Where to start?

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Running a web hosting business. The only thing I can think when I see those words is yikes. In my mind, running a web hosting business has to be one of the hardest things to do. So it begs the question, where do you start?
 

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You have two options here. Find a hosting service that can do the reseller panel options - done for you package. Or second option where you can just buy dedicated server and then build everything yourself from scratch and then setup reseller options for yourself. First option is cheap with it's own limitation. And second option takes time to setup and also may not be cheap. Depending on how you approach reseller service business, I'd say make sure you are focusing on the clients. And then providing good service and after sales support. For starters look at the OVH servers, they have some good price to start with.
 

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Hi Lea

Web hosting is one of easiest business to start you just need to fine a host that will look after all the technical stuff for you, so you can focus on getting customers.

A reseller account would be best and you will need an automation and billing platform like WHMCS. but you don't need this to get started.

OVH as stated above is a bad idea for anyone those knows nothing about running a hosting business, you will have 0 support from them. Thats's why they are so cheap.
 
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Web hosting business is very saturated and starting from the scratch will only frustrate you if you don't have the patience. I will advise that you start with reseller hosting, that way half the work is done for you. You can then slowly start to build your own empire
 

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I agree with you, start a reseller web hosting is a great choice if you don't have more experience in web hosting filed, you don't need to invest more but get more revenue if you have already got more web clients there. I also agree that web hosting business is saturated but it is very a hot niche because new websites are being opened daily on the world and they need web hosting plans for them, that is why more new web hosting companies appeared.
 
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My suggestion take a reseller hosting plan from any good hosting company and start your company .
One think First learn about hosting business from Google or some any others and take some knowledges how to manage it. And Give good support to your clients ... But it need more time to be success.
 
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What should have come to mind is "RUNNNNN...." LOL :smart:. To be honest the idea that web hosting space is saturated is general a misconception as it growing. The problem is that it's so easy to get started in this business and you will have many fly by night companies to compete with. Usually you able to wait them out but by then a next one appears. It not easy to run a business overall but you will need to manage your resource and time well . I find that you can diversify your business to succeed. We use our unused spaces and server for File hosting, game hosting and even rendering services. So I recommend not to focus to0 much on shared hosting but the overall web space.
 

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I totally agree with you. But where do beginners start to make a web hosting business? And how do beginners start? Some technical terms or process is much welcome.
 

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For beginners, what really is a web hosting business? Where to start? How to manage? Who are the target customer?
 

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A: Domain Name with webhosting in it
B: WHMCS billing program
C: Intereated website at zomex
D: Reseller account (50 bucks)
E: Paypal

Use that list and your in business place adds, go to businesses ask if you can design a website for them, so on
 

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Before starting, study what are the basic of web hosting service and why it's needed. Once you will get familiar with it make sure which type of operating system you would like to select for the hosting your service.

Once you will get sure about the OS then study the server setup on the same server. Server setup is done then study the server security. Firewall setup.

Once you will done with it then study the billing system, make sure which you'd like to use for your service. Make good website and start promoting your website. You will need to study the payments gateways too.
 
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