Question by gingerpaul99: Starting a web hosting business?
I would like to start a web hosting company, i know its not a get rich quick scheme but i am willing to invest in it. First of all i am thinking of getting WHMCS http://whmcs.com but is it any good?
And if i do buy this can i use it on my hosting plan if i buy re-seller hosting or do i need my own server?
Also is there anything else i need to consider before starting this company?
Answer by John Stalvern
Well, you should have a lawyer on retainer and an accountant. Business tax laws can be tricky, and it’s probably best to leave that up to a professional so you don’t get slapped with and hurt by an audit.
If you have your own server, you should be certain you have a good uplink to the Internet. If possible, it’s best to have multiple egress connections to different NSPs to ensure fault tolerance.
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