Becoming a web hosting reseller can be a profitable way to earn residual income. Owning a hosting business allows you to set up, manage, and operate the back-end of websites, emails and domain management for your company and others as well. Today, we will discuss on how to start a good hosting business. Things you will need to start a good hosting company are as follows:
1) Reseller Hosting from a Good Hosting company like us :).
2) A good website design.
3) Billing Software like WHMCS.
4) A good payment Gateway like CCAvenue.
5) A little bit amount of ₹₹₹ for starting up.
Getting Started with Hosting Business:
First of all you will need a any kind of reseller hosting or vps to resell hosting. We offer a variety of hosting like Reseller Hosting, Master Reseller Hosting, Alpha Reseller Hosting, VPS Hosting etc. Then you will need a good frontend design to attract customer’s. Make sure, that your website is attractive so that people can trust your hosting. If your website is not upto the mark then people will think 10 times before making a order on your website. First impression is Last impression, So make sure you make a good first impressions on your visitors.
Second most important thing is a Good Billing Software. We prefer WHMCS, which is an all-in-one client management, billing & support solution for online businesses. Handling everything from signup to termination, WHMCS is a powerful automation & support tool. WHMCS costs around $16 per month. Their are other free/paid billing software in market but we would like to remind you what we have just discussed above, “First impression is last impression”. If you use a free billing software like BoxBilling then, that would put a bad impression on your visitors.
Third most important thing is a Good Payment Gateway. Their are many payment gateways like Paypal, 2Checkout, Citruspay, Directpay, PayU, CCAvenue etc. (Reviews: Payment Gateways Available in India). We prefer either EBS or CCAvenue because they offer payment through Indian debits cards and net banking options which are used by 90% of Indian’s.
Last, you need to spend a little on advertising or marketing your business for atleast a initial period of 6 months. Once you company receives good amount of clients, you are all set. You need to provide support to your clients whenever possible through Chat or Email. Make sure you don’t take long to respond em orelse it will end up as a bad remark on your company. If you don’t have time or you don’t have much experience in Web Hosting then you can checkout SysLint and purchase a plan which suits you the best and they will provide support to your clients. Note: This can cost you around $300 per month. So it’s upto you how you deal with your clients.
Web Hosting Business requires alot of patience, don’t give up if you don’t receive much clients in starting. The more long you stay in business, the more clients you will receive in future.