A website is your platform to reach out to the world. The whole world is connected via the internet. The internet does not recognize gender, class or birth divide and hence it can excel where direct interaction fails. The main advantage of a website is that the interaction is one-to-one which means that the viewer feels that the website is designed specifically for his need, if a website is successful in attaining this, then half the wok is already done. But to launch your website and make it available on the internet, the first and foremost thing you need is a web host. Website owners generally perform intensive market study and read surveys and reviews before choosing a web host.
The most recent survey has shown that most domestic or small business websites are turning towards reseller web hosting. This type has become very popular and has give birth to a whole new reseller industry. A primary web host generally handles large websites and corporate clients with millions of views daily, hence this service is provided on a very large scale which makes the primary hosts very alienated from small website clients. This gap is bridged by reseller web hosts. The reseller web hosts have a client base and serves many small websites on its servers. The reseller on the other hand rents servers and web hosting rights form the primary hosts. This facility is advantageous to both the primary hosts and the reseller. In this process, the primary hosts can reach out to clients which would not have been possible otherwise whereas the secondary hosts draw revenue by selling service to the individual clients. Thus this is a win-win situation for both the primary and secondary hosts. The clients are also benefitted as the costs are greatly reduced and apart from regular web hosting, the reseller also provides many value added services which help run the website. For example the reseller will provide tips and reviews on increasing efficiency of your website and will guide you to make it more user friendly. Apart from that the reseller will also register your domain name and save it for future reference, the reseller also promise to back up important data of your website so that there is no data loss during the unlikely event of a server crash where your website ceases to run.
There are also many downsides of reseller web hosting which needs to be taken in account as well. Resellers often tend to cluster more websites than a server can actually handle by assuming that the websites will not perform in peak load simultaneously. But there are times when several websites sharing the same server will operate are peak load leading to a server crash and loss of data and loss to the company whose website is affected. Another important point is that the data backup systems of the reseller are not reliable and the users are advised to create data backups of their own.