When it comes to virtual servers, the only trend that the market is currently seeing is upward. With over half of server use predicted to be virtual in the next year and with hardware providers manufacturing more and more virtual storage systems as opposed to their physical counterparts, the world of servers has changed significantly in the last few years.
One option that has arisen for businesses looking for a way into the VPS market comes in the form of virtual server reselling. Done properly, this type of reselling can be extremely lucrative but it will require both the right server provider and a business with a mind for the world of virtual server use.
There are a number of ways that VPS hosting can be translated into the reseller space, starting with the typical agent model. In this model, a hosting company will purchase a large virtual server or servers and a reseller will act as an agent of the company, one that will promote their services to the Web at large. Based on the number of customers that are obtained, the reseller will make a certain commission value.
Resellers may also choose to purchase a portion of the VPS hosting space from the host provider at a low cost and then sell it to small and medium-sized businesses that are looking for new hosting options. In this case, all advertising of the virtual server options and programs would rest with the reseller rather than the original host, but with the chance to make a larger profit as most of the subscription price itself would go back to the reseller. As the virtual world increases in popularity, VPS reselling is becoming a viable way for companies to do business.