i know how to register a domain and every thing but....
you know i know how to register a domain, but i am first time in dedicated server, i have experience in internet for more 4 years, but in dedicated server is zero experience, so now i want to know how to start to open the dedicated server!
to K_rul: Dont worries and dont cancel too, but order a reseller account at other host to provide for you clients. Now, you follow skelley1's guide with some your domain (dont use your client's domain).
To continue, check out http://www.linuxhelp.ca/newbies/ and search anything you need or ..., I suggest the first you have to know how to use SSH and what is IPtable, you will meet some problem and you can post in forum: Technical & Security Issues at WHT to get help from WHT's skill members or/and post the ticket to Nocster's helpdesk.
I suggest you to buy some books and read forums like this.
You don't have to cancel the server (I believe nocster does not have money back guarantee, only burst.net has) and play with it. You are not ready to start your hosting company yet, you need to learn a lot.
Maybe hosting business is not for You ? You really need to have a knowledge to run a business, any business.
You can do most of what should be done through the WHM gui (95%-98%) (?) but you also need to learn how to do the rest. Maybe a dedicated server is not the best entry point if you are just starting out in web hosting? I would suggest that you get a reseller plan - team up with a good company like mchost.com or httpme.com. You will have their support staff in your background. Start selling hosting packages and they will always be there with the answers if you don't know how to handle a problem or answer a queston from a customer. Stay with them for some time, build your business and learn in the process - also read some good books about linux and apache administration - then do the switch to a server. Best of luck with your business.
I agree with the first few replys , if he cant setup DNS...how can he run a server let alone a business and provide a good product to customers.....If my site was hosted with that guy and it crashed I'd sue the heck out of him...
/end rant, i need a cigerett...i havent smoked all day.