Decisions, decisions, decisions! This is the “name of the game” when running your own business. As a business owner, you will find yourself constantly making decisions. If you don’t consider yourself a good decision maker, this is something I highly suggest you spend time to work on. Sometimes you may not always make the “right” decision but as long as you make the “best decision” for that given time, you’ll turn out just fine.
I’m going to make things really easy for those of you just setting up your first account. If you are brand-new to the industry and just getting started, start with the smallest package available.
Here at NameHero we offer three primary reseller web hosting packages: Startup, Entrepreneur, and Corporate:
The main difference between all of them is the amount of disk space and bandwidth we offer. If you don’t yet have any customers, simply choose the Startup and build from there. Since we let clients upgrade 100% free of charge at anytime (and apply any remaining balance) you have very little to lose.
As with any business, it’s very important not to bury yourself in costs early on. Start small, grow big. It’s a simple formula!
Now, if you already have an established business such as a web design agency, you want to take a little more time with this.
You want to consider your current client base, and examine how large of an organization they each are, as well as how much traffic they receive.
If you’re just developing for small to medium sized local businesses, you most likely want to pick our Entrepreneur or Corporate packages. Since it’s most likely a lot of your customers are also going to purchase your web hosting (since they already have your trust) you want to make sure you have ample resources to accommodate their needs.
If you’re already making good profits, you want to be able to freely re-invest into your business with a service that’s going to help expand your profits (I always like to invest at least 30 – 40% of my monthly profits for growth anyways).
Our Corporate packages come with one free SSL certificate and dedicated IP address. If you already know you’re going to be receiving business as soon as you announce you’re live, it would be in your best interest to purchase this. On average, a reliable SSL certificate is going to cost you around $30 a year with an IP ranging around the same. It only makes sense to purchase a package with all of this included so you have all the necessary items to get started.
Step 1: Select Your Package
Step 2: Register a new domain or use your existing domain:
Step 3: Add Account Extras (If not going with the Corporate plan, you may want to add each of these)
Step 4: Configure Your Domain (I recommend ID Protection to keep your information protected from spammers):
Step 5: Complete Your Payment:
Step 6: Proceed to Client Area and click Cloud Web Hosting:
Step 7: Click On Your Package:
Step 8: Notice Your Private Name Servers:
Step 9: Register Your Private Name Servers
Please note: Follow these instructions if you bought your name from us. If not you can transfer it to us or ask your registrar.
Click My Domains on the top navigation:
Click on the domain of your name servers (i.e. myawesomenewhostingcompany.com for my example)
Click on Private Nameservers under Manage
Enter ns1 and the corresponding IP address from Step 8 above. Then click save:
Repeat this step, to register ns2:
Step 10: Change The Nameservers Of Your Domain To Match Your The Private Ones:
Click Nameservers under Manage (still in the NameHero Client Area):
Select Use custom nameservers and enter the private ones you registered. Click Change Nameservers to save:
Please note: Changing your nameservers may take up to 24 hours to fully propagate across the Internet. If you’re in the USA, normally they’re active within a couple of hours.
That’s it! Your Reseller Web Hosting account has been setup and is ready to use!
Ryan Gray is the founder and CEO of NameHero, one of the fastest growing independent web hosts in the United States. Ryan has been working online since 1998 and has over two-decades experience in Internet Entrepreneurship.