If you are looking to sell hosting packages but do not want the overhead of servers and facilities this is the way to go. There are a ton of companies that have started because of Reseller hosting. The reseller purchases the amount of hard drive space and bandwidth that they want and sell as a third party of the hosting company. Most hosting companies offer reseller accounts. Most reseller companies are web designers, web developers, or system integrators who offer web hosting as a service. Most of these resellers are just entrepreneurs that do not have the money to handle the overhead of starting a company. Reseller hosting does not require a ton of knowledge in the technical aspect of hosting because the server provider takes care of most of the technical aspects.
Most reseller accounts only cost a couple dollars a month to purchase. This makes them very profitable because most reseller account you can make your own prices. Resellers are able to set up control panels to make the hosting easier on customers. Below is a list of some of the well known control panels.