Start a Website Hosting Business


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Essential Equipment

A web host must be able to accommodate a lot of surfers and store tons of information. To do this, a server is required. A server is basically like 10, 20, or even 50 personal computers combined together into one machine. It can process a lot of information very quickly. And, they can be expensive. To realistically think about opening a web hosting business, you will a serious server. You can purchase these servers on a monthly plan with reliable servers starting around $150 per month. You will also need a great personal computer as well for bookkeeping and data processing functions.

Skills and Experience

In all honesty, web site hosting is not for computer novices. There will naturally be a number of issues that website owners may have with maintaining their sites so at the very least you will need website creation experience before considering web hosting as a viable business option. People with technical backgrounds and degrees in computer programming or IT should have no problems starting their own web hosting business. Many owners of multiple websites decide to start their own web hosting company in order to avoid continuing to pay the fees charged by other hosting companies and to add some additional income to their business.


Depending upon the amount of bandwidth you give your website owners, you can charge anywhere from $20-50 per month to the website owners for hosting their sites. Obviously, the bigger your server, the more potential income there is to be made from web hosting.


As with any business that operates via the Internet, having a website of your own is definitely the best way to market your new web hosting venture. Again, it is very common for owners of multiple websites to begin web hosting as a means of increasing revenues and avoiding the fees they formerly paid to web hosting sites. Therefore, many people entering into the web hosting game have no problem marketing their new services to potential customers.

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