Starting a web hosting company is one of the easiest options, which is kinda viable without really spending a fortune.
Web hosting business doesn’t require any infrastructural investment, and if you decide to take up a reseller hosting package or VPS, you won’t even have to put in a lot of initial investment too.
Below are some basic tips to start a website hosting business.
Time Required: Minimum of 7 Days
Here’s How To Start:
• Buying a Reseller, VPS or Dedicated Hosting Package:
You can take cheap reseller hosting packages to start off your hosting business but I’d advise you to take a decent package so that you don’t need to monitor much the disk space usage, and also bandwidth for few months.
• Branding and Advertising to Grab and Attract Global Customers:
The beauty of a webnhosting business is that your business is not limited to geographical bounds, and you can grab/attract customers from different parts of the world. All that you need to do is to create a good advert in the market, get some good feedback from existing customers in form of testimonials.
Using the power of search engine optimization(seo) or on advertising programs like Google AdWords, you can easily rank well in search engines for keyword phrases related to your niche such as “web hosting”, “small business web hosting”, “best web hosting provider”, and get lot of customers.
Remember, you must create a nice professional-looking website to vow the customers, if you really want to become a good and successful web hosting provider.
• Billing Software, Payment Gateway & Support System:
To manage your customer base, a good billing software is a must have and you can easily integrate online payment gateways seamlessly to be able to accept various form of payments such as PayPal, Credit/Debit Card payment, bank-wire transfer, visa.
The popular billing softwares include Whmautopilot, Clientexec, Accounts lab pro, Modernbill, and the likes of them.
It’s noteworthy that some of the reseller web hosting providers offer free automated billing software as a part of their services.
• Support Software:
Apart from the automated billing software, you’d also require a software system such as Perldesk, Cereberus, Deskpro, or Kayako Esupport to facilitate a 24×7 support ticket system for your customers and clients.
One of the important things to remember is that a web hosting business isn’t a part time affair, and it requires full time attention, as well as lot of patience.
You must always ensure that you don’t lose your rapport in the market by giving poor customer service or disappointing your customers in terms of hosting services.
Far worse, you must never run out of disk space or bandwidth with a cheap reseller account, as it’d definitely hamper your rapport very badly.
What You All Need:
√ Reseller/VPS/Dedicated Hosting
√ A Good Website
√ Automated Billing Software
√ Automated Support Software
√ Payment Gateway & Integration