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  Post #31 (permalink)   12-28-2009, 03:28 PM
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I got started in web hosting about 3 years ago. I'm currently 24 now. I know a lot of linux security and windows, so i use that to my advantage.

  Post #32 (permalink)   01-20-2010, 04:12 AM
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Yeah, advertising is really a big factor. And also, you have to be active in the world wide web.
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  Post #33 (permalink)   01-20-2010, 02:11 PM
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Originally Posted by FacadeHost View Post
Started coding PHP at the age of 10 and was searching for a good host that allowed me to run PHP scripts, then I came upon a post2host website. Worked as a moderator there for 1-2 years before it closed down because the owner was too busy to maintain it, then some of the existing moderators at that point in time started another company together. It provided free hosting at first but gradually geared towards shared/dedicated hosting, and some of us left eventually, that included me. Was inactive for a bit before I had interest in hosting again and started my own webhosting company.
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  Post #34 (permalink)   01-21-2010, 05:45 AM
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I started out doing webdesign in the late 90's. Then I started selling hosting back in 2000. Started with shared hosting, then added dedicated, colocation. Worked for a few local ISP's in Dallas over the past 10 years... The Planet, Layered Technologies, and Now CoreXchange. Very proud to be here offering hosting to the hosters. It's been great to be on the starting end of some of the big hosting companies out there today.
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  Post #35 (permalink)   01-22-2010, 02:04 PM
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I remember helping out a friend selling dedicated servers and whatnot and then I found and got a job working for multiple companies and then from there I ended up working for my current employer, Eleven2, Inc. I started off working customer service and now I am doing sales/ marketing and business development.
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  Post #36 (permalink)   02-05-2010, 12:05 PM
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i started with just web hosting and an ircd, i had always what to no what was involved with selling hosting, where to go what to do, just the basics really,
the more i learnt about it the more i wanted to no,
and thats where i am today, being my own host...
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  Post #37 (permalink)   02-05-2010, 08:01 PM
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Started in IT help desk support, moved to programming our company intranet (web programming) Created sites for my church, purchased hosting for these and started dabbling with how cPanel/WHM worked.

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  Post #38 (permalink)   02-11-2010, 11:36 PM
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I joined a free hosting forum to get some hosting and ended up helping out the owner quite a bit. we started a small hosting company but I had to leave it for personal issues. He continued it for 3 years, I believe and just recently it went offline. About 2 years after that I decided to start up my own hosting company, I got a great deal on a reseller account, worked on the site and idea for about a month and a half and just launched it last week. So far its going pretty good
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  Post #39 (permalink)   02-12-2010, 02:20 AM
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Originally Posted by jlynch View Post
I've done a lot of domain name reselling, but haven't yet dabbled in web hosting. How does someone get started in this? It seems like a smart option. Any tips would be appreciated.
my partner in the company already runs a successful local based north yorks web hosting company and he got me on boardto help with the new venture, with it being a specific niche area we figuered it would either work really well or not at all lol, so thats how i got started, good luck, think we all need a bit

  Post #40 (permalink)   02-12-2010, 05:21 AM
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iam a newbie...
so i don't know about different reseller hosting with VPS ?/


  Post #41 (permalink)   02-12-2010, 09:42 AM
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I am still a newbie at the web hosting business. I started out a web designer with my own good idea for business. I went and found one hell of a great hosting company and started my business. In the first month I found out about reseller hosting and decided it would be a great idea if i could host my own clients. Heck It would make for a better sell and the clients would like it better. So I started a reseller account with that same host. A great host by the way. I am one of the lucky ones to find one with my first one. I will admit I did alot of research before I picked my host. Just the fact that you are here asking IMHO means your on the right track.
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  Post #42 (permalink)   03-18-2010, 03:06 AM
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There are two options to start hosting reselling,
(1) Buy a dedicated server and you will have all control over your server, you can create your own plans, pricing, features, etc. This will cost your high.
(2) Second by a regular reseller where main hosting provider will rent some space and you can resell it as you like, you dont have control over your server and configuration. But if you are non technical person then this will help you lot.

Another simple option is to create a directory where you list all web hosting company with their affiliate banner and you will earn great commission on reselling their service.

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I think this will help you better.
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  Post #43 (permalink)   03-18-2010, 03:07 PM
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Originally Posted by jlynch View Post
I've done a lot of domain name reselling, but haven't yet dabbled in web hosting. How does someone get started in this? It seems like a smart option. Any tips would be appreciated.
We started with an Hsphere cluster offering shared, virtual servers and reseller hosting. Since then we have moved to primarily offering dedicated hosting and VPS. If you are interested in getting into reselling I would go with Cpanel/WHMS. Hsphere is a powerful tool that automates everything from signup to billing but Parallels doesnt give it the attention it deserves and frankly Hsphere can be a bit confusing at times. We have been using it for years so we know it very well but its a lot more confusing than cPanel for sure.
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  Post #44 (permalink)   03-20-2010, 04:36 PM
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