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What Separates Our Reseller Accounts From the Competition

When it comes to feature-packed reseller accounts, we’re the new sheriff in town. We’re the absolute best at what we do, and we’re going to compare ourselves side-by-side with our competitors. See how we stack up!

HostMyBytes InnoHosting EZPZHosting SkyNetHosting
Disk Space  100 GB  20 GB  100 GB  100 GB
Bandwidth  Unlimited  350 GB  1200 GB  5000 GB
Master Reseller (yes/no) Yes No Yes Yes
End User Support Yes Yes Yes Yes
End User Support –
Avg Reply Time
19 minutes 1 hour About 24 hours 1 hour
Free Knowledgebase Articles 150 Free Articles 100 Free Articles 113 Free Articles None
Free SSL Certificate Yes Yes Yes No
Free WHMCS License Yes Yes Yes Yes
DDoS Protection 100 GBPS None None None
Free Web Host Templates Yes Yes Yes Yes
Price per month $34.95 $42.95 $41.82 $79.95

*Disk space & bandwidth values have been calculated using the largest plan offered by each company
† Source: http://www.ezpzhosting.co.uk/tos.html “End user support requests are dealt with in the order they are received, we make no guarantees for the response time on end user support tickets however we aim to respond within 24 hours.”

Overselling: How it Helps You

What is Overselling?

Overselling lets you allocate more resources (disk space, bandwidth) than what you have. Let’s say that you have our starter reseller account with 10 GB of disk space and 100 GB bandwidth, and you’re selling plans of 1 GB disk space each. Now, we’re going to give you an example based on overselling being turned on and off.

Overselling Off
You’ll be limited to 10 accounts because you can only allocate as much as you have been allocated. Let’s say that you sell each account for $2.50 each. That means that you have the potential to make:
$2.50 x 10 accounts = $25.00/month
– $15.95/month for reseller account
Total profit = $9.05/month

As you can see, you’re really limited by only being able to create 10 accounts. Let’s look at another example

Overselling On
You won’t be limited by the amount you can allocate. Instead, you’re limited by actual usage. In other words, you can continue to make accounts until you hit 10 GB of actual disk usage (actual usage, not allocations). Let’s say that you sell each account for $2.50 each. Using data from our business, we’ve found that most accounts use only about 150 MB of disk space (this is an average), if allocated 1 GB. We’ll use this same data for our calculations:

$2.50 x 68 accounts = $170.00/month
-$15.95/month for reseller account
Total profit: $154.05/month

As you can see,, the profit in a fully used reseller account with overselling enabled is 17 times greater.

Is Overselling the same as Overloading?

No. Using more disk space or bandwidth does not have a direct correlation to CPU and I/O bottlenecks. We take serious measures to ensure that we do not overload our servers and that the loads are below 0.75 per core. Here’s what we do to stop this:

  • cPanel recently came out with sister software called CloudLinux. CloudLinux automatically monitors the loads on shared servers and will throttle accounts that go over a certain limit, set by the system administrators. CloudLinux is installed and configured on all of our shared hosting servers.
  • In order to stop spam from being sent, we use our datacenter’s network firewall as well as mail configurations set on our own servers.
  • We have built an internal script that shows the loads on all of our servers. If the loads are in excess of 0.75 per core, an email is automatically dispatched to our internal support team, where corrective action is taken.

Why do most companies turn Overselling off?

If overselling is enabled, then hosting companies will be able to force their resellers to upgrade, even when they don’t need it. Since we have overselling turned on, you don’t need to worry about this, and you can actually use the disk space that you have.

Master Reseller – What is it?

Many hosting companies are now offering a feature known as “Master Reseller”. Master reseller is a fancy term for giving you the reseller the ability to create reseller accounts under your own reseller account. A lot of hosting companies only let you make shared accounts, which limits the products that you can sell.

The Finances of Why Master Reseller is Better

It’s simple. Let’s use our Deluxe account as an example. For $34.95/month, you get 100 GB disk space and 1000 GB bandwidth, with 10 sub-reseller accounts. This means that you could sell only 4 reseller accounts with 20 GB disk space accounts for just $9/month each, and you’d already be profitable.

This is much easier than selling 35 shared accounts for $1/month each because you’re only supporting 4 client accounts, rather than 35 client accounts.

We allow overselling, too, so that means that you can allocate more than what you have been allocated. Instead of being able to create 100 accounts with 1 GB disk space each, you can make as many accounts as you would like, so long as the total usage is not greater than 100 GB.

I Heard Master Resellers Overload the Server

Master reseller accounts do increase the risk of overloading a web server. However, we have taken industry-leading steps to ensure that overloading is not possible. Our experienced system administrators have written guides to ensure that our servers reach peak stability and uptime. Here is what we do to stop overloading:

  • Nearly all the time, overloading is caused by one master reseller account with too many sub-reseller accounts. To stop this issue, we build limits into each of our master reseller accounts. As you upgrade your package, the limits increase for the amount of sub-reseller accounts.
  • cPanel recently came out with sister software called CloudLinux. CloudLinux automatically monitors the loads on shared servers and will throttle accounts that go over a certain limit, set by the system administrators. CloudLinux is installed and configured on all of our shared hosting servers.
  • In order to stop spam from being sent, we use our datacenter’s network firewall as well as mail configurations set on our own servers.
  • We have built an internal script that shows the loads on all of our servers. If the loads are in excess of 0.75 per core, an email is automatically dispatched to our internal support team, where corrective action is taken.

I Heard Master Resellers Are Insecure

On the whole, master reseller accounts are not insecure. There was, however, a piece of software known as Zamfoo that had a huge vulnerability several years ago. We have never used Zamfoo, and we never plan to. We use a different piece of software called WHMPHP which is updated more frequently and is more professional than Zamfoo.