Shared Vs Reseller Hosting

Other than having a domain name, you will also need a hosting account to store your files in order to get your website up. There are basically 2 main types of hosting account: shared hosting and reseller hosting.

In shared hosting, multiple accounts (or domains) are hosted on a single server so you will end up with each account (domain) sharing server spaces. The pros of getting a shared hosting is mainly because of its low cost. The main disadvantages of a shared hosting is the limitations of resources and a low security level.

A reseller hosting, on the other hand, is where you purchase a large web hosting plan /dedicated server and then breaking it up into smaller parts and sell it to your customers. In using a reseller hosting yourself, each of your account/domain has their own control panel (cpanel), user logins and passwords and they do not share the resources. As you can see now, a reseller hosting is therefore seemingly better. However it is much more expensive than a shared hosting. Thus, in order to know which type of hosting is suitable for yourself, you need to ask yourself what are your needs and purpose when considering a web hosting plan.


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