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Jan 19th, 2001, 04:25 PM
HELLO I have a question.
What do I need, or how can I become a backbone host (not a resseler) to host websites and domain names. I know I need a good server or servers (for back up in case one goes down) for high percentage uptime.
What kind of software, liscences (if any), or other do I need to provide hosting?
I am a webdesigner and have a few people that work with me designing webpages; what I want to do is not only design webpages but also offer my clients domain name registration service and hosting.
I would very much appreciate any advice you can give me to get started.
Thank you very much
Jan 22nd, 2001, 06:41 AM
Basically you need to setup an entire network center: Servers, connections, A/C, UPS, security etc.
Jan 23rd, 2001, 11:21 AM
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They offer a varity of different packages!
[Edited by Jaiem on 03-22-2001 at 04:04 PM]
Jan 23rd, 2001, 07:54 PM
Jan 23rd, 2001, 08:19 PM
If you have deep pockets you can buy your own servers; software with licenses; hire tachnical people to set these servers; hire a space with network provider etc... all these are quite expensive and time consuming.
Better to buy a dedicated server plan with all the features you wish to offer your clients.
Feb 20th, 2001, 05:56 AM
You'll find it much easier to start with leasing a server or two from a reputable dedicated server host. If things take off, and you feel moving into your own bought servers is viable then make the move.
The problem with a lot of companies these days is they overspend too soon, and find the torrent of signups they expected is little more than a trickle. Just look at the newspapers for many fine examples of "dot.bombs"
Mar 22nd, 2001, 01:37 PM
Without a doubt if hosting is not your core business, you do not want to be setting up a datacenter, very high bandwidth lines etc, your best bet to getting started is to look for dedicated hosting (where you will be responsible for what goes on on the server) or managed hosting (where the hosting company) will look after your machine. Either way, the high bandwidth, security, backup etc. is their problem.
For high uptimes, then dual redundant servers or load balanced servers would be required. You would also need to pick a platform to standardise on - Windows or Unix.
Hosting companies at this level have usally been very helpful at giving advice on dedicated or managed setups so try a few of the hosts in webhostdir.com.
Mar 22nd, 2001, 02:02 PM
All good advise. Also, be sure to have a good solid business plan in place to get customers. The best data center in the world won't bring in customers without a plan to ge them. And don't forget customer support is part of the service package, not a nice-to-have after thought.
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