Creating a WordPress Hosting Service under Windows
The results were sobering. Especially at peak times, the loading times of the low-cost provider are very long, which inevitably leads to a poor search engine ranking.
I then informed myself about the options available to me to minimize this bottleneck. One solution seemed to be premium hosting services. These hosting packages, inevitably more expensive, offer the best hardware and dedicated resources for the website.
What is needed for a hosting service
Now I needed a control panel for web hosting and server data. About 18 years ago I already worked with Plesk and knew that this is a suitable software. Alternatively I knew cPanel and WebAdmin. However, since I have more experience with Plesk and was very satisfied with it for my experiments at that time, I decided to use Plesk.
Having already worked with Hosting Controller, I was now looking for another automation software for web hosting solutions, domain service and more that was cheaper. Through my research I came across WHMCS which offered exactly the features I needed to build a web hosting service for WordPress.
Then I did some more research on how to become a domain reseller and offer domains with my hosting packages. There are a few registrars to choose from. There are advantages and disadvantages with the individual providers. We decided to start with eNorm. eNorm offers super integrity to WHMCS.
Now came the most difficult part. Servers! Dedicated servers, virtual servers, own servers, rented, managed, cloud, which provider. There was a lot to consider and I had to do a lot of calculations to find a reasonable way.
The Choosen Tools
One of the reasons for choosing VPS was that less start-up capital is required. Setting up your own server infrastructure in a data centre requires quite a lot of start-up capital, as well as additional running costs such as maintenance, replacement of defective hardware, possible employee costs and more.
First of all, I would like to offer a hosting service focused on WordPress. Selling domains and offering email services.
Other ideas would include
Cloud storage with Nextcloud for example.
Microsoft Office 365, Exchange and email sales.
Managed Virtual Private Server Hosting.
App Services – Database Services
Microsoft Dev Ops
Skype for Business / Microsoft Teams
The world is open to us!