When providing hosting services to your own clients, you normally achieved this in one of 2 ways, either by signing up for a Reseller Hosting plan or by purchasing VPS Hosting (Virtual Private Server). There are many things to consider for both these options, and what is good for one person may be a stumbling block for others. It’s all about what you need as an individual or organisation.
The main advantages of Reseller Hosting is that you are using an established service and network and all the configuration is in place and the service is tried and tested. Resellers hosting often has generous allowances and is often the very first step to running your own hosting business. The downside of Reseller Hosting is that you are sharing the service alongside other reseller hosting clients and the servers are setup to best fit the requirements for most users, which although it not a limitation of the service, it can limit the growth of your business and website. Reseller hosting is fantastic if you host multiple websites which are not business critical. If your site is business critical, it is better to step up a level to a VPS.
VPS Hosting effectively gives you your own server to do with as you wish. You can reboot on demand if needed, install your own components and configure every service to your own specification. You are completely isolated, giving you 100% of the resources available. VPS solutions are normally unmanaged, which means you will need some technical knowledge to get up and running. However, most VPS come with an optional control panel system which take much of the work out of setting up your server, although support teams are able and can offer advice and guidance when needed.