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Can some help with an exhaustive step by step to start a domain and hosting company, if you have a tutorial please help with it.

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  • serv_eeserv_ee Member

    Uh, this isn't going to end well, neither will this topic

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  • pbxpbx Member

    1 go to lowendtalk.com
    2 buy any CC hosted VPS (three year deals are the best)
    3 grab a nulled whmcs from TPB
    4 install your panel of choice
    5 relax and enjoy the summer

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  • defaultdefault Member

    The end is nigh on this one.

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    @SCAM_DONT_BUY said:
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  • YmpkerYmpker Member
    edited May 24

    Maybe for you an AIO solution fits best?

    https://www.resellerspanel.com/
    Not the best, but easy to get started as Website, payment and provisioning is being taken care of. Can even start out for free.

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  • LTnigerLTniger Member

    pbx said: 3 grab a nulled whmcs from TPB

    There is nulled WHMCS on the Bay?

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  • jsgjsg Member

    @knackm_com said:
    Can some help with an exhaustive step by step to start a domain and hosting company, if you have a tutorial please help with it.

    I'd advise you to first work though the "5 easy steps to fly to Jupiter and back at 70% of c" tutorial created by the is-warp-speed-feasible group at the Boston mental asylum.

    More seriously: What's your budget? I'm asking because it's a significant difference between starting a domain and web hosting business with a budget of about 70$ or a budget of 200$ - 250$.

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  • pbxpbx Member

    On a serious note how important is cloudlinux? Could user based isolation be enough? Seems like some folks in germany are selling froxlor based shared hosting... if this kind of isolation is enough (for security) it would be easy to setup a full free software solution and only recurring monthly cost would be a dedi of VPS.

  • YmpkerYmpker Member

    @pbx said:
    On a serious note how important is cloudlinux? Could user based isolation be enough? Seems like some folks in germany are selling froxlor based shared hosting... if this kind of isolation is enough (for security) it would be easy to setup a full free software solution and only recurring monthly cost would be a dedi of VPS.

    There are established hosts that (probably) don't use (or advertise) it. It has its' advantages still.

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  • yokowasisyokowasis Member

    @knackm_com said:
    Can some help with an exhaustive step by step to start a domain and hosting company, if you have a tutorial please help with it.

    Contrary to everyone believe here, it's actually quite easy.

    I recommend buying reseller from @Francisco or @HostMantis

    They have cpanel / directadmin and comes with free Blesta. For the domain there are a lot of domain reseller out there.

    That's it. You don't need to be expert, you don't even need to know how to manage your server. It's very easy. You just need money / capital. I would say $200 is enough.

    Although, selling it, is entirely different matter.

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  • hosteasihosteasi Member
    edited May 24

    1. Purchase a .com domain from porkbun for

    2. Purchase a €14.99 VPS from contabo (240GB SSD, 60GB RAM, Shared CPU)

    3. Get a shared cpanel license (lookup shared cpanel license, you will find one)

    4. Get a cracked copy of WHMCS, Dont download a cracked copy instead get a clean copy then go into the license.php file and get the cracked one readily available on github.

    5. Install worpdress on your main site, get a cheap or cracked theme online (themeforest does good themes, you can also find them cheap or cracked online)

    6. Install and spend 2 weeks getting everything perfect.

    7. Enjoy your earnings.

    8.

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  • yokowasisyokowasis Member

    @hosteasi said:

    1. Purchase a .com domain from porkbun for

    2. Purchase a €14.99 VPS from contabo (240GB SSD, 60GB RAM, Shared CPU)

    3. Get a shared cpanel license (lookup shared cpanel license, you will find one)

    4. Get a cracked copy of WHMCS, Dont download a cracked copy instead get a clean copy then go into the license.php file and get the cracked one readily available on github.

    5. Install worpdress on your main site, get a cheap or cracked theme online (themeforest does good themes, you can also find them cheap or cracked online)

    6. Install and spend 2 weeks getting everything perfect.

    7. Enjoy your earnings.

    8.

