Without investing much, you can simply begin with your web hosting business via reseller hosting.
In reseller hosting, you can use the resources of a parent web hosting provider and resell these resources as if they belong to your own web hosting company. Most of the reseller hosting providers such as MyResellerHome cater with white labeled hosting which means you can sell the web hosting services with your own brand name and logo and none of your clients will ever know about this.
If you ready to set up your reseller hosting business with MyResellerHome, here is a complete startup guide to help kick-start your reseller hosting business with MyResellerHome.
1. Buy reseller plan
Purchase a suitable plan that will fulfill the need of your clients and is good enough in terms of resources. Choosing a reseller hosting plan will completely depend upon the number of clients you have and the amount of resources their website requires
MyResellerHome provides reseller and shared hosting plans for both – Windows and Linux platforms. You can choose as per your requirement.
2. Migration request
If you already have a reseller hosting account hosted with some other provider then you need to migrate your account to MyResellerHome server, else you can directly jump to step 3.
To proceed for migration, we will need your cPanel/WHM login details which you can mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. Reseller login details sent
As soon as you make a purchase, your reseller account gets activated. After this, the reseller account login details sent on your registered mail id. This will have cPanel/WHM/Plesk panel details that will be used to- create hosting packages, creating cPanel accounts, change/modify packages and much more.
4. Update name servers
Once your reseller account is activated, it is required to point the domain name to MyResellerHome server.
By default, you will get nsx1.superdnssite.com , nsx2.superdnssite.com as the nameservers with MyResellerHome hosting. However, you can also register your own nameservers so as to completely rebrand your hosting under your own domain name. For example, your domain name is “resellerxx.com” you can register your own nameserver as- ns1. resellerxx.com and ns2.resellerxx.com.
This will help you to have “private nameservers” without revealing MyResellerHome server names to your clients.
If you want to have private nameservers, you can register it from your domain registrar panel or contact us
5. Create new packages in WHM
Before creating your cPanel account it is suggested to create the hosting packages first.
Creating a hosting package means deciding on a range of plans for your web hosting clients from which they can choose. You will have to specify the amount of resources you wish to allot with each plan.
To create plans follow these steps:
- Login to your WHM panel
- Locate ‘Packages’
- Here, click on the very first option ‘Add a Package’
- Define the hosting package name and assign the resources such as disk space, bandwidth, subdomains etc. for each of the plans separately.
- Click ‘Add’ to create the hosting package.
6. Create cPanel account in WHM
With the help of a cPanel, you will be able to setup individual accounts for each of your client. You can give them privileges/ resources according to the plan they have purchased.
To create cPanel accounts:
- In WHM panel navigate to ‘Account Functions’
- Choose ‘Create a New Account’
- Fill in appropriate details to create a cPanel account for your client. From here you can assign package, domain information, email account and so on.
- Click on ‘Create’ button to create cPanel account.
7. Upload website through FTP
Uploading client web contents to your server comes the next step.
Using an FTP you can transfer files between your computer and the web server. For this, you will need an FTP client such as FileZilla, Cyberduck. There are many FTP clients available on the web.
You will then need to connect FTP to MyResellerHome server (use the same login details as your cPanel account). Once the connection is successfully established, the files can be uploaded.
8. WHMCS setup and configuration
WHMCS tool is a one-stop shop solution for resellers. This tool is useful for handling billing and support ticket request of your clients. It simplifies your reseller hosting business by automating all the manual operations such as billing, generating invoices, sending reminders, suspension/unsuspend etc.
You get WHMCS tool without any additional charges with MyResellerHome reseller hosting plans – Medium, Premium, and Business. However, you can also buy this tool separately if you select the Starter plan.