Do web hosting providers need to know web design?

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If you are a web hosting provider, do you need to know web design so you can handle the problems from your clients or you can offer web design services beside your hosting plans?
I knew some hosting providers who have good skills on web design, sysadmin, graphic design. It's required for hosting providers?
 

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It's not "needed" to have skills in web design, but if you haven't them, you will have to hire someone to do it.
The first template I have used was made by a web designer for a good price ($250).

But now I prefer to purchase a bootstrap UI and to create my custom template.
And you can also work with another company which does SEO or web design as parnter and exchange customers
 

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If you are a web hosting provider, do you need to know web design so you can handle the problems from your clients or you can offer web design services beside your hosting plans?
I knew some hosting providers who have good skills on web design, sysadmin, graphic design. It's required for hosting providers?
I think it is not required to have web design skill for hosting providers but it is necessary and more helpful to them if they know about web design.

It's not "needed" to have skills in web design, but if you haven't them, you will have to hire someone to do it.
The first template I have used was made by a web designer for a good price ($250).

But now I prefer to purchase a bootstrap UI and to create my custom template.
And you can also work with another company which does SEO or web design as parnter and exchange customers
I agree with @VirtuBox, not only a hosting provider but also website owners can save cost on hiring a freelance to do their sites.

For example: I could need to spend $1800 for layouts (template) just for the homepage of ForumWeb.Hosting when I was offered by a coder to do with that price. But since I have known about web design, I could handle more things on it and cut costs for hiring web design services.

It has more advantages if we know many fields or having good skills which helping building websites for online business. Web hosting field is just one of aspects of this!
 

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Yes, and I will add, you shoudn't offer to many services. I mean as a web hosting company, you have to know eveything about web hosting, servers, security, network. But I'm not sure I will trust a company which also do SEO, web design, etc ...

For me, you have to specialize to have credibility.
 

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Exactly, a web hosting company should only handle problems about web hosting hence they will move time to specialize in their field and support customers better.
 

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It never hurts to know about web design and anything else related to what people will be using your products for, but issues with your customers code is not your problem as a hosting provider. I get asked various CSS and PHP code questions all the time, just give the customer a point in the right direction.

As a hosting provider you need to know where to "draw the line" in terms of support, you are not the web designer/developer.
 

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Yes, and I will add, you shoudn't offer to many services. I mean as a web hosting company, you have to know eveything about web hosting, servers, security, network. But I'm not sure I will trust a company which also do SEO, web design, etc ...

For me, you have to specialize to have credibility.
I have to re-think when reading this reply. It's very true.

I thought a web hosting provider should know web design but if they don't know about it then its not a problem!

It never hurts to know about web design and anything else related to what people will be using your products for, but issues with your customers code is not your problem as a hosting provider. I get asked various CSS and PHP code questions all the time, just give the customer a point in the right direction.

As a hosting provider you need to know where to "draw the line" in terms of support, you are not the web designer/developer.
Most hosting provider will say like you and I agree with this share!

But some hosting providers that I knew, they are good at web design field. Even they could build a web control panel for their hosting company without using any hosting control panels like cPanel, DA, Plesk..etc.
 

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You must not know about web design. But if you can html, php, java scripts. you can help customers in there problems :smart:
 

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it would most certainly help both in regards to creating your own website and also for some problems your customers may face however it is not required and you can run a successful hosting company without it.

you are not responsible to fix your customer's websites, you only provide support for the hosting services however if you did have the knowledge it would very much be useful to help build a better relationship.

e.g. We have been helping customers with their website issues and received a lot of positive feedback.
 
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