How to Start a Web Hosting Business With Reseller Hosting
Reseller hosting or the sale of hosting services can be an excellent web business. Providing hosting services enables you to setup and run websites, emails and domains not just for others but also for your own needs. In order to have success in a web hosting business, no matter if you choose to provide Linux reseller hosting or Windows reseller hosting, keep on reading to learn useful tips to be successful.
1) Learn about the basics of web hosting
If you don’t know details about Linux reseller hosting or Windows reseller hosting, running emails and domain registration, take some time to explore and learn all about the full volume of the work you will perform.
2) Start-up funds
Reseller hosting requires hard work, efforts and certain start-up capital. You will need a top notch computer to run your business; a very fast internet connection; a telephone line strictly for business (and if possible a separate line for a fax machine); a registered company; a business bank account; software for credit card payments; and, if possible, an office.
3) Choice of hosting service for reselling
Reseller Web Hosting – You rent a web hosting package on a shared hosting. Through a reseller user interface, you divide resources from your package onto your own hosting packages and sell to your users.
VPS Hosting – If you are not a beginner in the hosting business and your company is growing and spreading, VPS hosting is an excellent transition from shared reseller web hosting and dedicated reseller hosting.
Dedicated Server – It enables you to completely use the resources of one physical server and is the most expensive option if you are just beginning your reseller hosting business. However, this is the best option if you already have a certain number of users.
Server Collocation – If you own your server and know all about running and maintaining a server, you can rent a commercial data center rack for setting up your own server. This is definitely financially a better option from building your own infrastructure. Your server will be safe and you will have more bandwidth, protection from fire and burglary and redundant power, and climate control.