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Reseller Web Hosting Can Be A Challenge

Reseller Web Hosting Can Be a Challenge                                  by Annika Quaid

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So you are ready to make it big by starting your own web hosting company. Fantastic! But have you looked at all the road blocks and done your due diligence before diving in head first with a reseller web hosting account? Knowing what you face before starting from scratch just may save you sleepless nights.

I can really feel with the general public today who have that great American spirit and want to be successful by starting their own business. It is the land of opportunity, right? Starting a web hosting company can't be that tough, can it?

Most people see reseller plans being offered everywhere with the guarantee of being successful in the online world and how easy it is. What they don't realize is there is more to building a hosting company from scratch then just buying a reseller plan. Here are some things to think about first.

PICKING A COMPANY NAME AND DOMAIN

Do you have your company name and domain already picked out? Having a catchy name that is easy to remember and is also search engine optimized is a good place to start. With so much competition on the market today, you will have to try a few different searches to finally locate that right name.

HOSTING PLATFORM?

What hosting platform do you plan on using? There are many options including reseller
accounts, VPS accounts and dedicated plans. Deciding which one to use will usually be your
next step. Unless you have a hoard of clients already, starting with a reseller option should
be your first choice. It will be the most cost effective to start out with.

DO YOU HAVE A DOMAIN RESELLER PROVIDER IN PLACE?

Do you have a domain reseller provider? When your potential customers find you, they will 
probably want the option of registering a domain through your site to go along with their
hosting plan. There are options out there that allows you to sell domains by yourself and that
can merge with your current hosting plans.

WHAT ABOUT BILLING AND CLIENT MANAGEMENT?

4- Do you have some type of billing and client management in place? You need to have this automated
so it can process orders, do the billing for you, take care of the registering of domains and transfers
and other issues related to managing your clients. Again, there are several services out there to do
this for you.

TECHNICAL SAVVY? CAN YOU CONFIGURE A SERVER?

5- Do you have any technical experience with server configuration? What are you going to do when you 
encounter a basic problem with your server? Do you have any server administration experience?

As you can see, there is more to this game then just buying a reseller plan. There are many books out there that can guide you in your initial steps for setting up your own web hosting company. I would strongly suggest you become knowledgeable by reading some of these books before taking the plunge. This is a business and like all businesses, you will need to be dedicated to make sure you are one of the 
success stories.

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