Apache Log Files Explained Published: Feb 24, 2004
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A reseller is a middle-man who sells web space on somebody else's server. Reselling schemes vary widely.

A reseller is a middle-man who sells web space on somebody else's server. Reselling schemes vary widely. They fall into the following categories:

(a) The reseller acts as an agent for the web hosting company. The service is advertised by the reseller as being with the actual web hosting company. People buy direct from the web hosting company but the reseller gets a cut if customers mention the reseller's name.

(b) The reseller acts as a marketer for the web hosting company. The service is advertised by the reseller as being with the actual web hosting company. People buy the service from the reseller but all further contact they have is direct wih the web hosting company.

(c) The reseller appears to be a web hosting company in his own right, handling sales and support but 'rebadges' somebody else's service. A customer buys web space from the reseller who buys web space (at a lower price) from the actual web hosting company. Customers contact the reseller for support.

A variant on this scheme is that customers are invoiced by the web hosting company in the reseller's name and the reseller gets a cut. Support will usually be via the reseller in order to keep up the pretence that the reseller is a web hosting company in his own right.

(d) The reseller purchases a large chunk of web space and bandwidth from the web hosting company and can then carve that into individual chunks of space/bandwidth for sale to customers. Customers contact the reseller for support.

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Comments (7)

  • Gravatar - Manish
    Manish 09:34, May 28, 2005
    Hi,<br />
    i m fasing some problem in my apache server..there is some unwanted access is showing in my access_log file how can i stop that..<br />
    <br />
    Thanx<br />
    <br />
    Manish Popli
  • Gravatar - Jas Singh
    Jas Singh 04:46, August 9, 2005
    Setup Directory directive in the httpd.conf. And restrict access based on IP address, username, etc.
  • Gravatar - rivertroll
    rivertroll 22:02, April 17, 2008
    Better read a tutorial on .htaccess best ip restriction ever :)
  • Gravatar - veremchook
    veremchook 07:28, May 21, 2008
    The article is ok but not putting a date of creation/last modification next to it is simply a crime :)
  • Gravatar - apacheusr
    apacheusr 17:04, February 5, 2009
    Any thoughts on centralized logging for a large apache 2 server farm? Over 20 nodes with several thousand vhosts.
  • Gravatar - Walter
    Walter 23:37, March 2, 2010
    <br />
    I'm trying to get it so my site www.americalaidoff.com doesn't reveal referer.<br />
    <br />
    Is that possible?
  • Gravatar - Jimmy
    Jimmy 22:07, April 2, 2011
    Hello Mr. Expert,

    When are going to write up a follow up article on this post... is it going to be anytime soon? :)


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