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How to Start Your Own Hosting Services

by Sneha Shah (2017-11-16)

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If you like many other webmasters, you may be thinking of setting up a web hosting company. But where do you start? And, most importantly, what do you need to know? Well, in this article, I will show you the basic things you need to be successful as a web hosting provider.

Before you begin, make sure it is something that you have the knowledge to do and not just to read books but where you worked on them. The execution servers may seem easy, but it is not easy, in fact, even people with experience in servers will have problems with them from time to time. You will have to deal with security threats, downtime, and correct program errors.

Starting your own hosting services will be challenging and frustrating. One option to think about is the hosting plans of the resellers. There are several good web hosting companies that offer hosting for resellers, but at the same time, they allow you to charge but without having to waste time on server maintenance. You may want to start like this to get a customer base up and running.

You can rent, rent or buy your servers. If you decide to buy the servers, make them customized according to your needs, if you have the money if you cannot try to get the server that best suits your plans. You will need a place to store the servers. You can find local buildings to do this or you can store them at home. If you keep it at home, you should make sure that everything is right for them.

Now, which operating system (Windows Reseller Hosting, Linux Reseller Hosting, etc.), control panel (Cpanel, Plesk, etc.), security will choose. Each of these should be investigated thoroughly, make sure they suit your needs or not. You should also keep in mind that some programming languages can only be run on certain operating systems, most website owners want programming languages such as PHP or PERL.

You will have to keep your servers up to date with the latest security patches. You will need a good firewall, the firewall is the first defense you have and maybe the best.

It is essential to monitor servers at all times for errors, hackers or viruses, one mistake can cause all your servers to be hacked, and then all of your clients will leave.

To get the highest uptime possible, you will need multiple Internet connections. Depending on the area in which you reside, it can be difficult to find an ISP. You will need a fixed IP address, which will not change after each use. Some providers will not offer this, so be sure to check before you choose.

How much will you charge for your web hosting services? If the price is high, people will go away, but if the price is low, people may think that their servers are overcrowded with other websites and that it offers terrible services. What plans will you offer? Shared, reseller or dedicated hosting or maybe all of them.

When you really think about it, it's a lot harder than it looks on the surface. Your best choice may be a reseller hosting plan, this will at least give you an idea of what to do and help you create a customer database.

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