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.
Start small and gradually grow. Two minimum: 1=mail and web, 2=DNS. Pack as many hosts as you can on a server.
FYI, there are tons of competition for web hosting so you need something to give you that extra edge, whether it’s excellent customer service or uptime or user-friendly cpanel. Keep in mind that you’ll have to deal with lots of issues, eg spammers, phishing, copyright, network attacks.
Cloud computing is using multiple servers to act as one whole unit–the cloud. Everything is transparent to the end user. A good example is Google Apps. Log on to your GMail and you’ll see a calendar and other goodies. Amazon has one too but there’s a fee.
If you’re interested, you can try Eucalyptus. It’s included in Ubuntu 9.04 and above as Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud. Two minimum.
on: 19th December 10