Own webservers/hosting

Started by BariBault, Dec 14, 2022, 08:54 AM

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BariBaultTopic starter

Greetings to all! At the moment, we possess a couple of personal servers, namely, SuperMicro SYS-5018A-TN4. Our current focus is on providing hosting services.

Now here's the deal - we have a couple of monetization ideas in mind, but we would love to hear from the more experienced individuals out there.

If you happen to have your own hosting servers, we would love to know how you utilize them to their full potential. Do share your thoughts with us!

Furthermore, we are looking for ways to increase our profitability and expand our business in the future. Any suggestions?
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keiron

Here's a fresh perspective for you. This is how it works - since you're offering hosting services, make sure to factor in the cost of support and advertising which can total to about 50%.

Also, it's essential to have resource redundancy in place. Typically, half of all resources are set aside for backup purposes, official business matters, and to ensure there are extra capacities available when needed.
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meganiams

From my personal standpoint, I always strive to keep myself occupied by exploring new platforms, operating systems, and network protocols. To achieve this, having multiple computers is necessary, and keeping a few servers handy is never a bad idea.

However, if you have an abundance of servers lying around unused, there are a number of things you can do. One option is to create a botnet for purposes such as carrying out DDoS attacks on competitors or sending out mass advertisements. Alternatively, you could try selling these servers to those who need them, thereby making a profit while also aiding others in their ventures.
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evons

Here's my take on it. It is possible to run a web server on almost anything, even an old phone.

However, one major concern when using a specific hardware is to determine how long an old laptop can last while operating 24/7. It's also essential to figure out what to do when the laptop eventually fails (whether to try and revive it, find a similar replacement, or deploy the server on another device).

It's vital to consider these factors to ensure uninterrupted service and prevent any loss of data.
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jahanzaibkhan

Utilizing personal servers for hosting services is a great way to start a business. Here are a few ideas on how to make the most of your servers and increase profitability:

1. Offer various hosting options: Consider providing different hosting plans to cater to a wide range of customers, such as shared hosting, virtual private servers (VPS), or dedicated servers. This allows you to target different market segments and cater to different needs.

2. Focus on specialized services: Identify niche markets or specific industries that require hosting services tailored to their needs. For example, you could specialize in hosting solutions for e-commerce websites or content management systems. By offering specialized services, you can attract customers who value expertise in their particular field.

3. Provide additional services: Expand beyond basic hosting by offering additional services like domain registration, SSL certificates, or website building tools. These value-added services can generate additional revenue streams and attract customers who prefer an all-in-one solution.

4. Upselling and cross-selling: Once you have acquired customers, focus on upselling them to higher-tier hosting plans or offering add-ons like extra storage or bandwidth. Additionally, cross-selling complementary services can help increase your revenue. For example, if a customer buys a hosting plan, you can offer them a discounted domain registration.

5. Improve customer support: Providing excellent customer support can lead to customer loyalty and positive word-of-mouth recommendations. Invest resources in training support staff and implementing efficient ticketing systems or live chat to ensure quick responses to customer inquiries.

6. Explore reseller hosting: Consider becoming a reseller for larger hosting companies. This way, you can resell their services under your brand while benefiting from their infrastructure and support. This lowers initial costs and allows you to focus on marketing and customer acquisition.

7. Marketing and advertising: Develop a strong online presence with a professional website and targeted online advertising campaigns. Implement search engine optimization techniques to improve your website's visibility in search engine results and attract organic traffic. Utilize social media platforms to engage with potential customers and build a community around your brand.
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