For setup, a hosting business from a behind the scenes look at what we need to consider before jumping ship such as billing, support, accounting and more? The trick of the business that make things run behind the scenes. When we consider a backend as it pertains to web hosting,we can consider the many things in this.
The main story behind the backend is the-
- Billing system -Order processing
- -Support system
- -Accounting and recordkeeping etc.
As we contemplate our billing system, the first piece of information we should look at is what types of payments are we going to accept. We’ve already outlined this in our business plan. Will we take Paypal, or will we accept credit cards through our own merchant account, or will we accept checks and money orders by mail?
Accepting payments by mail significantly complicates our business, so we generally go for not accepting payments by mail, or if we do—only accept annual term payments. This is a huge timesaver, by automating the billing process we can eliminate the need to bill our customers at all. If we do wish to send our customers a formal bill, or if we aren’t using automatically recurring payments, there are several software programs that can help automate the process for us.
The ones specifically designed for web hosting that would be suggested are WHMautopilot, Cpanel. There are dozens of other billing programs available, but this is suggested because they also have auto-setup scripts. A backend can basically be broken down into two options: manual processing, or automated processing. Manual processing is much self-explanatory.