Well this is my first tutorial so please bare with me here...
If you are new at this then you would definetly need a reseller from a reputable company, i have used and been satisfied with Cpanel/WHM so ill be explaining that.
First go to your domain and go to the NAMESERVERS REGISTRATION form/panel and get ready to begin == Now tell your Reseller provider to setup your nameserver ips for your reseller ** Remember UNIQUE nameservers are very very profitable ** Get the IPs for the two nameservers and register them.
( If you have your own server then you would know how to do this )
I have a domain: domain.com
Then i go to my WHM Root Panel and add those ns and assigned them IPs, THEN i ADD an 'A' Entry for the assigned ip, now the ns is available for registration and it can be added via the DOMAIN PANEL at your Domain Registrar.
Now do remember you will need a dedicated ip to put all the shared customers on, its better because by doing this no one can look up sites on your server (on main server ip).
Now setup a subdomain for your billing software, as subdomains are much easier to access and give a little bit of that pro look.
And now for the billing software, DO NOT BUY any software at your first try, go for a TRIAL for 30 days and if not satisfied just get anything else , i learned that the hard way...buying a billing system on your first run si not a good choice no matter how much research you do working with the software is totally different.
Ive used ModernBill 30 day FREE Trial and have been learning it alot, and after you have the billing software ready you can work on the template.
Now the reason i save the template for the main site for last is because im not sure what the billing page will be like and now that i know i have a clear vision of what i want..
** Some pointers if you are getting a reseller from a company**
- Always get a reseller WITH FANTASTICO + RVSKins
- Always get unique nameservers
- Only on Dual or Quad processor servers
- Check for server load
- Look them up for any bad records
- Look for blacklisted servers
- ALWAYS DOUBLE CHECK
- Check their TOS for restrictions on content
- Also check TOS for server RESOURCE USAGE
- Go with established companies only
- BUT new comers have empty servers so keep an open mind .
Hope that helped.