If you truly want to start your own web hosting business, you should first understand that the industries competition is quite fierce. There are tons of companies offering rock bottom prices in order be the next big guy in the business. However, for those who are starting off in the web hosting business, it is best to start with a reseller hosting plan, as it will ensure that your start-up costs are low. By opting for a reseller hosting plan, you will be able to maximum your profits, since your reseller plan won’t be too much of a hit on your wallet.It is best for you to look at the major hosting companies to get reseller hosting from. It is not a must, but it is recommended, due to their high level of experience in the business. If you choose a fairly new company to get reseller hosting from, you are putting the future of business in risk. Major hosting companies offer reliable hosting at great rates, so there wouldn’t be a problem finding a company.
However, you should consider something’s before you go ahead select them as your hosting company. As a start-up business, you should estimate the amount of resources you will need, i.e.: space and bandwidth. Based on this estimate, you should select a hosting plan. If the hosting company you select is not one of the major hosts in the industry, you should research about them to ensure that they are a good company.
The hosting company you go with should offer support for their services, because if there is no support, you might lose customers of your own. In a reseller hosting service, the hosting company is responsible for all the servers and the management of the servers. If a server crashes, it is the hosting company’s responsibility to get it back online again. This is one of the greatest advantages of choosing a reseller hosting plan, you hold no responsibility for the equipment.
You, as a reseller should setup support for your clients. In you companies best interest, it is always best to hide the fact that you are a reseller. So, if your clients end up needing support, you should be able to help your clients. The best thing to do when a situation arises is for you to contact support on behalf of your client. By doing so, you are keeping your companies brand alive, and hiding the fact that you are using a reseller. As an added bonus, you can purchase private name servers from your host, so that you can add your own domain in the name servers, rather than your hosting company’s name.
Begin by choosing a reseller plan that is cost efficient for you. A good start would be by choosing the most basic package, as it will be the cheapest plan offered. As your client base grows, you can upgrade. This is very cost effective and it allows you to maximize your profit margin.