WHM Reseller Hosting: Web Space Management Made Easy
by Trevor Mulholland
There aren't many web panel programs that offer the same measure of convenience and ease of use that cPanel provides. cPanel, created by cpanel.net, is a proprietary software that is used to launch different functions related to web space management. But cPanel can take web space management a bit further and through a function of cPanel, you can also reassign sectors of your webspace as reseller space! This is where WHM reseller hosting comes in.
Reseller hosting is hot, and will always be hot, because it drives down the price of web space for the individual buyer. There are many ways to earn by reselling web space... some vendors would go into contracts with web hosts to market their packages in exchange for a commission. Many vendors, however, opt to buy large amounts of web space and then redistribute it to interested buyers. Redistributing web space could be tricky, so it's definitely an advantage for a reseller to be tech-savvy. But tech-savvy or not, a vendor can avail of user-friendly tools for proper web space redistribution - and because of this, every vendor should look into WHM reseller hosting.
Using the WHM (web host manager) is a more streamlined - one could even say an easier - way to redistribute web space. It often comes bundled in with the cPanel program, so that when you use WHM to distribute web space to different users, all of these users will have their own unique cPanel interface.
As the name suggests, cPanel is a control panel program that allows a user to modify the contents of his or her web space. Through this software, a user can create domains and subdomains, set email addresses, create FTP accounts for other users, and many other functions. The web features that each user has access to would depend on the kind of account that the reseller vendor has assigned to this user. This is where WHM comes in.
Any regular webmaster with cPanel access can become a reseller, as long as he or she has access to the WHM. This is why ordinary end-users - that is, the people who buy space from reseller space vendors - are not able to create their own WHM reseller hosting accounts. The privilege and the responsibility to create end user accounts only falls on the shoulders of the reseller vendor. If you're a first-time reseller vendor, this is one program that would guide you through your first steps into the industry.