Have you considered having additional income by practicing web hosting? Well why not become a web host? Below are some tips that can help you in your business.
What is web hosting?
Web hosting is a service dedicated to individuals and organizations allowing them to install their web pages on the internet so as to make them accessible to internet users by entering their web addresses (URLs). In general, web hosts are the providers of its services. To accomplish their mission, they must first have a domain name on the net.
Who can become a web host?
Anyone with a mastery of the computer tool, a time to devote and a little effort to set up this tool, has all the advantages to be a web host. This occupation will generate additional income capable of making ends meet.
How to succeed in web hosting?
First, you need to have detailed knowledge of your clientele and their needs; is it an SME or a large company or simply a blogger seeking a small location. Each of these customers has its specification and therefore a different need for accommodation, which implies a different cost that should be taken into account when proposing prices.
The terms of web hosting:
We can distinguish between two types of hosting:
The rental service from a data center is a solution that will allow you to have resources to host the sites of companies that have a medium or large size. This service consists of renting this service directly from a database. Another possible alternative is to rent a server from another host and re-let it to your customers. This offers the opportunity to control the management of your business. Note that this solution requires substantial expertise and full-time availability.
The second alternative is to hire the service from a supplier and re- rent it again to small and medium-sized customers or bloggers. This way you no longer have to work with databases.
With DMTwebhosting you have the possibility of becoming a host and offering your services on an international scale by using the infrastructures proposed by this offer. Giving us for the moment, some essential information before you start:
What products are offered in terms of hosting?
Resale of Hosting
This type of hosting consists for an account owner of devoting a space of his disk and his bandwidth to host the website of a third person.
This alternative is conceivable if you do not want to proceed with a Reseller Hosting WHM resale. It consists of sharing the web hosting of several websites on the same server. This has the advantage of being less expensive since the costs are shared between all the owners of the sites. The service provider provides security, maintenance, server management and any other service essential to the proper functioning of the server.
For customers with specific needs you can offer them a dedicated server which offers the customer the possibility of having their own server and ensuring its administration by themselves while remaining the property of the host. However, this has a higher cost than shared hosting.
Which operating system to choose: Linux or Windows for web hosting?
For hosting, the type of operating system has no influence on the quality of your services. Indeed, Windows web hosting can be used on a Linux PC and similarly Linux hosting can be used on a Windows PC. That said, the host has every interest in offering both systems to meet the expectations of its different customers. It remains to be seen that the convergences between the two types of systems must be understood; if the static HTML pages are to be hosted on any server, the client must be offered the system that is most familiar to him. Regarding scripts and open resources, they are easily found with Linux.
How much does web hosting cost?
Should you offer a hosting service at 1 dollar or rather 1000 dollars? It will be great if we can find customers who are willing to pay our service at 1000 dollars? Alas, it is not obvious. Setting the prices to be practiced first of all involves collecting various costs borne by society; fixed and variable costs and costs relating to certain licenses. Add to that the margin you want to practice. In general, one must study the prices offered by competitors so as not to offer services at too high a price and thus lose customers. Another element to take into consideration is the type of hosting desired by the client. By taking all these elements you will be able to offer prices equivalent to the services rendered, and which take into account the different costs incurred.
Properly promote your web hosting offer for resale
For any business, selling is the key to profitability. And to sell you have to attract customers. To do this you must meet a number of conditions to give yourself the best chance of success. The first thing to do is to design a site that is as attractive as possible offering good proposals to customers. The second is to run an online advertising campaign, preferably automatic operating 24/24 and 7/7, to present your offer and to manage your announcements and reminders in the most secure way, avoiding any oversight. In this way you will have a large clientele.
By following these tips, we think you can succeed in your role as a web host. It goes without saying that you have the obligation to always look for other tips to improve your offer, because the techniques do not stop evolving at an accelerated pace.
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