Originally Posted by Grabahost
Reselling web hosting service can be profitable provided that you know what you are doing. Starting your own web hosting business could cost you arms and legs, and for many people it is not an option.
if you have your own VPS or dedicated server then you are not technically reselling anyone elses services.
a good master reseller account will cost on average $20 a month, then you need a management suite like Clientexec/WHMCS which is $15/$20 a month
but you have no server control on what security etc. is on the server or on how many other accounts the host has on the server and if only one of these account abuses the server then the whole server can be taken down.
A reasonable managed VPS with cpanel will cost an average $35 a month, Clientexec/WHMCS $15/$20 a month WHMReseller etc. $50 a year, auto installer $12 a year, firewall FREE.
you have full control and can sell std cpanel hosting, reseller/master reseller plans.
if you have reasonably priced plans then you should cover these costs without any problem.