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Thinking of buying a server and hosting websites



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Thinking of buying a server and hosting websites

Hello my fellow seoclerks friends and associates! Today i woke up and decided to start hosting websites with a server on my network, as you guys know i am an entrepreneur and self made boss. I wanted your opinion and maybe some ideas on pricing and what i could charge for this kind of thing. I have several blade servers ready to go and port forwarding can be set up pretty easily. Basically i have no start up costs, or do i? I already have internet and its very fast. I would appreciate everybody's feedback, as always i appreciate your time and comments.

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Lynne

Oh I don't know anything about hosting. My one website is hosted with my sister's company and my two other websites are hosted with Wealthy Affiliate so although I pay a membership fee of $47 a month it includes hosting of up to 25 websites with my own domains and 25 websites of their sub domain. I can't see I will ever have 25 websites lol.

Sorry I don't know what hosting costs because I haven't ever paid for hosting. It helps having a sister in web development with her own server lol.

I would be very interested to know what it takes to set up a hosting service or company and how profitable it can be... also how much work will be involved in that?

I hope this works out really well for you!



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cdrocks

I think download and upload speeds when it comes to the internet would be your big concern for your servers. I currently have around 800 mbps upload and 800 mbps download speeds with my internet.



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MusicMoguls

Wow that is fast lol! how do you get that speed are you in the united states? i have 50 down which is the fastest they offer here in my area i know in bugger cities like the ones in NY, CT, CA have 100 down but that is the fastest i have seen. please let me know what provider your using hahahaha!



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cdrocks

I'm in Ca. and experimenting with fiber right now so i am getting gigabit internet lol!



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procoder

Starting hosting business is really a cool idea. It's not that hard to start a hosting company, but keeping it in the long run it's not easy. First you should know what type of hosting are you trying to offer to your clients.

Shared Hosting- All websites hosted in one server.
Dedicated Hosting - A server dedicated to only one client, so only one website hosted in that server.
Vps Hosting - A server which is divided into virtual servers.

Also you would need a super fast internet connection, a lot of bandwidth, Operating System, WHCMS, and Public IPs too.

My advice : Do not make it public, start hosting your own websites first , and see how it goes, because that will help you to test it and improve your server capability , and keep it mind, that the server will stay always online 24/7/365 and of course that you would need secondary server/s or parts, just in case something happen. Also make sure to protect it from power outages.

I've mentioned only basic things, because that depends on your server specs.



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cdrocks

Yes probably up time and internet speeds are most important don't you think? I mean no one likes slow internet or will pay for a server that is slow.



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procoder

Exactly! But that always depend on the type of hosting which he is trying to offer, but yeah internet speed, bandwidth, and up time are the priority especially when it comes to hosting businesses.



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MusicMoguls

Yes i would offer both deidcated and shared because i have multiple blade servers just laying around. i am most certainly going to try this in the near future for sure. i appreciate your feedback it has been really helpful guys thank you.



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Cristian

Maybe put together your own website offering cheap rates at first? You can find hosting at very cheap rates, but finding quality hosting on good rates is a hard, so that's where you come in, maybe at first you can offer high-quality stuff at very affordable prices.

But I have to ask, once you start this hosting business, what are you going to do if you are not successful? Making people change host after a few months can become a very bad user experience, so unless you are committed to success on the long run, I would personally not offer hosting services.



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