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Windows 2003 Hosting

LiamM
Grafter
Posts: 5,636
Registered: 12-08-2007

Windows 2003 Hosting

I am seriously thinking about starting a Web Hosting business from home and was wandering what people thought of the following packages :

Home - £50/yr
100Mb Webspace
3000Mb Bandwidth
10 POP3 Addresses
20 Email Forwarders
MySQL
PHP
ASP
ASP.net
HELM Online Control Panel

Small Business-£100/yr
250Mb Webspace
5000Mb Bandwidth
30 POP3 Addresses
50 Email Forwarders
Secure Folders
1 ODBC DSN
1 Domain Aliases (2 Total)
MySQL
PHP
ASP
ASP.net
DNS Zone Manager
MIME Type Editor
HELM Online Control Panel

Larger Business - £200/yr
500Mb Webspace
10000Mb Bandwidth
50 POP3 Addresses
100 Email Forwarders
Secure Folders
5 ODBC DSNs
4 Domain Aliases (5 Total)
MySQL
PHP
ASP
ASP.net
Shared SSL
DNS Zone Manager
MIME Type Editor
HELM Online Control Panel

What are peoples thoughts on these? Anyone got experience in the industry?
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LiamM
Grafter
Posts: 5,636
Registered: 12-08-2007

Windows 2003 Hosting

By the way, these are based on Servers of this spec :

AMD Athlon 3000+
1Gig DDR RAM
2 x 80Gb HDD
Windows 2003 Web Edition
chino
Grafter
Posts: 446
Registered: 27-06-2007

Windows 2003 Hosting

Not bad at all, i am currently with http://www.ukspace4u.biz/ and i have been there a while and my account is no longer listed though it is 1gig of storage, 1 gig a data trafer and all the basics (SQL, CGI, ASP, ASP.NET, FP, IMAP, POP3 (unlimited) HELM control pannel) per month for a cost of about £20 per year..

This was / still is i think run by a lady in Coventry (could be a reseller)

Overall your specs seem good...

Mark
Community Veteran
Posts: 14,469
Registered: 30-07-2007

Windows 2003 Hosting

PC specs and features are good.

How will these connect to the internet - not via ADSL I hope as you only have 256Kbs upload speeds which are not fast enough for webservers.

You probably need to invest in raid hardware for reliablility.

How do you intend to backup the systems in the event of hardware failures etc?

And you will need a good firewall.
LiamM
Grafter
Posts: 5,636
Registered: 12-08-2007

Windows 2003 Hosting

It's all through a datacentre through multiple Teir 1 bandwidth providers. 2 x 80Gb HDDs in a RAID configuration with nightly backups. Firewall goes without saying.