How to Start and Run a Web Hosting Business from Home
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How to Start and Run a Web Hosting Business from Home

Learn how to create a web hosting business or add web hosting to your existing services.
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4.6 (311 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
4,939 students enrolled
Created by Christine Maisel
Last updated 5/2017
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 4 Articles
  • 4 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Be able to have your web hosting business up and running by the end of this course by following the step-by-step action plan provided
  • Access to the instructor for any feedback, questions and assistance needed to make setting up your web hosting business a reality
  • Learn how to set-up your web hosting website in order to automate sales
  • Understand the software, plugins and set-up you'll need
  • Understand hosting lingo in order to set-up your business and help customers select the best hosting package for them
  • Understand the different type of services and packages to choose from
  • Where to get your website integrated with the automated web hosting software inexpensively
  • Prepare for high sales and low sales by accurately predicting when they will happen
  • How to provide customer service that creates loyal customers
  • Market your web hosting services using a variety of free and paid methods to boost sales and drive traffic to your website
  • How to upsell your current customers to make the most money from each customer
  • What you should do when you aren't getting any more customers
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  • No experience is needed to set-up this business - just the drive to put what's learned into action
  • Find time to focus on following the step-by-step action plan in the course to set-up your business
"This was an excellent course. I've been in this business myself for quite some time and was curious how someone else would approach it. I'm glad I did. I picked up a few great tips!" - Jim Galiano


Web hosting is a trending business that isn't slowing down. With over 550 websites created every single minute, they each need a hosting account.

A web hosting business allows you to:

  • Earn recurring income every single month
  • Increase your earnings month after month
  • Work from home (or anywhere you want to work from)
  • Add a new service to an existing web design or internet marketing business

If any of these reasons have you thinking about starting a web hosting business, this course will teach you:

  • What you will need to be successful in this business
  • The different ways you can make money with a web hosting business
  • All about hosting so you understand what you will need and be able to help your customers better understand hosting
  • What software you will need to automate your business and sales
  • How to proactively support your customers to build loyalty


"This course is a complete course about making a hosting company from scratch. This course covers everything I may need to start a hosting company. I loved the course, and I loved Christine's way, and the organization of the course." - Amr


Of course, knowing how to start a web hosting business is great but it doesn't mean much if you don't have any customers to start making money. That's why we're also going to cover 15 ways to market and promote your web hosting business to continually build sales. You'll also find out when to expect higher sales and lower sales throughout the year so you can plan accordingly and what to do when your sales stop increasing. This course walks you through everything you need to set-up your web hosting business, how to grow it and you have access to the instructor for questions and feedback as you get started.

Let's start setting up your web hosting business now so you start earning recurring income month after month.

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Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who is willing to work hard to set-up their web hosting business while they have the instructor's support to make it happen
  • Anyone who wants or needs to start making money from home
  • Anyone who is looking for a business they can run part-time or full-time to supplement their income
  • Anyone from anywhere in the world (with internet access of course!) can start this business
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Curriculum For This Course
53 Lectures
Understanding Hosting Terminology and Lingo So You Sound Like a Pro
5 Lectures 11:47

The Most Common Hosting Terminology and What It All Means

What Type of Server Do You Need? - Exploring The 3 Options

Linux vs Windows Hosting - Which One Should You Use?

What Unlimited Hosting Really Means
Your First Steps to Setting Up Your Hosting Business - Start Taking Action Here
5 Lectures 09:18

Why Use a Hosting Reseller Account

9 Features Your Hosting Reseller Company Must Have

Tip for Testing Hosting Reseller Company Support

The Top 3 Hosting Companies to Partner With
Setting Up Your Control Panel, Processing Payments and Everything In Between
5 Lectures 11:23

What is WHMCS, Why You Need It and How to Get It

Tour of Your Web Hosting Business Admin Control Panel

Tour of Your Web Hosting Customer's Control Panel

Setting Up Your Hosting Business Website to Sell From
7 Lectures 09:00

Setting Up Your Own Hosting Website to Sell From

7 Top WordPress Website Themes for Your Hosting Website

Where to Get a WordPress Theme Integrated With WHMCS For Cheap

Customizing or Creating Your Own Template

Additional Features You Can Use to Enhance Your Business

How I Use Your Feedback
Handling Customer Support - The Most Important Aspect of Your Hosting Business
7 Lectures 14:21

The Challenges of Providing Customer Support to Your Hosting Customers

How to Provide Comprehensive Customer Support

Establishing Business Hours

Setting Up a Support Team

How to Continually Improve Your Customer Service

How Your Customer Service Will Lose Your Customers or Help You Gain More
Getting Hosting Customers and Marketing Your Hosting Business
11 Lectures 28:33

Finding Your Market Share in This Competitive Market

3 Ways to Leverage Other Platforms to Drive Customers

4 Ways to Encourage Customer Sign-Ups With Incentives

2 Paid Marketing Strategies

2 Methods for Getting Organic Sales

4 Other Ways to Gets Sales

Deciding on a Marketing Strategy & Sticking With It

How to Keep The Customers You Already Have & Make More Money

What to Do When You Aren't Getting Any More Customers

High Sales and Low Sales - When to Expect Them
Web Hosting Business Templates & Documents
3 Lectures 01:01
A Note About Using The Sample Documents in This Course

Web Hosting Contract - DOWNLOAD, EDIT & USE!
3 pages

Web Hosting Terms & Conditions - DOWNLOAD, EDIT & USE!
4 pages
Taking Action and Starting Your Hosting Business From Home
4 Lectures 01:38
Your Final Steps to Making Your Hosting Business a Reality

Action Steps for Starting Your Hosting Business From Home
1 page

Full List of Web Hosting Business Marketing Strategies
7 pages

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About the Instructor
Christine Maisel
4.5 Average rating
6,110 Reviews
76,952 Students
14 Courses
Helping Web Design & SEO Startups

Christine is the founder of the Portable Entrepreneur where she directly helps web design and SEO startups through education, coaching and services. 

Christine has been a web designer for nearly 15 years - 10 of which she has been self-employed. Her work has taken her from working for some start-up dot com companies in the early 2000's to working as a contractor for the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense to her own home office.

In her time, she has built 100's of websites and blogs primarily on WordPress and Joomla. Christine has also provided training to individuals and businesses to help them manage their websites on their own with no knowledge of web coding.