A reliable, secure and always-on website hosting provider is the foundation for every online venture. Whether you’re a blogger, online retailer or an app developer if your web assets are inaccessible, slow to respond or crumbles in the face of the smallest security threats, there’s little chance of success. Website availability and responsiveness are more critical in our current digital age as attention spans shrink and overall tolerance of failing sites diminish. Research shows that 40% of your site’s visitors will abandon your website if it takes longer than 3 seconds to load. Imagine the potential loss to business and readership. If an e-commerce site makes $100,000 per day, each 1 second delay could cost $2.5 million in lost sales each year. Therefore, quality here should never be taken for granted and even for bloggers and other site owners with smaller budgets, there are many options for bolstering your hosting and presence.
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If you are looking for a business opportunity with minimal start-up costs and growth potential, then one option to consider is becoming a web-hosting reseller. This is where you buy wholesale hosting capacity from a large hosting company, and then resell individual hosting accounts to other businesses. Each account that you sell appears as if it comes from you, rather than from the wholesaler.
Starting a web-hosting reseller business is relatively simple, at least in terms of buying hosting resources. You should be able to purchase wholesale hosting capacity online for less than $100 a month, and be up and running within a few hours. However, it’s important that you do your homework before you sign up – you want to go with a reputable hosting company that provides good technical support and high availability, otherwise when things go wrong you will have your customers complaining incessantly. You may be tempted to go with a cheap hosting company, but it usually isn’t worth the money you save. One good choice is GoDaddy, which was founded by Bob Parsons – who also heads up the Bob Parsons Foundation. Read More