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 ?
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.
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.