I too find most aspects of hosting appealing and enjoyable, and I love tinkering with servers remotely (non production machines) to learn and grow and as it can be an expensive hobby. Also I am good at it
Hopefully I will grow to the point where I will make a fair income with it and be more flexible for family life in the future. If not, I will keep doing it anyway.
I started back in 2002 (my first webhosting business). It started off as just me buying a reseller and selling a few friends space to cover my personal website's costs. Then I realized "dang, you can make a little off of this if it's something you like doing". Back then, it was MUCH easier to get started though. Couple of good reviews, and I was pulling in 4-5 clients per day having only been a business a few months. This current webhost I started (if you're wondering why I started a new one, a close friend needed a partner to help her that had experience in the industry), hasn't been as easy. It surely takes a lot more to get off of your feet now, but I still love doing this, and couldn't really imagine any other line of work being as "right" for me.
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I started my first hosting business in 2000, because it was something that interested me, and stilll does. Because of my personal situation in 2004 I had to give the hosting business up, I didn't just pack up and leave though, I had more respect for my clients than that, I actually gave my business to one of my suppliers, for free so that I knew they would be taken care of.
I've decided to start up again because I love webhosting, I've learnt valuable lessons from my previous venture that will ensure that I have the skills, commitment, and passion to offer a better hosting experience for my clients.
Ps, how many webhosts where there in the 70's 80's? Was the Internet around then?
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Well wayback in 2005, I was running a Forum(now its dead) with alot of users.
I was kicked out by 2-3 hosts as my site had heavy traffic and it consumed much server resources.
Then I decided to buy a Reseller for just my forum. I did it and then, I purchased another Reseller on which I started hosting.
After couple of years (in 2008) I got a feeling that I should start a Hosting Company...
and so my venture began from May 2008..
Back in 1998 when I started designing websites, I found I wanted more control over my sites so I bought a T1 line and offered end-to-end service from design to hosting. I keep this business running even though I've had several jobs (even full time) in between. Around 2003, I started getting serious and bought a rack in a Co-Lo provider. Now, I have my own office "mini-datacenter" with a few racks and lots of redundancy. (there's never enough).. There's 2 of us that work on it as needed and are "on call" and I don't even work on it more than 1 hour a day and have about 50 servers now. I'd love to have 100s of servers to manage, maybe someday.
We were six people worked for different Big shot hosting companies, met in a party and became friends. It was during 1996. As the days pass by, We found our passion moving towards starting our own business and we joined our hands. Hence we started our own Hosting company Hexahost.
We started hosting as a business and now it became our Life.
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