Resellers of web hosting companies are
web hosting businesses
which resell a larger hosting company’s services. There are both good and
bad sides to taking up their services. You are more likely to get a real
person to deal with your hosting needs instead of interacting with the
hosting company when you go for resellers.
You could request for services from the reselling company instead of the real
web hosting company. Resellers would not like to tell you who they are buying their
services from. However there are tools that can provide you with this
information with out much fuss.
Downside of going with resellers.
On the down side, if a reseller
fails to make their payments to the true host, regardless of whether or not you
have made your payment to the reseller, you risk your site being shut down
by the true host. Due to the fact that resellers do not have to invest the
same amount as a true web host would into their business, a reseller can go out
of business much faster and easier than a true web host can.
Because of the way many web hosts
allow their resellers to 'set up shop' it can be simple for a reseller to
use a false name, have no business license, collect funds from those that
purchase their services, and then simply disappear, leaving you out in the
Advantages of reseller web hosting.
Resellers may be even able to design your site
for you. Some of the Internets largest hosting providers are said to be
resellers. However the fact that a particular web host is a reseller is
mostly hidden from their customers.
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