    I don't know if you are being serious or sarcastic.

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  • TheKillerTheKiller Member

    @hosteasi said:

    1. Purchase a .com domain from porkbun for

    2. Purchase a €14.99 VPS from contabo (240GB SSD, 60GB RAM, Shared CPU)

    3. Get a shared cpanel license (lookup shared cpanel license, you will find one)

    4. Get a cracked copy of WHMCS, Dont download a cracked copy instead get a clean copy then go into the license.php file and get the cracked one readily available on github.

    5. Install worpdress on your main site, get a cheap or cracked theme online (themeforest does good themes, you can also find them cheap or cracked online)

    6. Install and spend 2 weeks getting everything perfect.

    7. Enjoy your earnings.

    8.

    Nice way to introduce someone to the piracy game.

  • sdglhmsdglhm Member

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  • They should definitely make a game about it.

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  • armandorgarmandorg Member

    This seems to be a trend nowdays. Need to make some tutorial for this.

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  • MrEdMrEd Member

    Summer is comming...

  • AtlantiaCloud_AlexAtlantiaCloud_Alex Member, Provider

    I guess it's almost summer.

  • hosteasihosteasi Member

    @TheKiller said:

    @hosteasi said:

    1. Purchase a .com domain from porkbun for

    2. Purchase a €14.99 VPS from contabo (240GB SSD, 60GB RAM, Shared CPU)

    3. Get a shared cpanel license (lookup shared cpanel license, you will find one)

    4. Get a cracked copy of WHMCS, Dont download a cracked copy instead get a clean copy then go into the license.php file and get the cracked one readily available on github.

    5. Install worpdress on your main site, get a cheap or cracked theme online (themeforest does good themes, you can also find them cheap or cracked online)

    6. Install and spend 2 weeks getting everything perfect.

    7. Enjoy your earnings.

    8.

    Nice way to introduce someone to the piracy game.

    I know it is always nice to introduce people to cheap piracy way :D :D

  • hosteasihosteasi Member

    @yokowasis said:

    @hosteasi said:

    1. Purchase a .com domain from porkbun for

    2. Purchase a €14.99 VPS from contabo (240GB SSD, 60GB RAM, Shared CPU)

    3. Get a shared cpanel license (lookup shared cpanel license, you will find one)

    4. Get a cracked copy of WHMCS, Dont download a cracked copy instead get a clean copy then go into the license.php file and get the cracked one readily available on github.

    5. Install worpdress on your main site, get a cheap or cracked theme online (themeforest does good themes, you can also find them cheap or cracked online)

    6. Install and spend 2 weeks getting everything perfect.

    7. Enjoy your earnings.

    8.

    I don't know if you are being serious or sarcastic.

    Sarcastic but some of the steps apply, NOT steps: 3, 4, 5 but the rest should work if you are smart with your time and have somewhat of a budget.

  • hosteasihosteasi Member

    @pbx said:
    On a serious note how important is cloudlinux? Could user based isolation be enough? Seems like some folks in germany are selling froxlor based shared hosting... if this kind of isolation is enough (for security) it would be easy to setup a full free software solution and only recurring monthly cost would be a dedi of VPS.

    Very important for automatically issuing clients with specified account limitations like ram, cpu power etc it is also great for individually changing the clients limits if they purchase more ram or something like that.

  • UnbelievableUnbelievable Member
    edited May 25
    1. Buy domain at namesilo or porkbun
    2. Get $2 hosting acct at buyshared
    3. Get 2nd $2 hosting at buyshared

    you are now a global hosting company with 2 sites in vegas and lux
    4. Add 3rd site with hostmantis for singapore (cheap way to eliminate barrage of tickets/message/posts regarding when will you have an Asian location
    5. Add 4th site for virginia so East coast users don't make countless requests for something closer to them.

    So now you are still less than 10 bucks a month

    1. Add a Ramnode reseller in Atlanta - keeps the south happy and wipes out all the south america requests for better ping.

