The web hosting industry is massive and growing at 16 percent per year. It is expected to reach a total value of over $150 billion by 2022. Large web hosting and cloud providers dominate the industry, but there is plenty of room for smaller niche hosting providers to build a profitable hosting business.
Setting up web hosting infrastructure from scratch is expensive and complicated. Most niche hosting providers instead opt for reseller hosting. Reseller hosting takes advantage of the infrastructure and services of existing web hosting companies. The business leases a server or reseller hosting plan, which they divide into chunks to sell to customers alongside their own services, creating a side revenue that can be nurtured to grow into a profitable business.
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If you are a web developer, perform web design, are a digital marketer, or run an agency, chances are you are always looking for new revenue streams and likely thinking about how to start a web hosting company. You are well-known in your local market, many small businesses already know who you are and you have a knack for customer acquisition and service.
Often web hosting services are big faceless conglomerates, managed somewhere far away. This allows an opening for small business owners in starting a hosting business. By selling on service and your reputation to local businesses, you will surely generate new clients and new customers.
Creating your own web hosting business is not difficult, but we have written this guide to help you make the right decisions from the outset.
Successful reseller hosting businesses operate in specific niche markets and tailor their products to clients within that niche. It would be difficult for new web hosting companies to compete with XZNhost. But they can take advantage of our server hosting platform to provide hosting for their chosen niche.
What counts as a niche for reseller hosting services? It can be any market segment with similar requirements. One approach is to market hosting with particular qualities: high-performance hosting, SEO hosting, managed hosting, and so on.
Another approach is to focus on the needs of a group of related individuals or businesses: hosting for hairdressers, real estate agents, manufacturers, travel bloggers, game reviewers, photographers – the list of possible niches is endless.
How to Find a Hosting Provider for Your Reseller Hosting Business
To resell hosting, you need to lease infrastructure and other services from one of the established web hosting businesses. There is a vast array of hosting providers to choose from, ranging from shared hosting to virtual server hosting to dedicated server hosting.
For anyone but the smallest reseller operations, shared hosting is probably not the right fit. Shared hosting is the easiest to get started with, but it is also the least flexible option. It gives you the least control, the least scalability, the fewest resources, and is often more expensive than server hosting over the long term.
Virtual and dedicated server hosting is excellent for reseller hosting. They allow the reseller to divide resources as they see fit, to install any software they need, and to exercise complete control over their platform.
Did You Know? XZNhost has hundreds of customers who resell our services every day. Businesses love the fact that they can quickly and easily customize a server with us and have it rapidly deployed, so they can focus on growing their business. Contact us today to learn more.
With your reseller account, web hosting clients can configure and manage client hosting accounts in two ways. They can use the command line, or they can use a web hosting control panel.
The command line is a flexible and powerful interface. In addition to issuing commands and editing configuration files, command-line shells can be scripted to carry out commands automatically. The downsides of the command line are that it is complicated and challenging to learn.
Web hosting control panels are web applications that are used to manage servers via a graphical interface. It is much easier to manage a web hosting service with a web control panel such as cPanel or Plesk, both of which provide tools for creating and administering client web hosting accounts.
Your web hosting business provider or server host will install and set up a web control panel for you. At XZNhost, we offer cPanel/WHM and a variety of Plesk licenses on all dedicated and virtual servers.