I am most likely going for a re-seller type set up, but was wondering if you could all make suggestions if I were to host with my own hardware all the things I would need... Is one Linux box enough to start with and where do you purchase all that type of stuff... I'm assuming it's not done through your local computer store
Also what type of internet connection do you need? I'm assuming one that will not break so is a cable ok? Would you purchase a dedicated line maybe?
I think you are getting confused between dedicated server and virtual hosting server and hosting at home.
If you really want to host a site or many website, hosting using home connections are not recommended at all and infact a lot of ISP will not allow it.
I am no expert but buying a linux box is not enough. My suggestion is to get hold of (ie purchase) a virtual hosting account or a vps or a dedicated server on the net. And getting the latter two would require some knowledge of server management or would have to pay extra $$$ to pay for management service.
How about starting out with, what kind of budget do you have
Generally you would want to stay away from trying to host from your house. It'll actually be cheaper if you get a reseller plan at first. Try that and if things go well you'll gain experience and can get your own equipment later when you have more clients.
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