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    Thoughts on Proxy Hosting

    Hello All,
    I have been giving some serious thought to start offering cheap Proxy Hosting plans and was wondering if anyone can give me some insight. Here are my thoughts, I was wondering if you had anything to add.

    1. Resource Use - I would be placing these on a seperate dedicated server to keep the useage isolated.
    2. Resource Use - Space and Bandwidth will not be oversold to prevent Abuse
    3. Resource Use - Only PHP Based Proxys are permitted
    4. Server Abuse - Need help with this...
    Any Help with #4?
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    It's best to avoid trying to host large proxy sites that get huge traffic spikes. You'll also need to find a way to carefully monitor your clients as proxies can be abused and used for illegal or unethical means. Placing proxy clients on servers separate from regular shared clients is a good start.

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    Quote Originally Posted by igxhost View Post
    It's best to avoid trying to host large proxy sites that get huge traffic spikes. You'll also need to find a way to carefully monitor your clients as proxies can be abused and used for illegal or unethical means. Placing proxy clients on servers separate from regular shared clients is a good start.
    Hello,
    I am trying to target users who want a personal proxy. I will also run cPanel on the server to limit bandwidth use. The only problem is of couse, preventing abuse.

    I was thinking about offering 3 types of proxies.
    • Plan 1 - Shared IP (50 MB Space and 5 GB Bandwidth)
    • Plan 2 - Dedicated IP (100 MB Space and 50 GB Bandwidth)
    • Plan 3 - Reseller (5 Dedicated IPs + 1 GB Space + 100 GB Bandwidth) - Removed until I can figure out how to stop abuse
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    Quote Originally Posted by KDisk View Post
    Hello,
    I am trying to target users who want a personal proxy. I will also run cPanel on the server to limit bandwidth use. The only problem is of couse, preventing abuse.

    I was thinking about offering 3 types of proxies.
    • Plan 1 - Shared IP (50 MB Space and 5 GB Bandwidth)
    • Plan 2 - Dedicated IP (100 MB Space and 50 GB Bandwidth)
    • Plan 3 - Reseller (5 Dedicated IPs + 1 GB Space + 100 GB Bandwidth) - Removed until I can figure out how to stop abuse
    make a tos that says the end user takes full responsibility or get a host in the netherlands?
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    Quote Originally Posted by darkeden View Post
    make a tos that says the end user takes full responsibility or get a host in the netherlands?
    Of course I will have a 0 Tollerance TOS for abuse. I have no intentions of offering an overseas proxy because that is like me saying that it is "OK".
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    Quote Originally Posted by KDisk View Post
    Of course I will have a 0 Tollerance TOS for abuse. I have no intentions of offering an overseas proxy because that is like me saying that it is "OK".
    I think the only way to prevent it is only allow people to pay if they upload a id and only use it for themselves. other then that I have not seen a host deal with abuse other then suspend them the instant it happens.
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    Proxy hosting is good idea but can be used for illegal actions.
    Be sure to watch your clients and traffics so you can suspend them if they misused it.

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