What is a Reseller?

A Reseller is a “super-user” who can create a number of users.

A Reseller when logging in as himself, can login as any of their users, without the use of further passwords, to provide administration, configuration and assistance.

The reseller can allocate more resources than they actually purchased, however, a Reseller (and their users) cannot consume more resources, than the reseller actually purchased, as the system will suspend the Reseller (and their users) when the resources have been reached. A reseller must upgrade before they reach the limit to avoid this from happening.

  • Designers who offer hosting as part of their service.
  • SEO
  • Small hosts who do not what the expense of running their own servers.

 

Those users can be allocated resources and permissions, such as:

Resources

  • Bandwidth
  • Disk Space
  • Inodes
  • Domains
  • Sub-Domains
  • Email Accounts
  • Email Forwarders
  • Mailing Lists
  • Auto-Responders
  • MySQL Databases
  • Domain Pointers
  • FTP Accounts

Permissions

  • Anonymous FTP accounts
  • CGI Access (Perl)
  • PHP Access
  • SpamAssassin
  • Catch-All Email (ability to forward unused mailboxes for a domain to a single account)
  • SSL Access
  • SSH Access
  • Cronjobs
  • DNS Control (Should users be able to edit DNS directly, or have the system do it automatically)
  • Suspend-At-Limit (Should the control panel suspend your users when they exceed the resource limits?

Resource Limits and Permission are allocated to a “Package”, a user is then allocated a package, this makes it easier to change users en-masse. However once created a user can be customised to have limits specific to them. You must create a single package before the system will allow you to create a user.