Overselling Policy

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What is Overselling enabled Reseller Hosting ?

Overselling enabled is where we take the amount of disk space and bandwidths ACTUAL USE between all your accounts. This is best illustrated by following examples:

Example : Overselling Disabled Reseller Account:
Let say you have a reseller account with 1GB Space and 20GB Transfer. If you decided to offer plans such as 1 GB space and 10GB transfer to your clients, you will only be able to create 2 plans. Even if your clients were not using all of the space or bandwidth that they are allocated, no additional accounts can be created by the reseller account holder as all your disk space and bandwidth has been already allocated to the 2 clients.

Example: Overselling Enabled Reseller Account:
Let say you have a reseller account with 1GB Space and 2GB Transfer. With overselling enabled, you could create as many accounts of any size without any restrictions. The only limit is on the total actual resource usage by your clients. Provided all of your clients accounts do not collectively use more than 1GB space or 20GB of bandwidth, you can continue to add more accounts.

Our clients get everything they pay for and sometimes even more, that is one of the main reasons that we have enabled overselling for our customers so they can actually use all of their allocated Storage and Bandwidth . Unfortunately, with Overselling Disabled Reseller hosting, the client can only use a fraction of what they pay for their provider. With Xtreme Host, your disk space and bandwidth are allocated and reserved exclusively for you. This ensures that as your sites grow you won't ever hit a bottle neck. Guaranteed!

With an Overselling Disabled Reseller Account you can only create VERY LIMITED NUMBER OF CLIENT ACCOUNTS. In other words, even if you are getting loads of disk space and bandwidth, you will only be able to use a fraction of it. Since you are only able use a fraction of the resources that you are getting, your hosting provider makes more profits by selling your unused recourses to other resellers**(see note1). This is best illustrated by following examples:

Suppose You are on our RESELLER-50 Plan with the following reoccurs:

Example 1
  • Price: $12.95
  • Storage: 2000MB
  • Transfer: 30,000MB
  • If Overselling is Enabled

Suppose you are offering a plan with 1000MB Space and 10,000MB Transfer to your clients for $5/month and we assume that the each clients usage is 100MB space**(see note2) and 1000MB bandwidth**(see note2).

  • Number of accounts hosted with your allocated 2000MB Space with Overselling Enabled - 2000MB/100MB = 20 Accounts.
  • Number of accounts hosted with your allocated 30,000MB Bandwidth with Overselling Enabled - 30,000MB/1000MB = 30 Accounts.

As you can see, you can host 20 clients with each having 1000MB Space and 10,000MB Transfer, Plus you have 10,000MB Transfer free on your reseller account.

  • Total Cost: $12.95
  • Total Income: 20X$5 = $100
  • Your Profit: $87.05
Example 2
  • Price: $12.95
  • Storage: 2000MB
  • Transfer: 30,000MB
  • If Overselling is Disabled

Suppose you are offering a plan with 1000MB Space and 10,000MB Transfer for $5/month and we assume that each clients usage is 100MB space**(see note) and 1000MB bandwidth**(see note)

  • Number of accounts hosted with your allocated 2000MB Space with Overselling Disabled - 2000MB/1000MB = 2 Accounts.
  • Number of accounts hosted with your allocated 30GB Bandwidth with Overselling Disabled - 30000MB/10000MB = 3 Accounts.

Since the Overselling is disabled you can ONLY host 2 accounts with each having 1000MB Space and 10,000MB Transfer, and you have 10,000MB Transfer free on your account.

  • Total Cost: $12.95
  • Total Income: 2X$5 = $10
  • Transfer: 30,000MB
  • Your Profit: - $02.95

The two examples show how much money you could be losing if Overselling is disabled on your reseller account.

**Note1: As you can see with the Example2 your actual usage is only 200MB Space and 2GB Transfer, and your hosting provider is left with 1800MB Space and 28000MB Transfer where he will probably be using to host more resellers on the server.

**Note2: By looking at the history of hosting records, the average usage per client (end user) is approximately 100MB space and 1000MB transfer regardless of the plan he is on.