Starting your own web hosting business is actually easier than you might think. The startup costs can be a lot lower than you think as well. To begin with, let’s talk about the different ways you can begin your own web hosting business.
One option could be to rent out a dedicated server. A dedicated server is basically your own server. You have control over what applications you run, the operating system, and typically the specs of the system to a certain extent. For that amount of control you can expect to pay more. GoDaddy offers dedicated servers starting at $79.99 a month at the time of this article if you get the economy server for 24 months. Prices can get as high as $319.99 a month depending on your server configuration. The only reason why I would suggest a dedicated server would be if you planned to host more than websites or if you needed absolute control and no other websites hosted on your server.
The cheaper alternative that I would like to suggest is to get a reseller plan. Reseller plans go for a lot less and can get your web hosting company started with minimal effort. GoDaddy’s reseller plans come with their own eCommerce websites that allow you to sell your customers their hosting plans. There’s no need to know any sort of programming languages or pay for any third party software.
The eCommerce website is loaded with over 50 hosting products for you to sell and around the clock support for your customers 365 days a year provided by GoDaddy. This means that you don’t have to choose whether to go with Linux or Windows, you will be able to sell them all. They also give you $50.00 in free Bing and Facebook advertising credits.
The cheapest plan they have going at the moment is for $7.64 a month for the Basic Reseller Plan if you opt in for 60 months (5 years). The most expensive option is the Super Reseller and is going for $16.99 a month for 12 months. Right now GoDaddy is allowing us to offer you 30% off of any of their reseller plans. This means that you can get the most expensive plan for less thn $12.00 a month and the cheapest plan for a little over $5.00 a month.
So with these coupons, for the price of one cheap lunch a month, you can have a legitimate side business.
Note: The coupon isn’t added until you get to checkout.