I’m currently running the site http://raginghippie.com
we offer web hosting along with some other services.
Can someone tell me how to start a web hosting service from home? A full-fledged tutorial would be nice.
I’ve done my homework and searched for tutorials and guides on this subject, but all I can find is how to host a website at home, not a web hosting company.
Any answers to this would be highly appreciated.
The short answer is that you shouldn’t run web hosting out of your house. Even with significant upgrades to your setup, you likely will lack the infrastructure to adequately provide for any significant amount of website traffic. And if you are having to ask here how to set one up, then you almost certainly will not have the tools to properly maintain and support it.
A better bet is to become a reseller for an existing host, like GoDaddy — http://www.godaddy.com/gdshop/wwd_landing.asp.You can make money, handle clients, and offer a lot more than you’d be able to putting it together yourself. And if there’s a technical issue, you have a resource to use instead of being on your own.
If you want something more hands-on, you can rent a server from a place like The Planet — http://www.theplanet.com/ — that provides you a server to host on with an admin system like Plesk that is more hands-on as far as setting up accounts and sites, but is pretty simple to use and ensures your hosted sites have proper bandwidth available, site backups, power redundancy and other features a proper web host should have.
on: 30th April 10