Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last several years, you can’t help but to have noticed what a huge industry the web has become. Permeating practically every aspect of our lives, from the way we keep in touch with friends and spend our leisure time to the way we work, manage our finances and even buy our groceries, so much money changes hands as a result of the Internet’s all-consuming presence that most us would find it impossible fathom the actual figures.
In the UK alone, The Telegraph newspaper reports that the online industry will be worth as much as £50 billion by the year 2018. So it’s not hard to understand why more and more of us want in on the action.
We’ve seen plenty of others making a successful living online, and now we want to do the same ourselves. Not that it’s necessarily as simple as just launching any old website, adding a shopping cart and waiting for the coins to roll in.
As you likely already know, there’s a lot -and we mean a lot- more to it than that.
Requirements for a successful business
If we’re to have any chance of success as starting an online business, there’s a few things we need:
- A good idea
- A quality product or service
- A solid marketing plan
- A captivating website
- A reliable web hosting company to drive the whole thing.
It’s this latter point that we’re most interested in today, and for good reason too: No matter what trends come and go online, no matter whether the industry as a whole grows to epic proportions or sinks back to the pre Internet boom of the early 1990s, if there’s one thing that will remain unwaveringly consistent, it’s this: Every online business in existence needs web hosting of some kind.
A solid, sustainable investment
Sure, some of the larger companies in existence may well have their own epic data centers, often kept, managed and maintained in-house, but those are often the exception rather than the rule, and are more commonly found in huge enterprises like Google and Facebook than you’re typical small and medium-sized business.
No, for most of us normal folk, spending a little money on solid, reliable web hosting is the only way we’re going to get our websites online and launch our online business.
It’s for this reason that -if you’re struggling to come up with that next big idea for your new business- looking at buying a dedicated server and setting up your own website hosting company could be the way forward. After all, it’s a solid investment. As we’ve already said, web hosting is one of those almost infallible industries that won’t be going away anytime soon. As long as there are businesses out there starting new websites, there’ll be a need for good quality, affordable hosting, and you could well be the one to provide it.
But wait, isn’t it expensive and complicated?
Not necessarily. You don’t need to invest masses of money in buying, housing and maintaining your own physical servers, nor do you need some sort of degree in engineering to set them up and deal with the hardware.
Indeed, starting a reseller hosting company is often as simple as renting a physical dedicated server from another company and opting into their managed-hosting plans. That way, they’ll house your server, look after it, and keep it updated, and all you have to do is split it up into partitions using your online control panel, then set about selling off those partitions to your customers, making just one more good reason why web hosting might be the best idea for your new business.