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Old 06-07-2009, 09:15 AM
Mareshal Mareshal is offline
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How to expand my hosting?


I am quite new in webhosting area, but experienced in computer use(I am student at a Technical University, programming profile).
I want to buy a reseller account, from a company which has servers in Netherlands, to allow almost everything on my hosting. Then if I get customers, I will expand to dedicated servers. But the problem is: how to expand?

I tried to read on wht, but no one says exactly what you have to do. How do I get customers? this is the main problem.

thanks in advance

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Old 06-07-2009, 09:30 AM
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Start from your families and friends then neighbors, etc... engage in the internet always, etc...

It is all about style...

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Old 06-07-2009, 09:34 AM
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My families, doesn't really need webhosting, and friends...no too

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Old 06-07-2009, 10:45 AM
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LOCAL, Start by selling to local companies, new businesses

THen work from there

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Old 06-07-2009, 10:49 AM
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Word of mouth is the number one way to grow your hosting company. Being Recommended by customers that have had a good experiance from your company.

Running a webhosting business isnt a overnight thing, It takes time , alot of hard work and sleepless nights .

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Old 06-07-2009, 10:54 AM
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And another thing. I don't want to work with paypal. I simply don't trust them, don't know why. I want to use AlertPay,LibertyReserve and some other. This is why I am looking for a reseller where I can pay with one of these, but I can't find. I found something, but is not a host which I can trust.

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Old 06-07-2009, 11:01 AM
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If you are a programmer then I would seek out those types of jobs... offer to provide hosting services for those projects. And as freedomhost said.... word of mouth is #1

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Old 06-07-2009, 11:05 AM
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Thank you for idea @thisisaustin . I am currently working on a script for a targeted industry, and I can say that our hosting is optimized for that script.

and another thing, maybe a good idea, maybe a bad one. I have found about 4-5 webhosting companies from where I can buy reseller accounts. I want to buy from each of them the cheapest shared account, and for 1 month to monitor each of them and compare final results. what do you say?

edit 1: can I list here those companies and ask you for an opinion?

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Old 06-07-2009, 11:12 AM
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and another thing, maybe a good idea, maybe a bad one. I have found about 4-5 webhosting companies from where I can buy reseller accounts. I want to buy from each of them the cheapest shared account, and for 1 month to monitor each of them and compare final results. what do you say?

edit 1: can I list here those companies and ask you for an opinion?
I think that would be a good idea to test how reliable they are, however some hosting company don't put shared & reseller accounts on the same server. But at least you can find out about the quality of the sales & support team.

I am sure you can list them here and WHTers would be able to give opinions based on their experiences.

Good luck with your search.

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Old 06-07-2009, 11:23 AM
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If I can list here they are:
- santrex . net -> they allow everything, but prices are too low, weird
- warez-host . com -> very fast support but same cheap prices for reseller(10$/month 400GB band and 15GB webspace)
- ******* . com -> don't know what to say
- webthosting . com -> I like them most, 20$ 60GB and 600GB band

If if you check them all, they all have servers in netherlands.

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Old 06-07-2009, 11:25 AM
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Your not going to "get rich quick" in this business. There are so many hosts, you have to get your name out. I would recommend hiring someone to revise/edit your website and then advertising on WHT. You spend money to get money.

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Old 06-07-2009, 11:31 AM
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Your not going to "get rich quick" in this business...You spend money to get money.
I know these rules.

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Old 06-07-2009, 03:49 PM
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I am quite new in webhosting area, but experienced in computer use(I am student at a Technical University, programming profile).
I want to buy a reseller account, from a company which has servers in Netherlands, to allow almost everything on my hosting. Then if I get customers, I will expand to dedicated servers. But the problem is: how to expand?

I tried to read on wht, but no one says exactly what you have to do. How do I get customers? this is the main problem.

thanks in advance
Like everything else - trial and error and providing good quality service at reasonable prices.

I would start local and figure out what you want to do exactly.

likely you aren't going to find a "step-by-step guide to make millions in reselling" primer on this website. haha.


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Old 06-07-2009, 04:05 PM
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I don't want to make millions from reselling. I am trying only to earn a monthly income for me and my family. If I wanted to make millions, I wouldn't start with reselling.

Can you plese not refer to my list of hosts?

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Old 06-07-2009, 04:07 PM
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Can you plese not refer to my list of hosts?
I'm not sure if this was directed to me, or what you are asking for exactly.


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