Factors To Consider Before Choosing a Reseller Hosting Company

When you want to start a reseller hosting business, deciding on which web hosting company to choose can be difficult. At times where every other company out there promises to provide 99% uptime, it becomes more so difficult to decide which ones to choose. You have to ensure that the reseller hosting company you choose does not only provide with maximum uptime, but also with unlimited resources, and knowledgeable support. There has to be a way to finalize a hosting service.

Although price is an important consideration, it should not be the only one. Choosing a professional web hosting service for your reseller hosting business will be effective in the long run. They assure of long-term results and the quality of their services will be appreciated. Here are some of the important considerations that will help you decide the best hosting service provider that best fits your requirement.

  • Price                                                                                                                                                   

When you have to choose a web hosting service, the first thing that most people consider is the price rather than looking at the host specification packages. However, price shouldn’t be the determining factor when choosing a hosting provider.

After considering a couple of web hosting providers, consider the price differences between them. Make sure you do not jump on the cheapest offer you come across. It may not necessarily be the best idea, especially if you intend to make money out of your hosting business. Take a close look at companies who are aiming at long-term contracts at a lesser price. They may not have much to offer. Where you could save money, on one hand, you might lose your freedom to opt for a better hosting company in future.

  • Technical Specifications

Take a deeper look at your hosting business, analyze it and find out how you want your business to work for you. If you’re planning to host a a number of third party sites, with rich media content and videos, then you must not opt for the cheapest hosting package you find. It is least likely to have the desired RAM, processing power, and disk space you need to meet the challenges of a reseller hosting business. Besides, you might have to spend excess on dealing with downtime and loading issues unnecessarily.

  • Bandwidth Limitations

Consider the bandwidth limitations of different hosting package providers. Make sure you don’t end up paying extra for additional traffic whenever your third party websites have higher number of visitors. Most hosting companies do include an unlimited bandwidth for traffic in their packages. Be careful while deciding on one.

  • Technical Support

Before choosing a web hosting provider, consider their reputation for technical support. See if there are different ways of getting through them whenever you need technical assistance – email, toll-free service, and so on. Do they operate 24/7? Do they outsource their support? Check what kind of technical support the hosting company offers especially at midnight. Check how fast they respond and how effective is their response.

  • Scalability

Another important consideration other than the package you choose is whether or not you see them as a part of your future plans. In simple words, what feels adequate now may not meet your demands a couple of years later. A web-based enterprise must focus on growth and future expansion. So, in case of a hosting company finds it difficult to meet your growing hosting business, it could pose as an issue.

  • Overselling

Overselling means offering more resources than possible to allocate. It is important to check if the hosting company you are choosing offers good bandwidth and overselling.

  • Management Panel

While choosing a web hosting company, it is important that they have a feature rich control panel to buy, manage and renew multiple services with ease and convenience like a cPanel with Fantastico script installer that automates the installation of web applications to a website.

At ResellerClub, we offer  Reseller Hosting at great prices giving you a profitable margin, secure hosting & 24×7 support! Starting a hosting business has never been this easy!

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Ajeet Mishra

Ajeet Mishra

Ajeet is a Senior Account Manager, who doesn't miss any weekends without playing CRICKET!