Steps to becoming a web host reseller

Written by Staff,

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Include allrepparttar information that clients will want to know about your services and company.

6. Make your site e-commerce ready

To be able to accept payments for hosting accounts, you’ll to set up:

  • An SSL certificate
  • A merchant account
  • A payment gateway

7. Set up a helpdesk

A helpdesk allows clients to contact you with support requests and you to track and respond to those requests.

8. Set up billing

With an automated billing system, clients are billed and payments are registered with little effort on your part. Most billing software licenses are priced per month or per year, with some billing software companies offering prices for lifetime licenses.

Some popular billing and payment processing systems:

When you choose a billing software program, check if it’s compatible with your server platform and if support is included.

9. Create a welcome email

After you set up hosting accounts for your clients, you’ll need to send them a welcome email. Include in this email:

  • A confirmation ofrepparttar 144490 plan details
  • The nameserver names
  • A username and temporary password
  • A link torepparttar 144491 control panel
  • Links to your knowledge base / FAQ and to your helpdesk

10. Market your website

Submit your site to search engines. Tell your family, friends, and business acquaintances about your website. Include a link to it in your signature line in outgoing emails. But don’t stop there — market your website via incoming links, advertising, newsletters, and special offers.

About the author: Chris K. is a Technical Executive Writer for Website Source, Inc. His established writing skills coupled with experience in the web hosting industry have provided internet professionals with marketing, product and service ideas for many years.

Hosting All The Way To The Bank

Written by Claudette Spedden

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Let's start fromrepparttar beginning. Think of a hosting company asrepparttar 144342 highway department that allowsrepparttar 144343 traffic, search engines, and people access to your website. The reason that this is so important boils down to money in your pocket. You could haverepparttar 144344 greatest widgetrepparttar 144345 world has ever seen, and if your site is down, and not operating, people will buy elsewhere and what good is that?

First things first. Set an expectation that you will findrepparttar 144346 "perfect" hosting company. If you searchrepparttar 144347 expectation that your job will be difficult, then that's what will be your experience. The best way to find a good hosting company is to ask other site owners and webmasters who they use. People love to share their knowledge and you can often pick up many helpful ideas.

Once you find a company that looks promising, see what kind of customer service they offer. Having a "live" person to talk to is a HUGE bonus and well worth any additional cost. Talk to them onrepparttar 144348 phone, explain what you are doing and ask them if they can provide what you are looking for. Are they friendly, do they treat you like a human being, do they make recommendations without being pushy? Are they able to grow with you, as your business grows? The answers to these questions will give you a good idea of how they do business. Now it's up to you to determine if it is a good fit.

The author has been on the internet for over 10 years and understands the importance of quality hosting services.

Claudette Spedden is enthusiastic about hosting and is the originator of Fast X Hosting

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