I have been building websites using WordPress and reselling hosting since 2004 as a favor to my friends and clients.
Since you will be offering your website design to customers, you will need hosting and a domain name.
I think the best way to help my classmate at Bitwise by offering my hosting service.
(I do not sell hosting service to the public only to my Clients and friends)
If you prefer to buy your own reseller package. I use
innohosting.com (Referal link)
Here is what you get with my hosting offer.
1,000 MB Webspace (Plenty of space to get started)
100,000 MB Bandwidth (Plenty of traffic to get started)
Unlimited FTP Account
Unlimited MySQL Database
Unlimited POP3 Mail accounts
Unlimited Addon/Parked Domains (Perfect to build up your customers)
cPanel Control Panel
Ruby on Rail
Perl & CGI
Also, you get access to softaculous scripts.
Click Here to see it.
I also sell Domain Name $1.00 above my dealer cost.
You can choose any domain registrars provider you choose.
You do not have to buy a domain name from me to use this hosting service (I will show you how to set it up)
I am offering two packages
1) Hosting Only for $25 a year
2) Hosting with Domain Name for $30.00 a year.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org