Starting your own web hosting services and making money out of it may seem like a good idea but there are a lot of things you need to be prepared with in order to do so. You must be having knowledge required to run servers. Some articles describe it as easy but it’s not as easy as it sounds. You will have to constantly deal with security threats, downtime and fixing program errors.
As a beginner, it would be a better idea to start with reseller hosting first. It gives you some initial money; you get an initial customer base going, without having to handle the task of managing servers. If you buy a server, you will need a place to keep them, either in your own home, or if you have an office building, keep it there. You need to take good care of your servers, and you need to constantly keep updating them with security patches.
A good firewall is a must. Your servers are the core of your business. Any problems in your servers and your customers may start leaving you. Your servers have to be always running high and up. You should try to get hold of a fixed IP address that doesn’t change with every use. You should also try to get multiple internet connections to get high uptime. You have to choose your control panel, your operating system and your programming language as well. Proper research is needed in this aspect. Lastly, you have to set your prices well, not to high or too low. High prices will make you lose customers; low prices may make people think quality of service is bad. Charge your customers well so that you can get the best out of your web hosting services.