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    Default Setting up an small hosting company

    Hello, I would just like to hear people's advice, I am going to set up a very small hosting company, just want enough customers to pay for its self at least, I know the whole hosting is saturated with people tryin the same but as I said I'm doing it small time and can use it to host my own websites. So to my question what deals on packages would be reasonable but competitive and for what price, I can offer top itch support so that isent a problem
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    Default Re: Setting up an small hosting company

    Hello Veyper,

    When you say a hosting company, do you mean a hosting reseller rather than actually owning and managing your own servers?
    You are right to say the market is saturated. There are literally 1000s of companies out there..

    Do you have the potential customer base already? I honestly believe it will be very difficult to get customers otherwise.
    Most companies sell hosting at next to nothing nowdays so I think it will be difficult to cover your cost with just a few customers.

    What type of hosting are you looking at offering?
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    I was looking at using hostgaters lowest reseller account and got no customer base as yet, was only looking to book say 6 if that at around 2.99 per month mebies a little cheaper if I needed to draw in customers. As I said I would be usuing it to host a website of my own and so really am looking for an easy way for it to pay for it self while offering a good hosting offer to who ever books up with it

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    http://www.uk2.net/reseller-hosting/ just checked and the reseller plus seems like an alright package, anyone dealt with them before?

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    Default Re: Setting up an small hosting company

    UK2 seem good to me although I don't have much experience with reseller hosting accounts.

    If you are based in the UK then it would be wise to go with a UK hosting company.
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    Default Re: Setting up an small hosting company

    If you want my two cents, I really disagree with having an outright goal of making money. I don't want to be harsh, but chances are you aren't going to net a profit, or even come close to breaking even. So starting out thinking that you're going to do that is only going to lead to frustration and wasted effort on your part.

    Instead, focus on doing something you love- if you enjoy web development, do that. But planning on making a profit by entering a saturated market is only going to divert time and effort that would be better spent learning and getting better at what you love.

    As you do learn and get better, eventually you might stumble across something that makes you money. But don't worry about it until then.

    Think about it this way: which person is going to be more successful? The person who says "well, I'd like to own my own business, so I guess I'll sell XYZ", or the person who says "I really have a passion for XYZ, and other people seem to be interested in what I'm doing, so maybe I could try to monetize this somehow"?

    Like I said though, just my two cents.
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