Hosting opening and development

Started by inaevrodom, Aug 26, 2022, 09:25 AM

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Good evening.

I would like to discuss with you the hosting business or the development of a hosting service as such on a small scale.
Let's imagine that there is an N-th amount of money and a desire to open hosting service.
Experienced sharks and bison, tell me how things are in this difficult matter?

1. What is the approximate payback period for a small hosting operator? Which wagon and a small cart on our Internet.
2. What injections, of course, in your opinion, are necessary to open hosting service. In terms of money.
3. What billing do you prefer to use from what is on the market?
Which DCs to take and where is it better to take servers?
4. What kind of hired server admins do you need to take and who provides such services?
5. Any advice about experienced hosting providers?

It is clear that nobody will ever say what and how in the end, but it is always worth listening to opinions and advice!
Is there a hosting forum somewhere where all providers communicate with each other?

Thank you all!


I will assume that "small scale" means a small income, but the expenses will be like everyone else (not small). Due to the scale, large players will be able to offer lower prices + they have recognition + they have trust (how many years on the market). And what can a small hosting provider offer?

"Not knowing the ford, do not go into the water." M.b. you should get a job at a hosting company and look at their kitchen from the inside.

For hosting service in its purest form, you need a team of prof. admins and a great desire on their part to develop this business. We didn't have the last one. Maybe some kind of borderline option in the form of a service, for instance, some kind of constructor?

To get started and develop, you first need to take care of convenient registration / payment, fast 24/7 operational support and fault tolerance (backups, backup servers, etc., to recover in minutes).
Infrastructure can naturally be rented.


Currently, this business has many competitors. And at the same time, the dollar exchange rate is growing, and there are no more customers. Think for yourself whether a small hosting will be able to compete with already well-known brands. If there is still a strong desire to start such a business, then first try yourself in attracting customers. No matter how well you understand the technical part, advertising will play a major role. Try yourself in marketing with another major provider under the affiliate program.