5 Things you need to know about Hosting

Technical Requirements

To get you started with your hosting business, there are five essential things that you will need:

1. Web Hosting

Obviously, you will need a web hosting platform from which you will resell hosting space to your customers. There are generally three options from which to choose: reseller hosting, VPS hosting and dedicated hosting.

Reseller hosting may be the most affordable option, although it’s is not on my recommendation list. When using a reseller plan, your customers are hosted on a web server that is shared with thousands of users from either the parent host or other reseller businesses. This can lead to poor performance and security issues that are caused by the other hosting accounts hosted on the same server.

I personally think that the best option is either VPS or dedicated. A Virtual Private Server (VPS) provides you with the same level of flexibility as a dedicated server, but at a fraction of the cost. Of course, a cheap VPS hosting plan will never yield the high performance results that can be achieved by a dedicated server, but you will be able to add more resources (like RAM and disk space) to your VPS as your business grows. You can browse the list of VPS hosting plans here. Read More »