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Thread: How much Techknowladge i need.
02-23-2003, 03:57 PM #1DmXGuest
I'm currently reselling for a major hosting company as a side business, and I'm going to begin doing it full-time, trying to build a full-fledged hosting business (wish me luck!.
I think I have an idea of how the threshold of clients I'll need to financially justify making the switch to a dedicated server (but if you'd like to throw some numbers/suggestions out, i'm all ears), but what I don't know is if i'm technologically proficient enough to operate one. I know a lot of companies--alabanza, dialtoneinternet, etc.--offer control panel software, but i don't know if the software is really idiot-proof enough for just anyone to run a server using it? Thoughts? Endorsements of certain companies, product?
I'm no idiot, but i'm no unix hacker either. So I need to know what I need to learn, if anything, before upgrading to a dedicated server. And, of course, what company to go with
02-23-2003, 05:45 PM #2eHostSpaceGuest
One most importang knowledge you need to know: marketing and sales. Get this well up and I am sure your business will prosper. Also, you need a little knowledge on basics on shell commands, and a little of web designers' knowledge. The best soln is to put yourself in their shoes.
02-23-2003, 11:30 PM #3northwindGuest
Before you start anything. Do your homework =).
Many hosts fail because they get asked technical support questions which they cannot answer because, well, they don't know =).
02-24-2003, 09:19 AM #4eHostSpaceGuest
just a little add on to my previous reply..
do a proper research on the market before you plunge into it. this is definitely a must or else, dun blame anyone when you have to float out.
02-24-2003, 11:02 AM #5northwindGuest
there are many resources to go to before you jump into this growing market.
like this forum =).
02-24-2003, 05:40 PM #6eHostSpaceGuest
basically, you also have to spend quite a lot when starting on a webhosting business. Eg: you need to purchase a web panel (or your could get it free), you might need some billing system etc..
02-25-2003, 04:43 PM #7eHostSpaceGuest
it seems that paint has his account already started up. that's very nice.
03-01-2003, 07:28 PM #8eHostSpaceGuest
Good luck then!
03-02-2003, 05:05 AM #9northwindGuest
now now, let us not get off topic.
03-02-2003, 04:48 PM #10
"Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning."
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