Running Reseller Hosting?

vinaya

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I am thinking to start my own reseller hosting business. Currently, I am building funds and technical knowhow to start reseller hosting. I want to ask couple of questions to those who have a a good experience on hosting business.
let's imagine, I bought reseller hosting with 25 hosting accounts from a certain hosting company. What do I do now? Yes, of course I should promote and try to attract customers, however, before I can beibg promotion or selling,how to I set up the business. I need a website for my reseller hosting, what else.
 

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A (good) business plan. Definitely that's the place to start.
Only then you should go to the market.
 

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Once you have your reseller account or virtual server and a billing platform you are ready to go. End user support is important if you do not have a technical background allowing you to focus to marketing your business.

I would suggest you use WHMCS for billing and client management which will also function as your web site, you can can some nice themes for it but the default built in options still look decent. Some reseller providers would be happy to set everything up for you which is quick and easy even if you do it yourself.
 

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I'd go look for a premium WordPress theme for the main page. Note, it might cost a little, but it's well worth the cost once those clients start coming in. I say this fact mainly because web hosting is an incredibly competitive business with massively cynical buyers. Anyway, might not want to stop there.

For instance, it might be a good idea to have a plan for either adding a lot of blog posts on your blog and/or make a lot of forum posts on a connected forum. Note, as with blog software (WordPress is an example.), there are a lot of free forum software packages and also premium ones.
 
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You will need the following:

Good branding and a website listing all of your packages
A billing system which allows the customers to purchase these packages (Such as WHMCS or Blesta)
A payment processor for taking the payments
Plenty of free time to support any customer issues via email etc
 

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When you purchase Reseller hosting accounts say 25 as in your example. Next move after this is to find customer for those accounts. You can either price the accounts in such way that your monthly cost for paying the reseller account is justifiable. Or you can price it low so as to retain more clients on your servers. In either case you should not be doing business in loss. So try to stuff in more accounts at low cost. Or if you wish to serve premium clients then offer some good features for some medium level cost.
 
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Do your research

Find a good reliable reseller hosting service. As your putting your name against this and once its tarnished it will be hard for you to recover as your so new.

People want a good service at a good price. Don't try and undercut the big companies. Stick to a fair price and offer a good service. People are prepaird to pay that little extra for something that works. Start off small and build your brand on line

Get your self a decent billing system such as WHMCS decide your payment options and try and put in some good support times. People like to know they can reach out to support when ever they need it If ou have the budget try and get some 4 7 out sourced support but you need customers first

You need a business plan. Fail to prepare, prepare to fail

Good luck
 
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Running a reseller hosting is the best way to start, it's not hard, not an expensive investment, once you learn stuff and have a bigger budget, you can move on to bigger things !

Good luck and always be positive ! Alternatively , you can look at Blesta, as WHMCS is pretty expensive in comparison !
 

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Firstly, create your own namerservers that is child nameservers so customer will not come to know that you are the reseller. He will think that you have your own server.
You can create the attractive plans that is on the start, you can give the packages with the high disk usage and resources in low cost.

Once you will acquire the customers, you can update the packages as per customer's need.
 
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