Reseller Web Hosting is the perfect platform for starting a web hosting business with minimal capital investment. Even the process of maintaining the business is significantly easier, considering most of the technical aspects are handled by the parent web hosting provider. However, there are certain crucial tasks, such as managing the hosting customers, taking care of regular billing, streamlining the hosting accounts and so on, that can prove to be confusing for a new Hosting Reseller.
To help with this, web hosting companies offer comprehensive tools and software with their Reseller Hosting accounts to make the hosting management easier for Hosting Resellers. One such software is the WHMCS (Web Hosting Manager Complete Solution).
In this article, we will take a deeper look at Reseller Web Hosting with WHMCS.
What is WHMCS?
WHMCS stands for Web Host Manager Complete Solution and it’s a web hosting business management software. WHMCS is one of the most popular Reseller Hosting management tools in the market today, thanks to the fact that it’s feature-rich, easy to use, and has excellent integration with cPanel, the most popular website hosting control panel.
This article looks at some of the important advantages of using WHMCS and why it should be of serious consideration to you if you’re starting or already own a Reseller Hosting business.
Advantages of WHMCS
- Easy to use
When you buy a Reseller Hosting plan, you get server space in bulk. You need to then create custom plans for your customers, assign server resources, manage billing, and offer customer support.
WHMCS makes it easy to do all that. WHMCS is essentially one big dashboard that allows you to completely manage your business from within itself. You can add or remove customers, create new hosting plans, assign these plans to your customers, upgrade or downgrade their plans, apply discounts, and do so much more — all from a single dashboard.
WHMCS is specifically designed to ensure that it’s easy to use even if you don’t have prior Linux or server experience. The result is that the entire program is GUI-based (Graphic User Interface), intuitive, and laid down very simply.
So, if you’re new to Reseller Hosting, you won’t have a lot of problems managing your business via WHMCS.
With WHMCS, a lot of attention is paid to ensure that you can do as many tasks as possible within the software.
The billing module is an excellent example. With WHMCS, you don’t have to worry about billing at all. When you acquire a new customer, you simply plug in their details to the software, and the program will take care of all billing related tasks.
WHMCS will create invoices for each customer, send those invoices, and even collect payments from them. What’s more, it can collect payments in different currencies and even send reminders to customers if they fall back on their payments.
Similarly, WHMCS also allows you to create entire email campaigns from within the software. You can create emails and the software will send them to people, keep track of the ones that have reached the recipients and those that haven’t. If an email fails to reach, the software itself will resend it up to three times.
These are just some of the more popular examples. WHMCS is filled with tools and applications that help you run your business efficiently.
- cPanel integration
cPanel is the most popular website management tool in the market for Reseller Hosting management. With cPanel and WHMCS you get seamless integration between the two applications.
You, as the Reseller Hosting provider, will use WHMCS. Your customers who are website owners will use cPanel. Both applications work together without a hitch.
One simple example to consider here would be customer support. Your customers can raise a customer support ticket on their cPanel dashboard and it’ll immediately be reflected on your WHMCS dashboard.
WHMCS will automatically create a funnel where you can monitor and track the progress of each ticket. Once the issue has been resolved, you can close the ticket on WHMCS and that’ll be reflected on your customer’s cPanel account. Again, this is just one example of how WHMCS and cPanel integration works.
Security of data — both business and customer — is paramount these days. WHMCS has a number of tools to protect your business.
For starters, there’s a historical record that WHMCS can boast about. They haven’t really suffered any great security breaches. Apart from that, you get an alerting system that’ll notify you whenever a security breach is detected.
Additionally, automatic bans are designed. So, if someone tries to log in to your account too many times, the account is automatically locked. Of course, if this happens to you, there are always ways to get your account back.
- White label software
A white label software is one that allows you to brand the software however you want. White Label Reseller Hosting is an important advantage because brand consistency is a crucial aspect for the success of a business. It makes your business look professional and adds social credibility.
So, you can name all your cPanel accounts and the WHMCS software itself under your brand name, enabling your customers and potential customers to recognise you better.
There is a whole range of templates, widgets, and even support for multiple languages. This way, you can stand out from your competition.
- Third-party developers
Thanks to the sheer popularity of WHMCS and cPanel, there are a number of third-party developers who create additional widgets, add-ons, and snippets to make life even easier for you. These add-ons can be integrated with WHMCS easily with one-click installations and whatnot.
Finally, there’s also the fact that there’s a huge community of users. There are plenty of helpful forums online that you can turn to if you ever get stuck. Most hosting guidelines are written for cPanel and WHMCS because of their popularity. This means that you have a huge pool of resources to help you run your business in the best way possible.
WHMCS really is a complete solution with helpful updates never too far away. The combination of reasonable price, features, and automation make WHMCS very popular. The fact that it has excellent integration with cPanel is a huge draw for a lot of people too.
In fact, a lot of the leading web hosting companies that offer Reseller Hosting packages are now simply shipping their hosting plans with WHMCS and cPanel. This adds another layer of credibility to WHMCS. ResellerClub offers Reseller Hosting plans with White Label Support, free cPanel/WHM, free WHMCS and 24×7 dedicated tech support. So, if you’re looking to start a Reseller Hosting company, make sure that you checkout Reseller Hosting from ResellerClub. With our plans, simplify your business processes and concentrate on growing your business.
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