With the world moving towards web space, online presence for businesses has become a necessity. This has had a ripple effect, which necessitates every company to have a web presence. It is a no-brainer that the easiest way of having an online presence is to have a website.
With a fueling demand for website, the web hosting industry has also witnessed a boom in the last few years and the trend is here to stay! Now the interesting bit is that the new-age ‘wantrepreneurs’ have jumped onto the “web hosting’ bandwagon as an interesting and profitable business model.
Defining reseller hosting
Reseller hosting is a type of web hosting solution wherein a company or a hosting provider rents hard drive space and bandwidth to another company, typically a small-mid size business that in turn rents out the space to third parties for end use. In other words, the reseller purchases the host’s services in bulk and then sells them to customers.
Is reseller hosting profitable?
For entrepreneurs looking at setting up a business in the domain of web hosting, Reseller hosting is a good way to start as it involves minimum investment and infrastructure when compared to setting up other models of web hosting. Leading companies provide a host of solutions that enable resellers to choose their own service plans and pricing structure. There are successful examples of resellers, who were able to establish their own branding through customized control panels and servers.
Types of Reseller Platforms
Linux reseller hosting: Leading hosting providers including BIGROCK provide Linus Reseller Hosting solutions, which enable startups to purchase the hosting package in large volumes (wholesale) and then resell the allotted Linux hosting services at a profitable margin.
Windows reseller hosting: A number of companies specialize in windows reseller hosting, in which resellers can make alterations and customize the hosting solution purchased and then sell it for good returns.
So which of the two is better?
Well, this depends on the tools and scripting languages the business plans to use –PHP, Perl or MySQL, work well on Linux. Window reseller hosting is a good option for businesses that need easy compatibility of Microsoft based technologies.
Market Growth of Reseller Hosting
Source: Market Research future https://www.marketresearchfuture.com/sample_request/2750
According to a recent study by Market Research Future, the Web Hosting Services market witnessed a double –digit growth in the last three years. By 2022 the industry will be valued at approximately $154 billion (USD).
The push factors for market growth include the burgeoning E-Commerce across the globe. Also, the penetration of mobile technologies across the globe, including smart phone and tablet applications has further fueled the demand for web hosting services. Emerging “smart” technologies or “Internet of Things” (IoT) will further lead to a sharp rise in demand for Internet real estate.
In essence, all the above factors translate into more and more individuals/businesses needing to look for online presence of their products, messages, and services online. Interestingly, SMEs are touted as the fastest growing segment that will fuel the demand for web hosting services. They are also the ideal target segment for resellers.
The Way Forward
Now is the right and ripe time for entrepreneurs to leverage the big growth opportunity by starting their own reseller hosting company. What are you waiting for? Get Started, Get Going!
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