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How to become the CEO of your very own VPS hosting company in ten easy steps and for under $200.

How to become the CEO of your very own VPS hosting company in ten easy steps and for under $200.

subigosubigo Member
edited August 2012 in General

Step #1: Purchase a dedicated server from one of the many of cheap datacenters. Datashack can get you started with something for under $100/month.

Step #2: Get yourself a domain and a PayPal account. Under $10.

Step #3: Get yourself a template from themeforest.com. Under $15.

Step #4. Make sure you use the words "we" and "CEO" as many times as possible when editing the template.

Step #5: Install SolusVM. $10.

Step #6: Install WHMCS. $12.

Step #7: Create a Twitter and Facebook page. Head over to fiverr.com and pay a few people to add thousands of likes to your page and followers to your Twitter. Potential clients will definitely sign-up for your service when they see how many other people are following you. You're legit now. Under $20.

Step #8: Create some $1/month Open-VZ plans and post on LET/WHT.

Step #9: Sell out of plans.

Step #10: Sit back and relax. Be proud of yourself. You can now tell everyone you know that you're a CEO and your business is in high demand.

Bonus step: Now that you're a successful businessman, hit up some forums and pretend to know what you're talking about. Let everyone know that you built your business with hard work and care about your customers. Unlike the other web hosting companies out there, you're in this for the long haul and have a solid business plan.

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  • JackJack Member
    edited August 2012

    @subigo said: Step #5: Install SolusVM. $10.

    It's actually $9 + $2.25 for the slave... if you go with license pal.

    @subigo said: Step #6: Install WHMCS. $12.

    $11.95 from http://www.licensecube.com/billing-systems/whmcs-license.php

  • @Jack said: It's actually $9 + $2.25 for the slave... if you go with license pal.

    Technically you can do virt on the master too.

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  • JackJack Member

    @lele0108 said: Technically you can do virt on the master too.

    Yes but that's just silly hosting your clients with an important database...

  • You should put this in a PDF & sell it as a $97 ebook.

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  • I like this idea. I'm going to try it. I'll register as Ranty2 and come back. Give me a second.

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  • JackJack Member

    @serverbear said: You should put this in a PDF & sell it as a $97 ebook.

    I think he should do the ebook for $125

    that way he can do the above setups himself.

  • Hold on I need a pen

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  • @subigo Damn, I might actually put this on our forum :P

    Well said.

  • Perfect plan! Now everyone can be CEO~

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  • SDH_TREXTORSDH_TREXTOR Member
    edited August 2012

    Can you upload this TUT to Youtube please... jarland got my pen!

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  • Sounds just like what you did!

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  • subigosubigo Member
    edited August 2012

    @Spencer said: Sounds just like what you did!

    I skipped steps 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10 and went straight to getting my dick sucked for being so successful.

  • Sounds like what the majority of the hosts that post on LET did, tbh.

    Some of them are even posting in this thread!

  • RandyRandy Disabled
    edited August 2012

    Good thread mayb huon can do it

    This sounds like a good plan;-)

  • PhoenixVPSPhoenixVPS Member
    edited August 2012

    While $200 won't take you very far by any stretch, many have done this.

    Then again, what's the point of starting a hosting business for $200, selling OpenVZ for $1 and then what? Where will this leave you? What's the next step? $200 is a day worth of advertising on Adwords, and that if not everyone clicks on your banner/ad.

  • KuJoeKuJoe Member
    edited August 2012

    I'm doing this all wrong, spending tens of thousands of dollars for a COO title when I could have been a CEO for under $200. :(

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  • @KuJoe said: change my title

    Titles are no good without military experience ;)

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  • @subigo said: Step #3: Get yourself a template from themeforest.com. Under $15.

    There are plenty of free templates out there and if you find some obscure sites you'll be less likely to find your theme used by another company versus shopping at the same site (themeforest) that every body else shops at.

  • @miTgiB said: Titles are no good without military experience ;)

    LoL, I changed my post but you're still right.

  • @subigo said: Step #3: Get yourself a template from themeforest.com. Under $15.

