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  1. #1
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    Mar 2002

    Post Help

    I am considering starting my own webhosting company and I wanted to get some input from other great users here at WHT.

    1. Would you sign up on a plan such as the following?


    Domains: 10
    Subdomains: Unlimited!
    Space: 500mbs
    Bandwidth: 15gbs
    Control Panel: HPSHERE
    MySQL Databases: 10
    POP E-Mails: Unlimited!
    FTP Accounts: 10
    Dedicated IP: Included

    Monthly Price: $09.99


    Domains: 20
    Subdomains: Unlimited!
    Space: 1000mbs
    Bandwidth: 30gbs
    Control Panel: HPSHERE
    MySQL Databases: 20
    POP E-Mails: Unlimited!
    FTP Accounts: 20
    Dedicated IP: Included

    Monthly Price: $19.99


    Domains: 30
    Subdomains: Unlimited!
    Space: 1500mbs
    Bandwidth: 45gbs
    Control Panel: HPSHERE
    MySQL Databases: 30
    POP E-Mails: Unlimited!
    FTP Accounts: 30
    Dedicated IP: Included

    Monthly Price: $29.99

    $1.00 per gigabyte of additional bandwidth.

    2. Where can I actually buy the rack fitting server cases? I can find all other parts for the servers except for the cases themselves.

    3. Would you recommend starting a hosting company with higher prices and a guaranteed 100% uptime or much lower prices and a 99.5% uptime?

    4. Is this good enough technical support?

    Our technical support options will include:

    1. An easy to use support ticket form which will be monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Responces are guaranteed within and hour and all problems are guaranteed to be solved within six hours or we will reward you with free service!

    2. Support forums will also be available where the community of UltimaHost users can help each other out with basic questions and it may also be used for simple discussion as well.

    3. Direct e-mail to one of our three administrators at one of the following addresses:

    [taken out due to request]

    5. Do people generally like the HSPHERE control panel over something like PLESK and should I use HSPHERE over PLESK?

    6. Are these servers fast enough?

    Our servers will be built using the following standards:

    Two Intel Xeon's 2800mhz Processors totalling to 5600mhz!

    100gb 7200rpm Hard Drive (if you need extra space, it will be available!)

    1024mbs of DDR-RAM (which means double the speeds of other hosts which use SD-RAM)

    Red Hat Linux 7.3 (that will be updated as the operating system is updated, unlike other hosts which keep you out of date)

    HSPHERE UNLIMITED control panel for each of our clients to control the way their webspace acts and feels

    PHP, MySQL, Python, CGI, SSI, and support for other features as well.

    Please remember that the servers will never hold more than 100 clients, and that is if they are on the smallest plan!

    If there are more clients with larger plans, we will have even less than this number as we want to keep our servers running their maximum speeds. Our servers will not need to be rebooted for months at a time!

    7. Any other tips for a starting webhost?
    Last edited by sephira; 09-12-2002 at 08:36 PM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2001

    Re: Help

    Originally posted by Seph

    7. Any other tips for a starting webhost?
    Sure, posts like this should be made in the advertising section of WHT

    BGP Blend of Telia, GTT, Zayo, and Cogent in One Wilshire, Los Angeles!
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  3. #3
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    Mar 2002
    How is it advertising if I never gave out a single URL or even started the host yet?

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Troy, Missouri USA
    Your plans are fine if your costs are that low.

    The rack mount cases can be ordered at any large PC supplier, you might consider leasing a rack or 1/2 rack from a host.

    99.5 is good enough for most websites, you need to decide what kind of clients you want. Many people that visit this forum only care about the price until they get burned enough.

    6 hours is enough for most problems, but you might want to exclude problems out of your control.
    CPanel is popular here on WHT, H-SPHERE has a little higher learning curve.

    Two Intel Xeon's 2800mhz is over kill for most web servers, but if you can make the pricing work out for you fine. If you are using this high end of processors I would also use SCSI RAID drives.

    (1024mbs of DDR-RAM) 2GB of Registered EEC Ram would be better.

    The lasted is not always the best when it comes to server OSís. Yes you want all of the lasted security updates but not always the latest version. To many times new bugs and holes are introduced into the latest versions. Wait to hear if anyone else is having problems.

    You do not mention backing up the servers, backing up to Tape or a different server is the best way. If you use a second drive and the server is hacked all of your data is at risk.
    Last edited by sitekeeper; 09-12-2002 at 09:04 PM.

  5. #5
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    Aug 2002
    help! i need somebody
    help! not just anybody
    help! oh, you know i need somebody..


    when i was younger, so much younger than... [UhhMm].. oh, sorry.. the title of this thread got me started singing ;-) Next time, i'll try and control myself ;-)
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  9. #9
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    Jun 2001
    Doesn't really help much to bump a thread in a forum where threads are sorted by creation date.
    There is no best host. There is only the host that's best for you.

  10. #10
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    Mar 2002
    That's a good point... I'm just unfamiliar with this forum, as it was not created in this forum, but was moved to this forum.

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