Originally Posted by b2netsolutions
Is it good when a reseller host allows overselling on their service?
A lot of hosts that enable overselling at reseller level limit the number of domains which a reseller can host under one account.So this is better to avoid companies which offer overselling and want to attract attention by unlimited domains in their hosting packages.
If every reseller starts overselling without control, it can perform the server load and even downtime. As the reseller accounts are growing day by day, they will try to upgrade their plans in future and that is when things can get really tricky for the reseller hosting provider.
Having a reseller account, you get disk space and bandwidth at a particular price and resell these resources at a higher price. The customers can easily find out your real provider’s name and they can directly go to this company, which will not be a good thing for you.
Various methods exist for a reseller host to protect its resellers' anonymity. Private nameservers for example provide the highest level of anonymity and also project an image of professionalism.
The main advantage of a reseller package is that reseller plans are managed by the web host who provides the service to you and you do not have to worry about performing any server upgrades, server administration or security.
But sometimes it can become a disadvantage as you don’t fully control the server. A web hosting who does not keep security up-to-date, or oversells space on the server means that your reseller accounts are affected.
Moreover, in case of the server failures, your clients’ accounts are badly influenced by the downtime and you can’t do anything about it as you don’t have control over your server. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but before making an order for a reseller plan, make sure your hosting provider is reliable.