    Your company - 15/month or less and minimize request volume/random post volume.

    As you make sales, renew for longer periods and you wont get hit with cash crunch. When volume is large then go the VPS route. Until then use reseller as it gives you someone to do tech support resolution. Keeps overhead and time low so you don't have to skip out on your real job to answer tickets. Just make a request of your vendor to fix emergent issues.

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  • PineappleBoxPineappleBox Member
    edited May 25

    Creating a hosting company is really very simple!

    1. Start off by purchasing a cheap vps. Uptime SLA's and high-specs? Nah, those are dumb. A good option is Contabo which we all know is the best host, so that you can cram as many servers as possible.

    2. Linux knowledge? That's not needed for a host! Just go find an installer, it'll just do the work for you.

    3. Get a cheap domain off of namecheap. Renewal costs don't matter, it won't last more than a year.

    4. Get a free website template and make it look sketchy, but not too sketchy. Make sure that you use stock images.

    5. Then go onto google, search up nulled WHMCS and click the first link that looks legit.

    6. Launch on the first day of summer. Anything before then is not acceptable.

    7. Then you're ready to go! Install a VPN and create a few LET accounts, make sure to send your host whenever someone asks for a host. Don't worry, it doesn't have to be relevant to the thread.

    8. Most importantly, enjoy your summer! If someone needs support they can just figure it out themselves, pretend like you have a life and say you're on "vacation".

    9. After around 2-3 months you're done, shut down the host and make up some reason related to server issues.

    I'm pretty sure I covered everything, let me know if there is anything I'm missing!

    This is obviously satire, please don't ban me :cry:

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  • raindog308raindog308 Moderator

    knackm_com said: exhaustive step by step

    It's been done:

    https://www.amazon.com/Getting-Managing-First-Clients-Hosting/dp/1448656761

    It's a little out of date, but it's not like you're going to be successful anyway.

    What's that, don't want to pay $47 for it? Guess you weren't very serious...

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  • Purchase VPS from any provider for the experiment so you can learn web hosting, Linux, etc.

    • Read a tutorial on how to install cPanel, How to manage it.
    • Install DirectAdmin, Learn how to configure it, and create a domain.
    • Read a tutorial on hosting/reseller hosting.

    After you learn it properly, Be active in the forum and help to resolve tech-related issues.

    Finally, Buy a good domain name. Purchase hosting billing software like WHMCS, Blesta, HostBill, or ClientExec whichever you like.

    Then purchase hosting theme from readymade theme seller like ThemeForest, etc., Purchase reseller hosting instead of VPS because of investing too much in starting is not good.

    I know many tricks to run a successful hosting company.

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  • SCAM_DONT_BUYSCAM_DONT_BUY Member
    edited May 25

    HOLY SHIT

    HE'S HERE

    EDIT: EVERYONE, RUN!

  • @DewlanceVPS said:
    I know many tricks to run a successful hosting company.

    Like paid reviews? :-)

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  • sdglhmsdglhm Member

    dahartigan said: Like paid reviews?

    Well. If you're doing a paid review. You should do it right.

    I mean...

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  • someshzsomeshz Member, Provider

    Before you start, read what @seriesn says : 3

    Always remember where you came from. Stay close to your root. Always remember how it felt when you had your first signup and how you treated your first 10 customers, when you were a no name brand. Be humble. While you might be good, but there will always be someone, who is better than you. Treat others, how you want to be treated.

    Keep an open mind. Ask for feedback, listen to those feedback and don’t be defensive. Don’t be cocky and be respectful, not only to your customers, but to your peers, to other businesses. Remain professional, remain calm and be transparent. Tough times will come and you might feel like things aren’t going as you have anticipated. Do not freak out. Try to be creative and focus on keeping your heads up.

    Never compete with price. You can’t compete with someone with deep pocket, neither can you compete with someone, who is here to make quick cash, default on their invoice and deadpool after couple of months. Focus on building a brand, money will follow.

