By Logan Oulman
Reseller hosting is a commonly used generic term that can in fact be used with several different types of web hosting. The term does not really define what is being offered, but does describe the organization that is offering the service to you.
Hosting resellers purchase large web hosting accounts from large web hosting companies and then they bundle up the space and bandwidth and sell chunks of it to their customers. They are more or less mimicking the services that are usually offered from web hosting companies but they are eliminating some of the expensive overhead that usually comes with running one of these large companies. This is a business model that is common with a couple of different types of companies, most usually web design companies that want to offer hosting as a bundle to their clients, start up web hosts, and also companies that are building a very large portfolio.
The main types of solutions offered by hosting resellers are dedicated, shared, or VPS (See part two). For the most part, customers of resellers will be able to procure cheaper hosting services because the reseller will purchase the space in bulk at a discount. The biggest impediment that you can find when using reseller hosting services is that the reseller is frequently also a customer of the larger hosting company that they initially bought the space from. The more technical the hosting offered by the resellers the more support they will usually be able to give you, but this can also be an issue because if you have a problem that is unresolvable by the reseller they will have to contact the large hosting company and this brings lots of middlemen into the situation that slow the process down.
Dave will only find reseller hosting to be useful if he makes the determination that he wants to sell hosting to others or if hew wants to expand the portfolio of sites he has. If this was not the case, it seems likely that he would be better served to remain with the shared hosting model- a very common form of hosting that is popular with many people and has lots to offer.
At this point though, if Dave thinks that he only needs his single site but he would rather have more control over how that site performs or he wants to implement some redesigns, he will be happy with what he has.
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