Q

What would be a good starting point to start a Web hosting biz?

What would be a good starting point to start a Web hosting biz? Are there any books as to how to set one up? Any help would be great. I'm also an MCSE in training.
First, move someplace sunny. That way, you won't be cold when you're sleeping in the streets. Okay, maybe I'm a bit bitter -- I worked in the Web hosting division of Genuity from 1996 until after the company went bankrupt earlier this year.

Seriously, though, if you love pain, do a search for "Web hosting reseller." You'll turn up lots of places that will get you started in the business with minimal investment (less investment means you'll lose less). You'll be more of an agent than an infrastructure provider, which I assume is what you're interested in. If you want to be an infrastructure provider, you'll need more to invest. You'll need to:

- figure out what your market is (cheap hosting, high-end hosting, custom hosting)
- get some data center space
- get connectivity
- establish a network operations center
- hire support staff
- build a sales channel.

This was first published in November 2003

Dig deeper on Enterprise Infrastructure Management

Pro+

Features

Enjoy the benefits of Pro+ membership, learn more and join.

Have a question for an expert?

Please add a title for your question

Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.

You will be able to add details on the next page.

0 comments

Oldest 

Forgot Password?

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an email containing your password.

Your password has been sent to:

-ADS BY GOOGLE

SearchServerVirtualization

SearchCloudComputing

SearchExchange

SearchSQLServer

SearchWinIT

SearchEnterpriseDesktop

SearchVirtualDesktop

Close