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Starting a hosting provider business?

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by Apposl, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. Apposl

    Apposl Power Member

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    Hi all, just curious on a couple things as it started running through my head.

    I want to provide cheap hosting to a large niche group, summing it all up into one line. I have a great domain name, the ability to register this as a non-profit, but I'm curious about the sustainability of very cheap hosting and if this is something I should even consider.

    Is this something that can be 'tested out' by setting up the website for customers, seeing if anyone shows up, and a minimum purchase of initial equipment? Or reselling hosting packages? That would limit my ability to discount the price, though.

    My goal isn't entirely to make money on this. I want to provide a service and fill a need, so I'm really talking cheap and good hosting for this group, and I'm not sure how realistic that is. So here I am, and I'd love/appreciate ANY advice!