5 Reasons to Start a WordPress Reseller Hosting Business
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It’s no secret that the Internet has provided hundreds of thousands of jobs across the world — making some young individuals wealthy business leaders.
Some would agree that it’s not as easy as they make it appear.
Or is it?
Since the early 2000s, entrepreneurs have been cashing in on Reseller Hosting as it provides a path to starting your own business with very little capital. In 2017, the trend has been taken to a whole new level with the rise of WordPress.
What Is Reseller Hosting?
Reseller Hosting is purchasing web space and bandwidth in bulk and then reselling to other customers.
For example, an individual may purchase a bulk allotment of space and then go around their city reselling “subspace” to local businesses such as real estate agents, lawyers, doctors, and other professionals looking for an Internet presence.
This is particularly attractive to small businesses as the reseller will often provide other services such as website design, development, and search engine optimization. Web hosting can be an add-on or their primary product.
WordPress & Reseller Hosting
Rather than trying to set up a personal blog or a website for your business, WordPress has become the “go-to” for both individuals and small businesses. It’s estimated that WordPress powers nearly 20% of all websites on the Internet and is the most popular content management system (CMS).
Because of this, entrepreneurs are leveraging this latest trend by starting managed WordPress Reseller Hosting businesses. Managed means, they’re specially tailoring their hosting infrastructure to be fast and compatible with the WordPress software.
There are five main benefits to starting your own managed WordPress reseller hosting company:
- You’re able to work from home
- It requires very little technical experience
- The amount of capital to start the business is low
- There is a huge demand for high-quality hosting
Reselling Hosting from Home
One of the biggest benefits of working online is the ability to work from anywhere that has an active Internet connection.
This is why entrepreneurs flock to Reseller Hosting as they’re able to start their business in the comfort of their own home without having to take on the expense of bricks and mortar office. Using resources such as Skype, Slack, and other instant messengers, employees can easily be outsourced to various regions around the world.
This allows resellers the ability to offer customer service and support 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They’re also not limited to a particular city, state, or geographic region; business can grow worldwide!
Technical Experience Isn’t Needed
You don’t need to be a technical guru in order to start your own reseller hosting business. Using software such as Web Host Manager, cPanel, and WHMCS you can literally have your hosting business up and running in a matter of hours, regardless of your experience, as long as you can follow simple directions.
Starting in the early 2000s, WHMCS is a software application that plugs directly into Web Host Manager and cPanel to automatically provision and manage the billing for your web hosting customers. The software also comes with pre-made professional templates that allow you to start hosting websites shortly after installing them on your web server.
Most reseller hosting companies allow the ability to install WHMCS with one click right inside of cPanel.
Low Capital Needed For Reseller Hosting
You don’t have to invest in a multi-million dollar data center to start your own hosting company. With the advancement of cloud technology, reseller hosts can simply purchase web space to resell starting for as low as $9.57/month.
This is also one of the most attractive aspects of starting a reseller hosting business. With such low overhead, entrepreneurs are able to focus their budget on marketing and advertising to reach potential new customers without having to invest so heavily into architecture and network infrastructure.
As reseller hosting businesses grow, additional hosting packages can be added to the overall infrastructure with the click of a mouse.
Huge Demand for Managed WordPress Hosting
The web hosting boom in the mid-2000s created a lot of large corporations, leading to massive buyouts, leaving many companies without proper organization.
Because of this, customer service has directly been impacted creating a demand for quality WordPress hosting. Even the larger hosting brands of the early days are attempting to rapidly change their business plan to accommodate the newest technologies.
Along with the development of the cloud, service providers are now able to offer scalable WordPress solutions that allow more reliability and redundancy, especially for websites that may experience surges of traffic.
Reseller hosting has created many multi-million dollar businesses since the beginning days of the Internet.
With the rise of popularity in WordPress, entrepreneurs are now leveraging this opportunity to take advantage of a new sub-niche by also adding valued services such as social media optimization and mobile website formatting.
WordPress is going to continue to evolve and gain in popularity around the globe, opening more opportunities for reseller hosting companies.
As more people around the world gain access to the Internet, the trend will only continue upward as the Internet provides a free and open way to spread valuable information.
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