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is it hard to make webhosting?

Discussion in 'Free hosting discussions' started by rajeshbharati2, May 21, 2011.

  1. rajeshbharati2

    rajeshbharati2 New Member

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    do you guys think webhosting is difficult ? if yes why if not why?
     
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    sander k Well-Known Member NLC

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    It can be hard when something goes wrong, like for example a server goes down.
    But most of the time it is pretty easy :)
     
  3. ThePro

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    Hard at the start, but you get used to it.
     
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    trilex47 New Member

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    its not difficult to come up with a cpanel free hosting lol . but if you wanna become unique then yes its very difficult

    Mat
     
  5. deeplist

    deeplist Entrepreneur NLC

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    It's not difficult if you know what you're doing and you're not some 12 year old idiot. You need to have some knowledge of linux, unless you're running a windows server. Some business knowledge is also needed if you plan to be around for more than a month.
     
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    SiberForum New Member

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    Knowledge and skills are your power. For me personally it would be difficult not because I do not understand its principles - being a representative I have learned it rather deep, but because I do not like the job of hosting manager or administrator.

    In other words much depends on the will and desire of the certain person and skills.
     
  7. zoohe

    zoohe New Member

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    it is not hard

    :wave:
    it is not hard to make a website,but it is difficult to make everyone to visit it.
     
  8. TaoPhoenix

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    It's very hard to last more than a year. In my research, the first flipover point is 7 months for a host to fold.
     
  9. Seraphim

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    It all depends on the size at which you start. Starting out with very little to work with is the hardest. You have to be competitive, but don't have anywhere near the resources to fling about that your competitors do. It's a harsh marketplace, and you will never get rich quick in it.

    Ultimately at the smallest possible scale it comes down to a delicate balance of micromanagement and good practices in order to make the little bit you have to start with be enough to stand your ground on. Survival at this level means that you have no choice but to wear all of the hats yourself. You personally oversee every single detail about your hosting business, from the configuration of the servers you are using to supervising your customers so that they don't abuse your services and cause problems.

    It is a lot of work to take on, and you'll lose a lot of money your first few years. Don't expect to see any profits at all for at least a year, sometimes even as long as 2-3 years before your investment starts to pay off. Google Adsense doesn't begin payout until you reach $100 in your account with them. So even if you get paying customers right out of the gate, you'll struggle to make ends meet for a long time before you have enough clients and your clients have enough regular traffic just to pay the bills for the servers you are using.

    If you survive the beginnings as a one man operation providing good service and fair rates, then your business starts to grow up and you can hand off the parts of the job you don't care for to your new employees. However as long as you sit in the center seat you always will have to be responsible for your business, and will be responsible for making the decisions that affect your success and your profitability.

    Now if you have the money to invest, you can skip the beginnings of being a lonely administrator with a couple boxes and a lot of dreams, and jump right into a small operation with several servers and people to help you run things. But for this avenue you automatically become management, and as such have to be certain of your skills in managing such an enterprise or your money will vanish even faster than starting up as a one man show.
     
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    Most just purchase a reseller and start reselling lol :)
     
  11. Tyler

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    Everything Seraphim said is indeed true. In the end though, how profitable you become is entirely based on the effort you put into your company and if you know what market to target. If you go in starting a "web host" thinking you will instantly get rich, you will fail. On the other hand, if you actively target the correct audience and offer the thing they desire most (say, a VPS for instance) you could strike gold.

    Take Brohoster for instance, we opened up in 2010 and just kind of floated until we started actively targeting certain areas. We now proudly host over 3900 game servers and have over 60 physical servers on the SoftLayer network.
     
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    I have had some experience in this area and would have to say a lot depends on both what systems you use and also how you promote the service itself.

    I have found that advertising on popular webhosting directories and forums (be sure to use the appropriate Advertising sections), is the best way to promote such a service.

    Also, it would seem that free services are a lot easier to start than paid ones, because if you promote them correctly, you should start to get customers fairly quickly.
     
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    What might be hard for one is not hard for another. Here much depends on your skills and knowledge which might lead you to success, while the lack of business instinct could bring you to bankruptcy .

    I think you have already got enough advice on how to do it, now just make sure you are ready to start.
     
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    i think if your that nervous about it..why not try online tutoring
     
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    it's not hard if you have professional tools & resources, easyly you could give webhosting service.
     
  16. Hostings

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    hey

    yap its hard to make webhosting
     
  17. Mrelipz

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    its not easy money it requires effort but yeah its not much difficult :)
     
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    it is a very serious business, which requires significant investment and a human effort.
     
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    no it is the easiest part of website development
    just need to add hosting but SEO is the difficult part
     
  20. TaoPhoenix

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    Nah Paul, SEO is getting recognized by Google and slammed. The basic business of running a business for more than 14 months is what this question is about - the twerps croak at the 4-7 month mark.
     

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