosting is a very lucrative business, but starting out with your own full-fledged data center is very expensive and risky. Reseller Hosting, especially from trusted, reputable brands like ResellerClub is a much more safe and also easier way to start out.
Personally, I believe web design/web development firms should also strongly consider purchasing a Reseller Hosting plan not to start a separate hosting business, but to provide a professional service for their existing customers. I’ve seen web developers launch a great secondary income stream doing this – since their web dev clients already trust them, they’re more willing to pay a small monthly fee to have the website stay online. ResellerClub actually offers free WHMCS, the industry standard for client management software for web hosting. It handles everything from billing to hosting setup and automates the whole process so you don’t have to do anything when a new order is placed. Unfortunately, it usually costs at least $15.95 a month but with Reseller Hosting from ResellerClub this is provided for free.
Here are a number of other advantages of ResellerClub’s Reseller Hosting:
- Variety of Server Locations – depending on where you’re located, you might be better off having servers in Europe, in the USA, etc. for faster speeds. While most providers offer 1, 2 locations tops, ResellerClub has servers in the UK, the USA, India, and Turkey.
- State-of-the-Art Equipment – ResellerClub uses the newest and most advanced server technologies, including:
- RAID Backups
- Latest versions of PHP, Perl, Apache, and MySQL
- HVAC Architecture
- 24/7 Support – Compared to smaller hosts or renting your own servers, this is one area where buying from a large, reputable company like ResellerClub really shines. They promise professional support from staff all over the world 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and are available through phone, email, and online chat. If one of your clients has any issues, you can easily forward the support ticket to their staff who will be able to fix it promptly.
- Affordable Prices – Starting at less than $5 per month, ResellerClub’s plans are incredibly affordable. At the price of a cup of coffee, there’s practically 0 monetary risk to start your own host and buy a reseller hosting plan. There’s also a fairly standard but nice-to-have 30-day money back guarantee.
Shared Hosting, Cloud Hosting, VPS Hosting and WordPress Hosting
If you have more regular hosting needs (eg. you just want to host your own portfolio, blog, forum, company site etc.), you can consider the shared hosting or cloud hosting plans offered by ResellerClub. What’s the difference?
With shared hosting, your website is hosted on a single server with a number of other sites. This allows shared hosting to be very affordable, and if you have budget constraints I’d definitely recommend it for less than $0.5 a month. When you purchase a Shared Hosting plan, you are given unlimited disk space and bandwidth, and are limited only by how many domains you can host. That said, you are still sharing the server resources with all the other sites on your server.
Cloud Hosting, on the other hand, is a more recent innovation that has become very popular lately. If your website is hosted on the Cloud Hosting plan, it’s spread across many servers that are separate from each other so that a single outage doesn’t take down your whole site. You are also promised a number of CPU cores and RAM that will be allocated to your side along. As a result, sites hosted on cloud hosting are two times as fast, and can also be scaled easily. ResellerClub’s cloud hosting plan includes cPanel and all the conveniences of Shared Hosting.
VPS Hosting are for those who are more technical and would like root access to the server. Although more expensive, you get access to a dedicated amount of hardware (RAM, Disk space, bandwidth, etc.) that you can do anything with. You’re also completely isolated from the other sites on your server – Practically, it’s similar to renting your own dedicated server, but at a lower price point.
WordPress Hosting is one of the most popular CMSs today for bloggers & web designers alike. It is specifically designed with optimal security, flexibility and convenience. Websites hosted on WordPress hosting are scalable and receive timely automatic updates. It is the most preferred hosting variant for WordPress websites. ResellerClub’s WordPress Hosting plans are capable of supporting single WordPress instances for Bloggers to multiple installations for Web Designers and Developers. All plans come with upgradeable RAM and CPU cores as well as automated malware scans & backups.
That sums up my ResellerClub review – a reputable host with a wide variety of affordable offerings. For hosting single sites, shared hosting does well for those on a budget while Cloud Hosting offers increased speed and reliability. Reseller Hosting allows you to start your own web hosting business and resell hosting to your clients, while VPS hosting offers increased flexibility. Which hosting plan do you plan on buying? What are your thoughts on ResellerClub’s service? Let me know below, and don’t forget to share this review if you found it helpful.