Hey guys, I'm debating on using automated signup for my hosting business or doing each sign up manually, I'm going more towards the manual sign up though, what do you guys think would be better, and what do most companies do? Thanks
Automated account creation isn't 100% necessary, though I'd recommend it.
I'm sure there's plenty of hosting companies that do setup on a 48 or 72hr timeline. Once a person/company has made a decision to use your services, I find that they don't mind waiting a while for the service activation and rarely jump-ship to go to another provider.
Of course that doesn't apply to those looking for a quick fix. As long as you're upfront about the wait times, people will know what to expect.