Various questions on host resell

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Hello everyone,
for quite some time I've been considering reselling webhost as a start and I'm thinking about using GoDaddy's resell program (unless someone can convince me that there's a better option). But I have some concerns:

If I'm to start resell and someday move on to VPS or my own machines, how hard would it be if I didn't have a nameserver of my own? I have some experiences with nameservers, having managed my own for my website for some time.
How hard is it to transfer a single user from the resell server to my own?
For those who started their own webservers (resell or not): how long did it take to get your first ever customer? Do you consider you made a mistake when starting your company? What was that mistake? What would you do differently? What do you consider was the absolute necessary thing when starting it? Do you have any tips for beginners? How were your expenses with (online) advertising?
 
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GoDaddy might be very popular, but are far from being the best place to buy web hosting of any kind. What kind of service do you want to resell - shared hosting or anything else. I would suggest you to:

1. Reach agreement with any provider to use their infrastructure on demand and to resell their services as White Label solution (using your own brand).
2. Use any one page template and start offering 1 or 2 web hosting services.
3. Do some marketing and sales. When it comes to sales - approach any local businesses in the first place.

I hope that those 3 steps would help.
 

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My thoughts on going with GoDaddy is because most reselling plans I've found limit storage and bandwidth, which can make it hard for me to offer something competitive. Am I wrong?
After some research I quit doing it with GoDaddy. But still offering limited space and bandwidth doesn't seem to be competitive at all. Am I wrong about this?
 
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Hello everyone,
for quite some time I've been considering reselling webhost as a start and I'm thinking about using GoDaddy's resell program (unless someone can convince me that there's a better option). But I have some concerns:

If I'm to start resell and someday move on to VPS or my own machines, how hard would it be if I didn't have a nameserver of my own? I have some experiences with nameservers, having managed my own for my website for some time.
How hard is it to transfer a single user from the resell server to my own?
For those who started their own webservers (resell or not): how long did it take to get your first ever customer? Do you consider you made a mistake when starting your company? What was that mistake? What would you do differently? What do you consider was the absolute necessary thing when starting it? Do you have any tips for beginners? How were your expenses with (online) advertising?
I think that you have implied in your question that you will only use so-called "vanity nameservers," i.e. nameservers that do not use a domain name that identifies the network or hosting provider that they belong to. I personally do not find this to be a useful habit, but, I have learned over the years that many business people have their "voodoo" marketing and superstitious habits. I can certainly accommodate anyone that needs to have a private nameserver and provide a free consultation about doing that for them.

If I misunderstood you and you do not need a private nameserver, Amazon AWS Route 53 would be my choice for hosting DNS for a variety of reasons.
If you need private nameservers strictly for the vanity purpose and do not wish to use any helpers or consultants, there is also dnsmadeeasy.com.

You also asked about cloud migrations, i.e. migrating from one hosting service to another. Every case is individual and needs personal attention, and yes that goes for WordPress too.
 

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better you should raise one question per post . there is plenty of question at once and its difficult to understand what exactly you are looking for an answers ? when you buy white label dns reseller program then it would be easier for you to configure your own nameservers. other things depends upon your goal.
 
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