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Discussion in 'Hosting' started by ovi, Apr 21, 2005.

  1. ovi

    ovi Guest

    Guys, I am wondering if anyone can tell me how much money someone need to open a good hosting & domain name company together with a site that sell hosting & domains. Do you think that this business is ok now? SOmeone can still earn from this kind of business?

  2. pinyo

    pinyo Guest

    I have never been in the business, but for what it's worth, the industry is ultra competitive with people essentially giving out 1st year free via affiliate program. Marketing and advertising is real tough. Also, I don't think it's good for a personal business because most people will expect 24/7 support which is no a 1 man show deal.
  3. Win8282

    Win8282 Guest

    Yo ovi, I think that what ur thinking is dam hard... and well, if you are to make a domain hosting website, good luck, and here are some suggestions from my stupid little-13-year-old brain:

    I know that all these names suk, but its all I can think.... :(
  4. ovi

    ovi Guest


    Thanks for the sugestions till now, can someone tell me more? I still wait some sugestions.

  5. Duke

    Duke Guest

    I'm sure you can earn money from this type of business but I'm not sure how. I too want to start up a webhosting company myself one day but can't figure out how to get a good, fast, dedicated internet connection with tons of bandwidth for a reasonable price. There's so many different ways to connect to the net these days, how can you possibly choose?

    Personally, I'd tier all your pricing so people who just want weblogs or webspace pay next to nothing and you make your money by quantity of low paying customers. All of these customers would also have to display a banner to you webhosting site and/or set up their sites as a subdomain of yours.

    Also, you'll need a website for people to learn of your company so I'd suggest you make sure your site is not only up 24/7 but super fast when it comes to loading (even on dial up). When looking for a possible webhost, I skip over the sites where their page loads slowly. I figure it they can't optimize their own site, what chances are there that mine will run smoothly? I'd also suggest that you hide none of your pricing, make it easily accessible and no more than a click away from the main page.

    As far as features are concerned I know that it's important in this day and age to offer at least:
    - spam protection
    - reasonable bandwidth
    - image gallery support
    - open source software such as php, phpnuke, etc.
    - templates
    - control panel such as Ensim
    - a bit of storage (I don't look at anything under a few gigs).
    - a few databases

    That's what I'd look for and that was pretty much what I started looking for before I even put up Lifesupporters.com. At the time I knew way less than I currently do (as unbelievable as that may sound), but I knew to look for that.

    At the end of the day I'd say that the more diversity you can add to a webhosting package, the better.
  6. Duke

    Duke Guest

    Sorry for the double post.

    I'm curious as well Ovi so I'll do some research this week and see if I can find some information for you.
  7. ovi

    ovi Guest


    Cool, thanks Duke ;)

  8. Duke

    Duke Guest

    Don't thank me yet, I haven't found anything :D
  9. etechsupport

    etechsupport Guest

    The first step in doing anything is a plan,which you already have but here plan is more important than ever. Remember-people don't plan to fail; they fail to plan!

    First, you have to choose between those two proven methods to make money from web hosting business.

    1. sell your own products or services
    2. promote products or services of other people's

    I shall advice you to go on for Reseller hosting first before starting your own hosting company.
    Typical minimum investment to start a Web host reselling operation range from $1,800 to $2,500.

    Let's be serious! Time is required 24x7 and The following are the step is to be taken before going to start a web hosting business.

    Step 1 - Draft your business plan/ Learn the basics.

    Step 2 - Learn about various reseller opportunities:

    Step 3 - Equipment/Infrastructure/software/technical support

    Step 4 - Sign up for a service: Once you've got your plan put together

    Step 5 - Build your own website: As your website is one of the most important parts of your business

    Step 6 - Set up your backend and hosting plans

    step 7 - Set up your office/Resources

    step 8 - Hire technical staff

    Step 9 - Market your services

    Step 10 - Support your customers

    Step 11 - Get advanced advice and techniques

    Step 12 - fundamentals Working knowledge for running a web business

    step 13 - Technical skills

    step 14- Sell your business/set up your business legally.

    step 15- Finance and record keeping (maintenance of records of sales, expenses,
    receivable/accounts payable.

    step 16 - Technical support/ business support

    One can earn good money if he work hard and devoted to an uninterrupted service and support: 24x7x365 to their prospective customers.
  10. ovi

    ovi Guest


    etechsupport thank for your complete "to do" list, it is very complete, thanks a lot.


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