If we are in the market for a web host, chances are that in the course of our research, we have come across some resellers.
There are positive and negative aspects to purchasing our web space from a reseller however, as long as we have made ourself aware of what to look for and what to avoid we should not have many problems by trusting our site to a reseller, in fact, a good reseller host can save our money and offer us more services than a traditional host.
Like any hosting plan, reseller packages come in all shapes and sizes, but are usually tailored to emphasize the strengths of the parent host.
Depending on the size of the parent company, resellers range from offering a robust services for advanced web developers to lower cost solutions for individuals. However, there are a few things one should know before signing on with a reseller.
Reseller hosting is the provision of web hosting services to third party companies that in turn act as web hosts for other organizations acting as the host for the client site and serving its pages to users.
Many resellers augment their hosting packages with Web design and management services in order to provide additional value to their clients.
When we purchase a package from a reseller, our web site will be stored on the parent host's equipment, and served via their high speed lines.
The reseller from whom we purchased the package will be the one who interacts with the parent host on our behalf. We will make our payments to the reseller, receive technical support from the reseller, and generally rely on the reseller to act as our host in all areas of maintaining our site.