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how do i start a web hosting bussines from my own server

Post by mike2148 » Wed Jun 08, 2016 6:15 am

I want to buy my own server and start web hosting from it do you know where I can learn how to do this

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Re: how do i start a web hosting bussines from my own server

Post by david63 » Wed Jun 08, 2016 7:22 am

Did you try using Mr Google? - he can normally answer this type of question.

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Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Wed Jun 08, 2016 12:46 pm

if you are talking about from your home, then you can't really do it.

your home internet service is not powerful enough to run a hosting company from.

your internet provider will not allow you to do it

heck, it is not even a good idea to attempt to just run your own sites from a home server much less try to run a hosting business that way.


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Re: how do i start a web hosting bussines from my own server

Post by enter a valid email » Fri Jun 10, 2016 9:25 pm

then you can't really do it.
I know someone who does it but...*
your home internet service is not powerful enough to run a hosting company from.
how did you know that?
Here in Vienna some Apartment are connected to a Fiber with 100Mb/s for 39,90€/ Month. :roll:
Flat and Fix IP.
your internet provider will not allow you to do it
because why? Not everything what is in the Therms and Condition are legal.

* he invest a huge amount of Money into an UPS/ Diesel Backup, he buy directly from US some HP Rack Server system for thousands of €/ $. He cant make Holidays and have to be an in Area to maintain the Server if something happened....

So yes its possible but hard work and cost a huge amount of money to be cheap.

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Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Sat Jun 11, 2016 2:23 am

If you have spent a large amount of money on equipment and bandwidth etc. etc. then you are not really running a home server based website.

as for your ISP, read the TOS and yes, most ISPs' TOS will be legal. they have lawyers to create them.

I agree that some things might be different in different countries but my main point is that running a website with any traffic will need much more resources than most home servers can provide.

It is not about your internet speed at your apt./home it is about the bandwidth allowed etc.

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Post by Ralphort » Sat Jun 11, 2016 4:11 pm

You can host multiple websites from home but it's very hard to get at business level. Hosting websites are not like hosting a game. You don't need large amount of bandwidth to upload pages from your server. You don't even need rack servers or even powerful computers for it. Most quality NAS devices (even the low-end ones) nowadays (like Asustor, Qnap & Synology) have the option for you to run multiple web, voIP, etc. servers on a single device (not talking of 2 or 3 websites here but a lot). On a professional level, it's a different story. Setting up a control panel on a web platform (like Cpanel) can be costly because of licensing requirements. You also need to set up a reccurring billing method which again cost extra to set up. Customer support is another thing. There are internet providers that allow web hosting & have no bandwidth caps.

You can forget about backup UPS. You don't need that thing. I have mine running 24/7 for 2 years now without any backup UPS. Barely turn the server off unless I need to reboot it which only takes a minute or two to restart & remove the dusts like twice a year.
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Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Sat Jun 11, 2016 4:21 pm

you can setup all the website you want on even a raspberry pi computer. that is not the point.

the point is that if your goal is to have traffic on your site you need the bandwidth to support the traffic.

your home ISP is not going to be happy if you start getting thousands of hits a day to your home server when you are not paying them for a commercial account. not to mention, that your visitors will simply go somewhere else because when the traffic gets heavy the site will slow down to a crawl because your home ISP account can not handle that much traffic.

can you do it for a few sites for you and your friends? sure. can you do it for your business where you need the site to be always up and always available no matter how many customers come by at once? not likely.

if your website is important to you ( whether is is a forum or some other type site) then you should pay the very small amount of money it takes to get a real hosting account. the hosting companies have the equipment, bandwith, speed etc. to run web servers. unless you are willing to invest in all of that, your website will not work very well.

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Post by Ralphort » Sat Jun 11, 2016 4:50 pm

Just remember, you don't need Google fiber to run multiple websites at home. A good internet, not a sub T1 speed will do just fine. Adding quotas for maximum monthly bandwidth & what & what's not allowed is a must. Again, it's possible to host multiple websites at home. Remember, this business level web hosting services also host multiple websites on a single virtual host server machine (load balancing are pure crap) unless it's a purely dedicated server (for web, game,etc.) which is very expensive to rent. Still I just don't think you can pull it through on a business grade level even if you have better web hosting set up than this business level web hosting services providers.

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Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Sat Jun 11, 2016 5:10 pm

It is not about the difference between your setup for a webserver and a normal web hosting company. the difference is that the web hosting company has a much larger ISP pipeline and can handle the traffic coming to your website(s) than you can usually get with a home internet connection. so the problem is related to your internet speed and bandwidth allowance etc.

remember, there is no such thing as unlimitetd bandwidth. they tell you that but read the TOS and you will see that if you are using more resources than what the ISP thinks is average or normal, they will either bill you or terminate your account etc.


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Post by enter a valid email » Sat Jun 11, 2016 9:06 pm

You can forget about backup UPS. You don't need that thing. I have mine running 24/7 for 2 years now without any backup UPS.
lol... my hole IT System @Home are behind an UPS. There are an huge amount of small <1sec. Power Failures and other dis harmonics. :roll:
If you have not your own Power generator you get screed up soon.

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Post by Ralphort » Wed Jun 15, 2016 3:06 am

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You can forget about backup UPS. You don't need that thing. I have mine running 24/7 for 2 years now without any backup UPS.
lol... my hole IT System @Home are behind an UPS. There are an huge amount of small <1sec. Power Failures and other dis harmonics. :roll:
If you have not your own Power generator you get screed up soon.
Been running multiple electronic equipments (ham radios, gaming], server computers, etc.) at home for years. I also have a habit of pulling out the power cord while my equipments on if I can't fix things the normal way. Even working on computers during stormy weather (thunder & lightning). So far it's working for me. I got tired of using my UPSs after replacing its batteries several times. The power grid here in the US is very robust. In my 20+ years living in America it's extremely rare I've experienced power failures. Back in the 80s in the opposite side of the globe where I grew up electricity sometimes get rationed during summer if there's not enough water flowing the hydroelectric source. If we ever have power sometimes it's not enough to power the whole house.
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Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Wed Jun 15, 2016 3:19 am

losing power while the equipment is on rarely causes any problems other than losing any files you were working on at the time of the outage. the real problems happen if your equipment is set to start automatically after a power failure. it is the surge that can happen then that causes damage. I lose power during rain storms often where I live . I have never had any damage from it in any of the equipment I have on 24/7 around here. several pcs, a couple of laptops, a server, several tvs etc.
I have everything set to NOT automatically start after and outage.



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Post by Ralphort » Wed Jun 15, 2016 3:52 am

Let just put it this way as I'm running out of English.

"APC, Cyberpower, etc. won't get anymore money from me. I stopped using UPS for several years now without any problems."

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Post by Methen » Wed Jun 15, 2016 11:33 pm

in my opinion its simply not worth it, There is nothing wrong with hosting your own site, something I have always wanted to do so I can tell all these web host and their censorship where to stick it, But I lack the money and skills...

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Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Thu Jun 16, 2016 1:06 am

Methen wrote:in my opinion its simply not worth it, There is nothing wrong with hosting your own site, something I have always wanted to do so I can tell all these web host and their censorship where to stick it, But I lack the money and skills...
you are always complaining about censorship. what in the world are you wanting to post or put on a website that is so bad that you run into censorship? in all the years I have been doing this, censorship has never been an issue on any host I have had. heck, you can even run a porno site on many hosts around the world without any censorship other than child porn stuff.


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