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  1. #1
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    Steps..

    Hi,

    What are the things needed to start a host ?

    I know some of them are :

    1. Getting a domain
    2. Registering company
    3. Get billing software
    4. Get support s/w
    5. Hire staff
    6. Get domain reseller program
    7. Decdicated server reselling
    8. Decide on pricing and plans
    9. Make TOS etc

    I know that there's a lot more to do but I dont remember everything..

    Also, is that whmreseller program still there ?

    Thanks

  2. #2
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    If you offer phone support, you may want a toll free number + pbx... Maybe invest in a Blackberry or the like.

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    Seven of those items can be aquired in one step by choosing the right reseller plan.

  4. #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Napa
    Hi,

    What are the things needed to start a host ?

    I know some of them are :

    1. Getting a domain
    2. Registering company
    3. Get billing software
    4. Get support s/w
    5. Hire staff
    6. Get domain reseller program
    7. Decdicated server reselling
    8. Decide on pricing and plans
    9. Make TOS etc

    I know that there's a lot more to do but I dont remember everything..

    Also, is that whmreseller program still there ?

    Thanks
    Please please chose a niche to focus on instead of general hosting , I don't care if you have a general hosting page too but at least focus on something that makes it easier and cheaper to get customers and run your business and makes you unique. Its so much easier to advertise and convert people cheaper if you do it!! Should be the first question you answer in your business plan!! We have several articles on it if you haven't heard of niche before.
    Like passive recurring revenue you can retire on?
    You focus on building your brand, we handle all support, billing, and more.
    Pressed.net - Start your own Managed WordPress Hosting Company

  5. #5
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    Setting target markets and planning advertising also needs to be planned.

  6. #6
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    Ok. Thanks everyone .

    Any more suggestions ?

    Also, how do you sell dedicated servers ? Do you hire a rack or just hire a server and sell at a higher price ?

  7. #7
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    Response

    Yes WHMreseller program is still available - its even been updated and improved.
    Deasoft.com Australia & USA Hosting - cPanel, WHM, VPS
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    serfing here and there on the internet i'm asking myself a question: are there any other spheres that are as widely spread and overwhelmed as hosting...? millions of internet users are ready to create hosting business, thinking, that this is really great thing to start making money, some of them have only a WISH. But no one before making a business plan think about the IDEA, MARKET TARGETS and DONATIONS. Who are really gonna use your hosting, if there are tons of companies that offer the same or better? Is it really necessary to spent for advertising and seo, if you will get back your money in a year or more? What about timeframes of your business? Do you really know approximate period of expected increase of incomes? blah blah blah....
    just answer the question and you'll find alot of other things, that you didn't mention: WHY DO YOU WANT TO START HOSTING BUSINESS? (this is not about experience of server setups or apache configuration)

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