Shared Hosting vs Reseller Hosting

The Shared Web Hosting plans are for a single owner; we provide one control panel for all of your domains. We do not support reselling on the Shared plans.

The Reseller Hosting plans are intended for an owner who wants to sell hosting. You get to have an unlimited number of control panels, one for each domain. You will get access to WHM and control over DNS zones and more.

In the post I will outline the difference between shared hosting and reseller hosting.

Lets dive into it!

Shared Hosting:

Shared hosting accounts typically consist of a single username in order to access the hosting account & data. You may/may not be able to add multiple websites/domains onto a shared hosting account depending on the plan that you choose however, you would only have one login for accessing this hosting account.

Additional websites/domains would be added as addon domains, sub-domains or parked domains on the same shared hosting account.


Shared hosting plans are typically a good choice for those with single websites, business websites or those who just have a few websites that does not require more resources to handle high traffic.

When adding multiple websites onto a shared hosting account, it’s important to note that a shared hosting account is assigned a specific amount of resources – CPU, Memory, Processes etc. This means each additional website will share those resources with the other websites/domains you have on this single account.

There are two large downsides to having multiple websites under the same hosting account as addon domains, parked domains or sub-domains:

With performance, each website located on the same “single” hosting account is forced to shared the resources available with each of your addon domains. This means that if you have 10 websites (and your hosting account has for example 5GB of memory), each website can potentially fight each other for their share of memory.

When it comes to security, in the event one of the addon domains, parked or sub-domains becomes compromised, it can potentially put the entire shared hosting account at risk since everything is running as the same user account.

When there are multiple websites being used, we generally recommend reseller web hosting. Find more about it below.

Reseller Hosting

Reseller Hosting:

Reseller hosting allows the account holder to utilize a control panel called “Web Host Manager” or “WHM” for short, to control multiple individual cPanel hosting accounts. These are great solutions for those with multiple websites, website designers/developers, Agencies or those who wish to resell web hosting.

When creating multiple individual cPanel accounts you’re effectively removing some of the performance & security concerns listed above by separating your websites onto their own cPanel accounts. This means each account will have its own set of resources assigned to it as well as its own username/password & system user account.

A few added benefits to having reseller web hosting is you have the following abilities:

  • Further DNS Zone modification
  • Able to use private/branded nameservers
  • Cost-Effective
  • Advantages of Reseller Hosting
  • Helps Generate Income
  • No Server Maintenance

I hope the above has clarified between Reseller and Shared Hosting.