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Difference Between Shared, Reseller & Master Reseller Hosting

So your looking to start your website but aren’t sure what plan you want to go for, in this article we are going to explain some of the differences between the different plan types.

First it’s good to know all plans come with a generic set of features as all of the plans use the popular cPanel control panel to manage your website, with all plans we offer free ssl certificates, ssd storage, jetbackup, instant script installer, free website builder and so much more.

Shared Hosting

Shared hosting is normally used to host one website on, you get given all of the features mentioned above and more and you are given the popular cPanel to manage everything from. You can add more than one domain and website to your shared hosting plan depending on the package you go for but it isn’t recommended due to security risks.

Reseller Hosting

Reseller hosting is still run on a shared hosting environment but it allows you to start selling your own cPanel accounts so you can start making money from your account. Reseller plans come with all of the same great features so you and your customers benefit from the features.

To manage your clients, packages and settings you get a whole new panel called WHM, this is also provided by cPanel so remains easy to use and very powerful. From this area you can manage every aspect of your reseller account.

The limitations of a reseller account depends on the package you choose. A reseller account can also be used by freelancers, website designers ect to easily manage their own clients and keep everything hosted under one account.

Master Reseller Hosting

Master reseller hosting is similar to reseller hosting but if you have a master reseller account you can also sell reseller accounts to your customers, so you would be able to sell shared hosting and reseller hosting.

You and your customers will benefit from all of the fantastic features on the server but you will also have access to another application to manage your master reseller settings.

Master reseller accounts are good to have if you plan to start a website hosting business or if you have a specialised freelance business with the need for these features.

We hope this article has helped you understand the difference between shared, reseller and master reseller accounts, this is just a basic understanding of the differences but tells you the main information.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.