    You will make mistakes. Those mistakes won’t make you a bad person or a bad business. However, not learning from those mistakes, will. Tough times will come! It is just a matter of when. Be prepared for the worse.

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  • deankdeank Member, Troll

    Remember this.

    If you give him an advice that is longer than 3 lines, he won't read it and he will instead ask for a video tutorial.

    I have not created a single thread. Verify it if you dare.

  • o_be_oneo_be_one Member

    someshz said: Before you start, read what @seriesn says : 3

    I fucking love this quote! Thanks for sharing :).

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  • KatamazeKatamaze Member
    edited May 26

    I'm speechless... this thread looks like this one.

    A person comes here to ask a question and many have this irrepressible urge to kill any form of debate with sarcasm and disrespect.

    Paid reviews, nulled WHMCS, stupid gifs and images and this...

    deank said: If you give him an advice that is longer than 3 lines, he won't read it and he will instead ask for a video tutorial.

    Really? Okay, that's funny but are we on Youtube comments or on LET? :|

    trewq said: The Golden Rule of LET is: Don’t be a dick.

    Golden rule... I see. It looks the Holy Inquisition.

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  • serv_eeserv_ee Member
    edited May 26

    @Katamaze said:
    I'm speechless... this thread looks like this one.

    A person comes here to ask a question and many have this irrepressible urge to kill any form of debate with sarcasm and disrespect.

    Paid reviews, nulled WHMCS, stupid gifs and images and this...

    deank said: If you give him an advice that is longer than 3 lines, he won't read it and he will instead ask for a video tutorial.

    Really? Okay, that's funny but are we on Youtube comments or on LET? :|

    trewq said: The Golden Rule of LET is: Don’t be a dick.

    Golden rule... I see. It looks the Holy Inquisition.

    What did you expect tho?

    I mean, if a person wants to start a hosting biz, sure. But do some homework at least. There's no step to step to this.

    Also, if he asks help with these things how much support do you expect from it when he gets it going?

    I swear to drunk Im not god

  • SmallWebSmallWeb Member, Provider

    There's only one gif in this thread so I take that personally. </3

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  • KatamazeKatamaze Member

    serv_ee said: What did you expect tho?

    Of course it can't be explained in a forum thread. Probably it would require an article of 2000 words just for the basics so... what about leaving the thread alone?

    Moreover I guess people have more valuable things to do than playing the role of the holy inquisition.

    More in general, I've seen this "holy inquisition" game many times on LET. Some people reply just to be cocky, no matter how intelligent or stupid is the thread.

    Honestly, I find it annoying. It reminds me of "Roast me" threads on Reddit. That's the reason why I don't participate to this forum. The idea of being treated like this is not really inviting :p

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  • serv_eeserv_ee Member

    @Katamaze said:

    serv_ee said: What did you expect tho?

    Of course it can't be explained in a forum thread. Probably it would require an article of 2000 words just for the basics so... what about leaving the thread alone?

    Moreover I guess people have more valuable things to do than playing the role of the holy inquisition.

    More in general, I've seen this "holy inquisition" game many times on LET. Some people reply just to be cocky, no matter how intelligent or stupid is the thread.

    Honestly, I find it annoying. It reminds me of "Roast me" threads on Reddit. That's the reason why I don't participate to this forum. The idea of being treated like this is not really inviting :p

    This is a public forum though. About hosting and hosting companies.

    Sure, everyone can ask for help and all that but there is not "simple answer" how to set up an hosting company.

    Simple question to OP, if a client comes in with a technical question or even the simplest "HURR DURR MY CRON DOESNT WORK FIX IT" can he answer that or help them out? If yes, good. If not...well, this is not the right place to start from for the OP. He would rather need to start from the other end of things, like learning that part first himself.

    Sure, the easiest part is to take an reseller account somewhere and then pocket that 10-20% himself but the support is still on the OP not the "parent".

    I swear to drunk Im not god

  • deankdeank Member, Troll

    I think I said this numerous times on LET.