    I have seen Twitter Bootstrap massacred and mutilated on a few web hosting web sites, one of them even posted an offer here recently. We made a WordPress template with Bootstrap at its core that's used on our web site, but after seeing that I feel like I want to vomit and use a different framework.

  • @subigo The best thread/posting in recent memory!

  • RandyRandy Disabled
    edited August 2012

    Ds has no raid so i guess he is not getting RAID

  • @subigo @LAKid I agree, way to go, very original.

  • BrandonBrandon Member
    edited August 2012

    What happened to reselling VPSs?

  • I hate resellers, especially share hosting resellers.

  • RandyRandy Disabled

    What is wrong with Resellers?

  • @subigo said: Datashack can get you started with something for under $100/month.

    OVH can even get you started for free!

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  • Step 11: You can sell your company and clients when you are tired of all these :( Sorry for your clients

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  • Dang I paid too much for WHMCS.

    Also, #4 is a url ha

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  • RandyRandy Disabled

    Lol

  • Darn shame summer is almost over, this guide really could have helped a lot of people.

  • You forgot a few key details to succeeding. You must claim that you're the #1 provider, as well as claiming on your homepage: "Proudly powering 528,472 websites"

    Using keywords like "premium server grade hardware" (i3 and single 2tb 7,200k drive) and other bold claims as "our support staff works 24/7/365" (but really your phone wakes you up when you get a ticket at 4AM).

    Also, if GoDaddy's success is any indicator. Tits. They help sell your product.

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  • MrAndroidMrAndroid Member
    edited August 2012

    @Randy said: Ds has no raid so i guess he is not getting RAID

    You can use software raid. Of course there are disadvantages but thats another topic.

    Daniel.

  • @subigo is apparantely in the Banned and Member groups

  • @dominicl said: @subigo is apparantely in the Banned and Member groups

    Refer to the "Something Extraordinary About You?" thread.

    Daniel.

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  • @MannDude said: Also, if GoDaddy's success is any indicator. Tits. They help sell your product.

    Would man boobs help? If so...

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  • @MrLabradoodle said: Refer to the "Something Extraordinary About You?" thread.

    Oh dear, it's all my fault!

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  • @serverbear said: Oh dear, it's all my fault!

    Haha.

    Daniel.

  • Sounds awesome, thanks for the ideas man.

    Brb, implementing right now.

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  • PatsPats Member

    @Victor said: Would man boobs help?

    nah... i think thats one of the point my business is not zooming ahead... oh @subigo... i'm doing all the things wrong.. do you or anyone sell the whole as a package? :p

  • @dominicl said: @subigo is apparantely in the Banned and Member groups

    Nobody could see that coming

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  • @miTgiB said: Nobody could see that coming

    What happened? O_O?

  • He used to be pretty easy going but it seems like all the demands of the open source OpenVZ script got to him and his personality just did a 180.

  • @toratekdotnet said:

    I have seen Twitter Bootstrap massacred and mutilated on a few web hosting web sites, one of them even posted an offer here recently. We made a WordPress template with Bootstrap at its core that's used on our web site, but after seeing that I feel like I want to vomit and use a different framework.

    You jelly bro?

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  • TazTaz Disabled

    @toratekdotnet said: I have seen Twitter Bootstrap massacred and mutilated on a few web hosting web sites, one of them even posted an offer here recently. We made a WordPress template with Bootstrap at its core that's used on our web site, but after seeing that I feel like I want to vomit and use a different framework.

    Do what we have done :) Take anything and edit it out.

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  • @Brandon said: What happened? O_O?

    I see that coming... the ban stuff

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  • TazTaz Disabled

    Who even calls him self a CEO for a small business? Specially when they are barely registered or LLC? You call your self owner/co-owner etc. Makes great sense.

    CEO without a corporation is not possible. But with a corporate, you will need to have monthly meetings, track time do etc bull craps. Nahhh, too much work.

    Time is good and also bad. Life is short and that is sad. Dont worry be happy thats my style. No matter what happens i won't lose my smile!

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  • @toratekdotnet - You've seen our design, bootstrap too :)

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  • @Taz_NinjaHawk said: Who even calls him self a CEO for a small business?

    We use titles to outline our job responsibilities. Makes life easier and better organized when we plan expansion and such.

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