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Kalyan Anand
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How easy/difficult is it to start a web hosting company ?
One of my juniors who passed out very recently has started it and I got to know that it is working really well. Now they are hosting a lot of ecommerce sites , blogs. I wondered whether it was so easy to start such a company. Any thoughts ?
Joe Ess
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I'd expect the market to be saturated and very hard to break into.
Have a look at this recent Slashdot discussion. A typical comment:
Unless you have some source of customers, i.e. you are a web-developer, or have lot of friends who want a sub-par web host, you'll need to advertise. The hosting market is incredibly saturated and Adwords on hosting keywords is very expensive. . . . it's probably more profitable to get a second job at McDonald's.


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Sagar Kale
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One of my friend is doing this from very long time but he could not earn much in this business.
Mike Isano
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Joined: Jan 19, 2007
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Don't start a hosting company.


Just dress up like a clown, jump into a giant aquarium, and sing the lyrics to "hit my with your best shot" by Pat Benatar backwards. At least that will make more sense than starting a hosting company.
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I think "Love is a Battlefield" would be a better tune selection.


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Chris Creed
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Depends on how much of a masochist you are I suppose.

Outside of having a niche (and really, what niche hasn't been covered in that industry by now?) there's no point.
 
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