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    posted a message on Questions about the hosting buisness
    Thanks for all the replys, My project was mailed in Monday and I have regionals Jan 23. I'll report back with results! Thanks guys!
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    posted a message on Questions about the hosting buisness
    Thank y'all so much, I really don't want to make up my financial numbers up. Can anybody give me their guess of what could be made with a $25K investment in one year? I know i'm far off but i said $30k
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    posted a message on Questions about the hosting buisness
    as compared to rack servers which?
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    posted a message on Questions about the hosting buisness
    Well i know that! that's why i'm trying to learn more about this! I'm not actually in the business, i'm just a customer!
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    posted a message on Questions about the hosting buisness
    which would be better? (server wise)
    and how much would i expect to spend monthly in electricity, internet, etc
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    posted a message on Questions about the hosting buisness
    Quote from Creeperhost_Luke

    As you can see OP, you've opened a can of worms ;)

    I can see that now!

    So
    Quote from JaredT90

    From what I've seen you have a pretty large idea, but what I didn't see is advertisement costs. If you spend majority of you 25k on servers. What's left to advertise that $16k, plus you'd be sitting on them with little to no profit. You should start small and work your way up. If you don't need 8 $2,000 servers off the bat, you really shouldn't buy them. Start with 2-3 unless of course you'd be renting out whole servers, then that's understandable. Otherwise you're wasting a lot of money from my point of view.


    Very Valid Point, So let's update then, Lets say i buy 4-5 blade servers, Rent a place near downtown Dallas/Houston and go with a Business plan from one of the ISP's. What would i be looking at in terms of cost for Internet? I'm not Concerned to much with advertising because if i'm doing this "full-time" I can use Publicity and speak directly with potential customers, not saying i'm not going to advertise!)
    But the budget does not need to be astronomical. Another Big thing for me is setting up a new standard for selling a service. Most of you charge by ram which is misleading to a lot of people because they think the higher the ram the better the server. Now yes the server will be "better" but your minecraft experience won't be better if you don't have things like high bandwidth, SSD, and a good port speed. Since I am asking for an Investment, I'm going to own the hardware. So say i get all of this done, what could i make with 5 servers running at 50-75% capacity in one year (remember i'm not renting)

    Also forgot to mention, I would sell Servers in two diffrent groups one would be normal hosting for Novice users and for people more advanced i would offer total-access packages, those being VPS's Sorry if this sounds incredibly stupid but If it's plausible that's what i'd doAlso thanks for the responses! I'm writing a three page document over this and I want to gather all the information i can!
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    posted a message on Questions about the hosting buisness
    Quote from mikeambrose3

    I would recommend renting servers, as purchasing and collocating would not bring as much profit as owning hardware. I'm sure a few people who do own their network and hardware will disagree, but it's true. Just curious though, what made you want to do this? A few weeks ago you were asking for free servers.

    I've never asked for a free server? I'm interested in learning about what i'm paying for so I decided to make a "company"
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    posted a message on Questions about the hosting buisness
    So i know this is technically not the right place to post this but due to a lack of other options i'll post here.

    I'm doing a project for DECA and I need some information on hosting. The information is strictly for the project.
    The way my project works is kinda like the show Shark Tank. I have Twenty minutes to explain my business and prove that my "Business" is worth investing in. For my project i'm asking for $25k in exchange for %20 equity. Now that that's out of the way I need to gather the following information.

    With $25k, I would buy 8 Servers and use the rest of the funds for website dev, control panel, Internet.

    How much money could i make in one year with 8 ($2000 Dell Servers) with 75% of all the servers being used and %100. I'm open to learning about the variables of server hosting but the financial info is important.

    Also if you don't mind disclosing the information, How much has your company made in it's first year.

    If you don't want other hosters to see feel free to message me.

    Thanks for your time and any information about the server hosting business is appreciated!
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    posted a message on *20% OFF!* Mineocity Hosting | US & Europe Locations | DDoS Protection | Owned Hardware | 40000+ Hosted | One-Click Modpacks
    Great Company! I had no problems, they reviewed my questions fairly quick and not interruptions in service. I'd definitely recommend this to a friend.
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    posted a message on Basic Craft: Tekkit (18+ only) [Beta] {Small community}
    Back from vacation and accepting applications!
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    posted a message on Builders Looking For Community-Centric Server
    Y'all sound absolutly perfect for my server! Basic Craft is Exactly what your asking for

    "We really want to bring together a sense of community on a server, making a place where anyone can build something interesting. We're all fans of towns, group builds, group complexes, etc. We really love places where people can come together to collaborate creatively."

    Check out this post, Basic Craft Everything you asked for is in our post, not to mention we also have the added bonus of being Adult only!

    Also to answer your question, the only thing i want out of this server is to build a strong community because thats what makes a server last. The 3 things my server strives to achive is
    1. A Storng Community (we use Teanspeak and have Towns to help achive this goal)
    2. A fair Server (No one gets creative or flying ability not even donators (they do get some perks) Everyone is equal)
    3. Originality (We want to be our own server not another copy cat)
    About me: Well, i'll be honest i'm a 16 year old from Texas ( I know it's contradictive that I run an adult server) Nobody on the server has a problem with it and to be honest the adult only barrier is really to protect the server from the people who don't put quality into their work or want to tear down others. I have been running Basic Craft since January, (The server has a brand new map though (reset last week) But only becuase it needed it. We voted on the reset. With that said we do vote on Updates once a month so you do have a say on what goes into the server.


    About the Community: We are really Diverse with the Average age being around 27, We have players from around the world so you really get to learn about other cultures and also you get to hear a fun accent haha. We have about 10 players on all the time and we have about 4 mayors. We really mix things up on the server and it's fun to see how things turn out. We've seen everything from 256 block tall cobblestone valcanos to a remake of the acropolis that rivals the real thing. So your Carnival would fit in nicely!


    If you'd like to join us Please fill out the whitelist at the link We'd love to have you join the community!
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    posted a message on Looking for Vanilla (or close) survival server
    are you an adult?
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    posted a message on Basic Craft: Tekkit (18+ only) [Beta] {Small community}
    Sorry guys but I'll have to get one of my staff members to whitelist you as i am on vacation and using a work laptop. But just so you know
    6hawker9, your accepted glad to have you with the community, I will be honest we are new to tekkit server hosting (i've played tekkit for a while though) But we are putting in place measures to prevent map restarts ( world border and backups) L4 is running the server while i'm gone so please direct any questions on the server to him.

    Agentz, Denied, we need more information than that

    Sikras, Your accepted, Let me know when your friends apply, assuming you like the server of course!
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    posted a message on Is avante hosting is good?
    Go look at his forum post and you'll see why i had issues...
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    posted a message on Basic Craft: Tekkit (18+ only) [Beta] {Small community}
    If you were accepted you should've recieved a message with the NEW ip.


    Thanks for playing with the unity community!
    if you have any question L4 will be admin on the server so please direct them at him for now until i return
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