Internet Hosting

How To Start a Site Hosting Business

Published at 04/02/2012 14:17:30


Just about everyone seems to have a website these days. With the increase in the number of websites and the inherent need of people to have a virtual presence, there has been a marked rise in the profits generated in the site hosting business. But before you start out, you need to have a considerable working knowledge about computers and programming. A site hosting business has a potential to earn you a lot of money but it requires patience and hard work as there is fierce competition out there. You will have to compete against companies with more experience and resources than you in this field. But with the right skill-set, you can surely make it in this field. This article will highlight for you the basic steps to get your site hosting business up and running.

Step 1

The first and foremost thing you must do is come up with a name for your company. Then you need to make sure to find out there is no other company in your state with the same name. After selecting the name, you need to register the name of your site hosting business with the state. This step is fairly simple and the easiest part of the whole process.

Step 2

The next step is to decide on the type of web hosting that you want to provide. It depends on the amount of money you are willing to invest in your site hosting business. In case you have low start up cash, you can opt for a reseller type web hosting company. In this type of web hosting you can lease a part of a server and bandwidth from a web hosting company on a wholesale rate and make it available to third parties at a profit. In case of high startup cash, you can choose to buy your own servers and dedicated bandwidth and run it on a platform of your choice. This is where your knowledge of programming comes in handy.

Step 3

Next, you need to rent a workspace to store your servers. Such a workplace where your servers will be stored, often referred to as data centers, is vital for your site hosting business. This will act as your office from where you can make all the magic happen.

Step 4

Now that you have got all your machinery up and running, you move on to recruiting people to help you out with your site hosting business. This is an important step and you need to recruit people with at least some experience in the field. Set up interviews and select the best possible candidates for the job. After all you do need someone to lower your burden as customers expect round the clock service.

Step 5

Your site hosting business is now ready to start its dealings. All that is left to do is advertise your business and come up with a competitive fee structure. You need to make sure that you don’t get ahead of yourself and operate at a loss by offering unrealistically low prices. As for advertising, there are various marketing schemes that are available online at an economical price, so, you need to start making use of these marketing tools.


Now that you are through with all the above steps, you need to sit back and wait for customers to respond to your advertisements. Your site hosting business is now online.