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I want to start my own hosting company

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  1. mazgalici

    mazgalici Supreme Member

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    I want to start a cheap hosting company. I will use a VPS for the start. What do you think, what scripts should I use?
     
  2. bluerickshaw

    bluerickshaw Junior Member

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    arent you not better off signing up as a reseller of someone line hostnine.com or similar? Unless you're going niche hosting like the blackhat style hosts that have been appearing recently.
     
  3. ukescuba

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    you will need an extremely good/understanding host with excellent technical support

    whmcms to manage your clients
    cpanel/whm for your vps and client control panel
    whmextra for extra server tools and security
    fantastico for extra client tools

    i would also use someone qualified to harden/step up your vps security - i used to know a company that would do that but cant remember there name

    its also useful to know how to use software like putty and know your way around a server and install/config plugins for it...

    just be sure to understand the extent of what is involved - you will also need to provide support too, done properly its a big commitment...

    hth
     
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  4. heiny

    heiny Regular Member

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    I'm just saying......Gooooood luck! Honestly
     
  5. vegasvillan

    vegasvillan Regular Member

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    DONT DO IT!!!

    lol its a pain in the ass
     
  6. abhi1

    abhi1 Power Member

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    lol true that... :D
     
  7. keinehabe

    keinehabe Supreme Member

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    another nice more saturated that '' hosting '' you didn't found right :)? why you didn't think at some other niches like dead already hmmm let's say '' poker - a new poker room site '' ... or '' hot online naked girls chat '' :) ... good luck with suicide of your investment money :)
     
  8. asoduk

    asoduk Registered Member

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    start with a reseller account and grow from there. its too tough of a market to compete online only so you will have to sell offline to make any money.
     
  9. thxflash

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    Amen to that!
     
  10. Allie Albatross

    Allie Albatross Junior Member

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    What niche, other than WhiteHat/BlackHat are their? It would be stupid to think DogHosting, "Hosting for Dog Owners", would be a hit at all. I mean come on. Is niche the only thinking we should have?

    Web Hosting > Reseller Web Hosting > Niche Web Hosting > Sub-Niche Web Hosting
     
  11. heiny

    heiny Regular Member

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    LOL..Who does sub-niche webhosting?

    Look at hive*locity, dedicated web, hostatree etc. - those guys spend advertising $$$ & they make their money back within 6 months. Just be able to have the resources and hope for the most uptime and no sh*t customers
     
  12. TheMadBlackHatter

    TheMadBlackHatter Newbie

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    Running a web hosting company requires a lot of hard work, investment, and understanding. You'll need to know how to promote your company, secure your servers, and handle customers. The initial set up is a bit tedious and you'll most likely lose more money than you'll earn.
     
  13. moromete

    moromete Junior Member

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    Don't do it.I think the market is oversaturated , if you don't come with something new or really good prices ..then you should invest your money at time in something else .
     
  14. guschman

    guschman Registered Member

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    starting with a vps - omg. M8 - do it correct or let it be. What you said is kiddystuff....
     
  15. energetic

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    pm me if u want cheap VPS
     
  16. alexaassassin

    alexaassassin Registered Member

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    Well ...unless you alredy know how to create / fix / ftp / maintain websites
    and troubleshoot email problems for a wide variety of email programs
    or plan to lose lots of $$$ outsourcing that support

    ... just
    - buy a catchy "host-sounding" domain name
    - start a reseller account with a decent host and use the above as the main account
    - host all your own sites there and save a ton of $$$ and learn the control panel well
    - of course create a main site that allows you too look like a host and see how it goes

    - but ... after having done internet tech support and webhosting support for
    a couple of big, big companies ... I can tell you that you really have no idea
    what crap you'll need to put up with from old ladies that want 100% uptima
    and 24'hr phone and email support so that the world can see the 3 photos
    of their cats. Yup - the ones that make you and them the least $$$ will cost you
    the most to support them. Financially and mentally.

    And God forbid they move from Windows 98SE to Vista and expect you to
    make their email "the same as it was before".
     
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