I would like to get a dedicated server, for my own websites as my demand is pretty intense (had one host shut me down cause I used too much band and too much load on the server). But my space requirements are not very much so I was thinking I would like to sell the rest of the space. This gives me an excuse to get the best server I can .
BUT I'm by no means a techie at all and to think about creating other peoples accounts blah blah technical issues blah blah complaints blah blah etc doesn't do much for me. The only part that interests me is getting paid for the use of the server .
Does anybody know of any solutions where I can get my dedicated server and then get somebody else to handle the menial tasks of web hosting?
Any way you could resell accounts on a dedicated box, and count on the guy you're reselling for to handle the rest and cut you a check each month? You wouldn't own the box, but I'm not sure you'd need to...
Originally posted by JHosts So you want to someone to do your work while you get paid? Hmmmm
I wouldn't mind that either... interested JHosts?
Ok, what I would do is get a VPS.
You could go ahead and get a billing solution, a control panel, a sys admin, and a managed server and outsource your support for, hmmmmm around $400 a month!!!!
Now isn't it easier to just use a VPS and put up a paypal donation button?
Re: I'm thinking of starting a hosting business.....
Originally posted by kleinmeulman BUT I'm by no means a techie at all and to think about creating other peoples accounts blah blah technical issues blah blah complaints blah blah etc doesn't do much for me. The only part that interests me is getting paid for the use of the server .
If this is how you feel about it, maybe you may want to look into an investor type relationship.
Everyone wants a web hosting business to get rich... it takes lots of time and isn't easy (comon you devil advocates, fight me on this).
Take 2-3 months, get a business plan. Register your business. Design your site, hire your staff, setup your guidelines and policies for users and staff. Fire up the servers then get your merchant account so you can start accepting payments.
NOTHING BUT MONEY AFTER THIS. Take your first paycheck, cash it in ones and throw it into a large room. Then you can swim in the sea of cash which the hosting business has brought you in your first month. Soon you will be on the beach with your wireless laptop managing your site living the good life... and when you see me in my basic house, and my basic car... feel sympathetic for me.