This is a guide to help you in starting your own web hosting business. Of course the easiest method is simply order a reseller hosting packages but to really earn money, you would have to lower your cost further by owning your own infrastructure. This guide is meant for startup so the priority is to lower the cost. Things that we need: 1) Dedi Server. I would suggest http://www.serverbidding.com/?country=US due to the pricing of an auction server. Hetzner offers auction server despite older hardware. Not a big issue for start up as you can always upgrade to better server once you start to make money. A 2 x 2TB SATA hard disk and 32 GB ram only cost 32 Euro a month. 2) Cpanel % WHM- http://cpanel.com/pricing/ -> $45 per month 3) Monthly dedi server license for softaculous $2.50-> https://www.softaculous.com/softaculous/pricing Total monthly cost $36+ $45 + $2.50= $83.50 You can include other advance features such as CDN service, cloudlinux, WHMCS etc at an additional cost. As a start up, I would give these a miss. https://www.maxcdn.com/pricing/ -> CDN pricing https://www.cloudlinux.com/all-products/product-overview/cloudlinuxos/28-trial - Cloudlinux -> I personally like this as it offers isolation to each customer hosting so that performance will not be affected due to some customer who are abusing resources. Steps: 1) Setup your server with linux - it is not difficult, just google for the steps. 2) Install cpanel/whm 3) Go to WHM panel and install softaculous 4) Setup your hosting package and if you have WHMCS then setup accordingly. For the above steps, I would suggest hiring a freelancer to setup for you. For the above setup you may think that the cost is so much higher so you might as well get a reseller hosting. Most reseller hosting cost $20 or more for 20GB harddrisk. In the above setup,you get around 4,000 GB for the price of $36 which is 200 times cheaper thus allowing you to sell more packages at cheaper price to customers. The benefit of your own setup primary lies in the low cost which gives you the flexibilty to do things like charging $1 for 5GB hard disk and unlimited bandwidth per month. For 4,000 GB hard drisk, you would be making around $800 in sales monthly. $800- $83.50 monthly fixed cost= $716.50 gross profits for a single server. (Now you know how much profits hosting companies are making huh?) However this gross profits is not a FINAL profit as you still need to deduct marketing cost which would take up a lot of the profits depending upon how aggresssive you are with marketing. Hope you find the above guide useful. Feel free to add in on areas that I have missed out. Cheers.