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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  • Lectures 53
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 5/2015 English

Course Description

"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.

Music: BenSound

What are the requirements?

  • 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

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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

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

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Starting a Hosting Business From Home & Make Monthly Recurring Revenue
What You'll Learn In This Course
How to Get In Touch With The Instructor & Get Free Support
Why Start a Web Hosting Business
3 Things You'll Need to Succeed
How You Will Make Money: Products, Services, Upgrades and Upsells (See Inside)
The Tools You'll Need to Start a Hosting Business
Section 2: Understanding Hosting Terminology and Lingo So You Sound Like a Pro
Section 2: What We're Going to Cover
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
Section 3: Your First Steps to Setting Up Your Hosting Business - Start Taking Action Here
Section 3: What We're Going to Cover
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
Section 4: Setting Up Your Control Panel, Processing Payments and Everything In Between
Section 4: What We're Going to Cover
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
Section 5: Setting Up Your Hosting Business Website to Sell From
Section 5: What We're Going to Cover
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
Section 6: Handling Customer Support - The Most Important Aspect of Your Hosting Business
Section 6: What We're Going to Cover
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
Section 7: Getting Hosting Customers and Marketing Your Hosting Business
Section 7: What We're Going to Cover
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
Section 8: Web Hosting Business Templates & Documents
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
Section 9: Taking Action and Starting Your Hosting Business From Home
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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Instructor Biography

Christine Maisel, 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.

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