Web Hosting & Domain Registration related issues are discussed here
Some of my friends brought the idea of How to start a Web hosting company and asked me if I can explain to them how they can run an online company where customers can host their websites. This were my answer below:
Web hosting business is a lucrative one and this business doesn't even need a physical office, because one can successfully run it from his or her home. To start up a hosting company here in Nigeria, you need to attach yourself to a big web hosting company as a reseller. Example of one of the best and affordable web hosting company here in Nigeria is Hostnet Systems, their website is www.hostnet.com.ng. I host all my websites with them and they are affordable, fast and reliable with a rubost server. As their reseller, you can sign up for one of their Web hosting Reseller packages which gives you the sole access to resell their hosting packages on a white label basis. White label method means that you resell their services as yours and no one would be able to trace that you're getting your services from them. With these method, your resell Domain names, dedicated servers, managed servers, VPS hosting services, email registration and hosting as well.
To be a full web hosting service provider, what and what do you need? The things you need are:
– A website address, usually I will advice you to use a keyword that is synonymous with hosting. A good example is hostnet, etc
-You will need to hire a website designer to build your website to be catchy in nature so as to be able to attract visitor and as well being search engine friendly. We offer such services here.
-A biling software is need, their are many billing softwares that one can use, though I prefer whmcs. You can get it as well from your web hosting provider.
With all this things listed above, you can successfully start up, then I will advice you to do an advert for your new business in other to attract customers, this you can do on Google or Facebook. Incase you have any questions, kindly drop your comments here.