    In general, people start businesses in subject that they are well versed in.
    In lowend hosting market though, it is often the opposite. People (or kids) who are completely clueless about hosting begin their biz.

    Some are even foolish enough to stick LEB logo on their images.

    Thus, the end is nigh.

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  • o_be_oneo_be_one Member

    Well it's a fair point @Katamaze . I think people that are far away to understand what they are talking about and how hard is the route they may take should be answered in an empathic way, telling them it's way harder they can imagine because it's a real full time job with ton of R&D. Now i also understand that when you have someone "hello how i can be a provider, give me steps" it looks like that this person didn't looked for any available informations on forums (using search engine) ; and as a customer i would like not to see someone making a provider when he/she starts from this ; it's way too early and dangerous for his/her futur customers. Being a provider is a fucking big responsability!

    So yeah, some people on LET are a bit sad/mad because they already got catched by a bad provider / a summer host. So i also understand that they are pissed of.

    Whatever, i would like to see more friendly answers too, because when i see this i fear a bit to post my questions about hosting stuffs (i'm actually studying all responsabilities around being a provider, i maybe would like to start in the futur something but i want to be sure to be able to be serious enough to honor my responsabilities).

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  • raindog308raindog308 Moderator

    Katamaze said: A person comes here to ask a question and many have this irrepressible urge to kill any form of debate with sarcasm and disrespect.

    NO.

    The poster did NOT come with a serious question. Read it again:

    "Can some help with an exhaustive step by step to start a domain and hosting company"

    • No effort shown on the poster's part.

    • Not coming with questions, just a lazy "hey, can someone do all the work for me"

    • No indication that he'd done the slightest amount of research or reading. I pointed out a famous book on this topic which anyone serious about starting a hosting business would have found and read in the first 30 minutes of research.

    • No ideas or plans or effort...just setting down the bong and saying "hey, anyone got a complete step-by-step guide for me to make money? Exhaustive, please."

    OP was no different than someone who said "here's my homework, please do it for me".

    If OP was asking how to make buttered toast, that level of question would have been fine. But he's talking about starting a difficult-to-run business in a hyper-competitive market where he'll be taking other people's money and running a 24x7 service. And apparently all he can be bothered to do is ask for someone else to do all the work for him.

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  • KatamazeKatamaze Member
    edited May 26

    raindog308 said: The poster did NOT come with a serious question. Read it again:

    Such threads are posted also on other forums but they don't get so hostile, they are generally ignored.

    Anyway over the years I've seen this same cocky attitude in several threads, including intelligent and constructive ones so I think that being cocky turned into a habit.

    Even decent people are scared to open threads. It looks like if having a question makes an horrible person while the holy inquisition is waiting to disrespect you and review not only every word you say but also your avatar, nickname, website, signature including including things you didn't even think.

    I don't want to offend anyone but there's too much frustration here. That's my opinion, not necessarily the truth.

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  • vovlervovler Member

    @Katamaze Arent you being a bit hypocritical? You're not answering the question either.

    If you are so worried about this thread having a serious answer, why not be the first to do so?

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  • raindog308raindog308 Moderator

    Katamaze said: Even decent people are scared to open threads.

    Rubbish. Everyone can be anonymous if he wishes.

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  • seriesnseriesn Member, Top Provider

    Everyone is fighting over who is right and who is wrong.

    In the mean time, our one hit wonder OP disappeared. Basically @raindog308 in his college days.

    Wham, bam, thank you mam.

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  • raindog308raindog308 Moderator

    seriesn said: In the mean time, our one hit wonder OP disappeared. Basically @raindog308 in his college days.

    Wham, bam, thank you mam.

    True, I was more polite with my lovers then.

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  • SynatiqSynatiq Member, Provider
    edited May 26

    “No effort” is precisely how most of you started. It’s not an unrivalled genius industry - most 14 year olds could setup what he/she wants. You know that already.

    It’s whether they’ll keep it alive or not, but you’ll fall for others’ deadpools regardless.

    Chill.

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