If you have just ordered your cpanel reseller hosting account then you are almost ready to start selling web hosting. An important part of the selling process and the support process of your clients is the billing system. There are multiple billing systems available nowadays to choose from. At Scala Hosting we offer WHMCS and ClientExec. Both systems have their advantages and disadvantages. For example, WHMCS costs almost twice as ClientExec but it is probably the most popular billing system used by web hosting companies and most cpanel reseller hosting users. To take the best decision you should test both applications and find out which one best suits your needs.
So, you’ve been in the web hosting business for a while and you have got some client base bringing you some income. Everyone wants to improve and grow and if you don’t grow and improve your services it will not take long before your web hosting business gets to a stop even if you have the best reseller hosting plan. A reseller hosting account will allow you to sell just shared web hosting however there are many other types of hosting which you could also sell. From one point of view, you will be able to offer your clients more web hosting options and when they need something different they will not have to go to another host. Instead you will be able to do more business with them and keep their money with you. Moreover, offering multiple web hosting plans will make you look better in the eyes of potential web hosting customers. You will be surprised how many people will choose a specific company just because it offers too many services even though those people don’t need them and they would never use them.
You can login to WHM via www.yourdomain.com/whm once the DNS propogation has completed. Once you login click on create a package and specify the amount of resources you want to assign to it.
2. Register your private nameservers
You can register your own private nameservers or use the ones provided by your reseller hosting company. It is highly recommended to register your own. It is pretty easy to be done and your hosting provide will help you with that. Once you have them up and running you can start hosting web sites in your cPanel reseller hosting account.
All reseller hosting plans we provide include free private nameservers. Some clients use the anonymous nameservers we provide and others use private nameservers.
Why private nameservers are recommended?
There are many advantages that private nameservers will give you. First of all, they add branding. Your clients will have to set nameservers such as ns1.yourdomain.com and ns2.yourdomain.com which increases trust. The second big advantage is that you will not have to bother your clients to change nameservers in case you upgrade your reseller account to a VPS server or a SSD cloud server. Your accounts will be migrated to the new server and you will just have to change your nameservers’ IP’s which is easy. After the change the web sites will start loading from your new server.
Reseller hosting became very popular in the last couple of years. That type of web hosting is mostly used by web desginers, developers, web studios, small web hosting companies and people who want to manage multiple web sites themselves and have full control to allocate different systems resources to each of their web sites.
We are asked that question multiple times per day by new customers. The answer to this question depends on many factors – power, speed, reliability, how critical uptime is, how popular web sites you are going to host.
If you are looking to host heavy web sites which require more systems resources to run normally then the cloud reseller hosting plan would be a better choice due to the much more powerful processors used and the much more faster SSD drives.