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06-26-2006, 01:15 PM #1iPumaGuest
What do i need to set up hosting company
I came across WHC today, and think it is brilliant.
I wonder if you could help me. I want to start a small hosting company in a town in SA that isnt realy on the net but will be soon.
I am a teacher with some computer background, and saw an oppurtunity. Websites and hosting for schools, with newsletters, calendars, emails for all, design and what ever can be done more.
I have a domain with great hosting and cPanel. My question to you.
What do i need to automate the whole prosess, of application, payment (not Credit card) and uploading of new content.
Can i use my hosting account with enough space. or a new server and all.
What do you recomend i get for the least amount of money.
Thanks you very much
06-26-2006, 01:21 PM #2
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Hello iPuma, I would be willing to answer any questions you may have on an IM. Do you have MSN (preferred) AIM or YIM?
06-26-2006, 02:14 PM #3iPumaGuestOriginally Posted by nsuk
wil PM you
07-04-2006, 10:27 AM #4PH JasonGuest
I can also assist you, if you need it. I have msn, so if you want to talk, PM me!
07-28-2006, 10:52 AM #5
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The first thing is to decide what kind of host you want to be and who your target users will be. All the parts of a hosting business is out there and can be integrated, but if this is going to be more than a hobby, you should put together a business plan. Part of the business plan would include the costs of getting started, but you would also need to factor in your marketing plan and operational costs as well.
08-02-2006, 02:37 AM #6boyettGuest
You need billing software such as modernbill.
A reseller account or access to WHM.
You need marketing and lots of ads.
Don't be cheap if you want to make money.
08-02-2006, 06:58 PM #7KemikGuest
As your targetting a local market it's best to go to any business shows, or post flyers through peoples doors explaining the benefits of having their business online.
You could team up with a website design firm to make and host people's websites and because your local you can charge much larger prices than you would online.
For an automated billing system I would suggest WHM Complete Solution (WHMCS). It manages auto-setup of accounts, creates and sends the invoices, accepts over 12 different payment gateways and has many more features to help you out, such as a built in support ticket system and an affliate system.
08-02-2006, 07:24 PM #8
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I'm sorry but I don't know anyone that will buy web hosting from a flyer on their door. For me, all door ads go straght into the trash.
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08-09-2006, 02:44 AM #9cheapezGuestHello iPuma, I would be willing to answer any questions you may have on an IM. Do you have MSN (preferred) AIM or YIM?
RegardsI can also assist you, if you need it. I have msn, so if you want to talk, PM me!
i thinks the forum administrator doesn't let people advertises in here , sorry
if you are selling web hosting you need marketing and alot of ads, very important
I thinks he just need a "reseller account" for school
it will cost you lot of money if you own a Server
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08-25-2006, 12:57 AM #10loonGuest
i think the most important thing for running a web hosting company is to know how to do SEO... without it you wont get your traffic