i like to start my own web hosting business ? but before i go and spend my hard earn cash i thorugh i might aswell ask you experinced lot on here?
I only have few basic questions :
1. Should i buy a reseller account in the UK or USA ?
2. How many sales did you lot get in your first month ?
3. How much money did people start off to get their web hosting business going ?
4.Say if i buy reselling account how would my customer purchase their domains and a search the uk whois database ?
5.Should i go with the following accounts :
* 1GB disk space
* 15GB monthly data transfer
* Host unlimited domains
* Personal nameservers
* Simple to upgrade
* £12.99 / monthly
1GB Web Space per domain
25GB Monthly Transfer per domain
cPanel Control Interface
Unlimited Parked Domains
Unlimited POP Emails
Unlimited Email Forwarding
Unlimited Email Auto Responders
Unlimited Email Aliases
Unlimited FTP Accounts
Unlimited Sub Domains
Unlimited My SQL Databases
24/7 Technical Support
£39.99 PER MONTH (Bit out of my budget )
Could any Suggest any other resellers based in the Uk who are offering a cheap start up reselling account ???
thanks - i know i got long way 2 go .
P.S HOW MANY PEOPLE RUN THEIR BUSINESS FROM HOME ?
I am sorry to say this, but a £40 reseller that is a " bit out of my budget" says to me that this business is not for you.
As a host today, you need to either have 1 a USP that is far greater than other hosts (unlikely), or a lot of start up capital for various things such as advertising, servers, support, website designs etc etc.
Two years ago, £50 a month would see you ok in the hosting sector, however today, unless you are a very very good salesmen or just have the best luck in the world, you might aswell forget it as it is a saturated market now.
This is only my opinion. You might ignore it, and become the next site5. However the odds are stacked against you.
I can resist everything but temptation - Oscar Wilde
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man - Dr. Johnson