Thanks for all your advice guys.
Just to confirm I have received my dedi logins now.
And I am installing cPanel as we speak.
Unfortunately they don't offer refunds unless theres a physical fault. But I am not tied in to any contracts.
You are all right, I "jumped the gun" so to speak. And I might have difficulty affording it if I don't get some customers.
Of course I understand that I won't be successful right from the start. It will take a lot of effort from me, effort I am willing to put in.
I would, however, like aodat2 suggested, like to keep the dedicated server for a while. I'd like to explore life as a root user. I've never been in control of a server before.
But yes, the costs are an issue. I can technically afford a WHMCS license, but I won't allow myself to do so. I set myself a budget you see...one that I've already overspent I'm sorry to say. That's why I said I "cannot afford" WHMCS.
The server providers do have an affiliates system. Each customer I refer to them who buys a dedicated server from them using my link, I get $25. I might try my luck with that to see if I can earn myself some discounts.
But, I really would like to be able to keep the server. I like being in full control of my own service.
But I also must think responsibly. This cannot work just like that. Life isn't like that.
Have you any suggestions as to how I can make this work? Any way I can like rent out sections of the server without renting out too much? As I need a certain sector to run my own business when I eventually set it up. Ideally I would like to make this work and be able to keep the dedicated server.
I'm 19 years old and eager to learn.