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Web Host FireHost Partners with Cloud Security Firm Gazzang for Data Encryption
By Nicole Henderson, August 16, 2011 (WEB HOST INDUSTRY REVIEW) — Cloud security provider Gazzang ( announced on Tuesday that managed web hosting company FireHost ( will offer Gazzang ezNcrypt to its customers.
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Horizon Completes SSAE 16 Type II Audits for Three Data Centers
By Justin Lee, August 18, 2011 (WEB HOST INDUSTRY REVIEW) — Colocation provider Horizon Data Center Solutions ( announced on Thursday it has completed SSAE 16 Type II audits for its three data centers.
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Web Host Rackspace Names CSO, Sabre Holdings CEO to Board
By Justin Lee, August 05, 2011 (WEB HOST INDUSTRY REVIEW) — Web hosting provider Rackspace Hosting ( announced on Friday that it has elected Sabre Holdings chairman and CEO Sam Gilliland and Rackspace CSO and cloud president Lew
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Question by : Server requirements for web hosting company?
hello friends,
my question is if some one want to start a web hosting company, then what are the server requirements for that. i means how many servers(linux servers only) are required and what software or servers packages needs for that. also whether i have to install different servers for different servers packages like mail, HTTP, proxy etc.
also is there another methods for servers like cloud(what is cloud computing, i studied that but not understand what it is)
if there some reference or manuals having brief about these, please also paste.

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Answer by Elvin Atom
I like your enthusiasm about it – just jump right into it. I depends how many sites you plan to host and how busy you expect them to be. It is probably safe to say that virtual computing is the way to go. For that you need powerful servers that can handle many virtual machines simultaneously. I want to stress out, however, if you are so fresh to this business, that you don’t even know how to go about it, you might want to get some first hand experience before you start spending money.

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  1. Colanth says:

    Posting these questions says that you lack about 5 years of experience you’ll need to run a web hosting company. Work for one before you try to start one. (Like, do you have the money to pay the staff you’ll need for at least 3 years, before you show a profit? [You’re not going to provide 24/7/365 tech support all by yourself. To 5 people calling at once.])

  2. thundercats says:

    Start small and gradually grow. Two minimum: 1=mail and web, 2=DNS. Pack as many hosts as you can on a server.

    FYI, there are tons of competition for web hosting so you need something to give you that extra edge, whether it’s excellent customer service or uptime or user-friendly cpanel. Keep in mind that you’ll have to deal with lots of issues, eg spammers, phishing, copyright, network attacks.

    Cloud computing is using multiple servers to act as one whole unit–the cloud. Everything is transparent to the end user. A good example is Google Apps. Log on to your GMail and you’ll see a calendar and other goodies. Amazon has one too but there’s a fee.

    If you’re interested, you can try Eucalyptus. It’s included in Ubuntu 9.04 and above as Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud. Two minimum.

  3. Han Si says:

    I think justhost is very suit for you and it is linux server, the price is only 41.88$ a year when using the coupon, you can register a domain free in justhost, you can call them anytime day or night and they SOLVE your problem right then, last week i have bought it, and it is very ok, I have a coupon link to buy it:, the 50% coupon is “50off”.