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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.

Best answer:

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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