The temperature is slowly rising to a level where there are only two places to stay: inside an air-conditioned office or on the beach. This weekend I choose the latter, resulting in a lot of time to dream…

I thought about this site, and how I am only using a fraction of the available disk space and bandwidth.

What a waste! What if I just sold the space and bandwidth I am not using? Should be easy enough, I already us cPanel to manage the site, and I know that an additional script called WebHost Manager is available in which I can create new users and assign hosting packages. I could easily implement this without any additional cost.

What else should I need? A way to receive payments.… Most hosting providers I dealt with use 2CheckOut to receive credit card payments, and I could open a Paypal account as well. Both payment services take a percentage of the sales amount, both come without any set-up costs or monthly charges, so that’s free of risk.

What else? I need to communicate with my clients. Some kind of helpdesk software, which also manages the client’s orders and invoices and which can be linked to the two services above to cash in and preferably to WHM so accounts are generated automatically, after all, I rather spend my time on the beach.

There are some very good and complex packages available, but at this moment I am still dreaming, so I don’t want to spend too much money, and certainly don’t want to pay monthly charges. Google found phpCoin, which looks like it could be a good face towards my clients.

Mmmm, sounds like I could do it. Of course I have to spend some more time on the beach to think about details as the composition of the hosting packages I am going to offer and the name of my little hosting company (I already have some ideasj, and after that I need even more hours to implement all this and make a stunning design for the site. Will this dream ever come true???

Jeroen Sangers @jeroensangers