Starting Your Own Web Hosting Company
Starting your own web hosting company seems to be an exciting prospect. It does not require any technical educational background, massive investment, or a special office with large number of people working for you. But it is important to make a detailed business plan and see how you begin it.
A few pointers that can guide you on starting a web hosting business are listed below.
Evaluate your technical skills as how well you understand the technical concepts such as networking, handling servers, providing resolution to users’ technical queries and so on. See if you are ready to take training to prepare yourself technically.
Familiarize yourself with cyber laws and local legal aspects of business. This gets important because hosting involves security or hacking concerns.
Make a checklist of what additional skills you need for running the business – it may be financial planning and management, office management, managing your support team, your website, and so on.
Do proper documentation of all policies and procedures of your organization; seek legal experts’ opinion on these documents so that these are valid and acceptable to international audience.
Competitors’ research is another important activity of any startup business. See what they are offering, and what prices. A detailed analysis would help you set pricing-feature matrix.
If your budget is limited, you can get some hardware on lease rather than purchasing those.
Apart from these, if there are certain tasks that you can not handle such as accounts, security issues, plan to outsource these to reliable hands. It will help you focus on your core business effectively.