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I have Brand New server + Verizon Fios

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by CyrusVirus, Sep 25, 2009.

  1. CyrusVirus

    CyrusVirus BANNED BANNED Premium Member

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    ok, so i bought a server today, not quite sure why but i did and was wanting to post something on BHW about it. maybe help someone out idk. you guys have any ideas. im not trying to make any money from it. just got it for the sole purpose of owning it. also, if i wanted to post it somewhere for hosting websites, where would i post it on here?

    sorry if this isnt a good thread. to the MODS,
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  2. matsta

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    To be honest, you don't want to get into the hosting industry.

    Everyone thinks it's as easy as getting a server and installing a billing manager but it's much more complicated then that.

    Basically you need to reply to tickets whenever possible, and maintain the server to avoid downtime.

    Also owning a couple servers doesn't make you much money. Really the only guys that make money in hosting is the big boys who own datacenters. If you add up the server costs, control panel costs, billing manager costs, outsouricng support costs, server admin costs. Yea so in the end you end up making hardly anything.

    Also you gotta experiment quite a lot with prices to get some nice sales. Usually when news guys launch they give pretty crazy discounts and basically run at a loss.

    So yea my advice stay out of it. I mean if you get 2 or so bad reviews on WebHostingTalk, you can basically kiss your name away. The mods even record bad reviews which could result you in getting banned from promoting your site on WHT.

    So yea in terms of a server there's not much you can really do to make some money. Mailing is gonna get your ip's blacklisted in 5mins and hosting isn't a great route. You can do free hosting, but once again it's a hassle getting rid of all the doorway/phising pages and it's extremely hard to monetize.

    So what I would do, is get to learn linux shell commands. They do come in handy later on.

    Just my 2ยข :)
     
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    Maybe look into Seedboxing and seed the hell out of your favorite shows or a documentary on a cause you want to support?
     
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    Whats under the hood of that server?
     
  5. CyrusVirus

    CyrusVirus BANNED BANNED Premium Member

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    Masta, thanks for the input on that im guessing that a server running would cost me tons, so your right. maybe ill just set it up to host files for BHW or something along those lines. have it host the files you guys upload, but i still have to talk to harro or dave. because its dave's site. its his option. gotta pm him. i would sooo do that for now charge lol