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  • Accounting Pitfalls – know them to be able to a...
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    Accounting Pitfalls – know them to be able to avoid them
    Let me say up front I’m not an accountant. I’ve been running a hosting company since 03. I’ve learned alot of things alongs the way and wanted to share my experience to help others avoid some pitfalls and FFWD the learning curve. 1. Don’t put accounting on the back seat. Accounting and finances are the very important part of running a hosting business. Mistakes in this area can be very COSTLY and can set you back alot (even break you). 2. Learn about taxation. Thoroughly research this subject. Make sure you learn as much as you can. 3. Once you go through step 2 and le...
  • Setting up your business checklist
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    Setting up your business checklist
    Well surprise to say i am unable to provide a quick fix, an invaluable method for becoming a millionaire or how to gain so many visitors your server explodes. However i can provide you with a simple checklist of things need doing to start your hosting business, as dumb as it may sound i found writing everything out on paper helps a great amount: - Finding a host Well the first thing is to find a VPS or Dedicated server host that is within your budget. You need to consider all the options. Do i use linux? Cent OS, Redhat? perhaps Windows? Also what control panel to use, cPanel? Plesk? DirectAdm...
  • Why Your Business Will Fail
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    Why Your Business Will Fail
    Why Your Business Will Fail This article is not about writing a business plan. Its not about your lack of technology savvy, nor your inability to slap together a few decent resources and turn it into a web hosting business. And its definitely not an article about why you should not start your own web hosting business. Then what is it about? Good question. Its about why your business will fail, regardless of how good your business plan is, regardless of how much technological knowledge you possess, regardless of your experience and the resources you have available to you. Your business will fai...
  • Common Mistakes New Businesses Make
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    Common Mistakes New Businesses Make
    Just because you have a plan doesn’t mean it will work. All of these are common but sometimes we all need a reminder to steer our business ship away from the rocky coast. *Adapted and taken from Writing Business Plans That Get Results Industry: The section will discuss the larger business environment and trends. By going over the industry, you can also show how your business will address it. Common Mistakes: 1.Failing to demonstrate a well-rounded knowledge of the industry 2.Appearing to be a fly-by-night operation 3.Appearance of a lack of direction. Your Product/Service: The section ...
  • Share your Knowledge: Promote Your Hosting Business
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    Share your Knowledge: Promote Your Hosting Business
    If you are like me, you enjoy helping other people. One way to help people is to share your knowledge with those who could benefit from it. Because the Internet is so massive, it is certain that there are people out there who would love to read what you write. Our company was on Google page five for this service a about 10-months ago and now we have progressed to page two. We have not made it to the coveted page one yet but we are steadily making progress in that direction. Our efforts do not preclude hiring an outside SEO firm to assist us, an option that we are actively considering now. In a...
  • Secrets to Running a Successful Hosting Company
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    Secrets to Running a Successful Hosting Company
    The market is good for new Web hosting companies. According to Forrester Research, there is now positive if modest growth for Web hosting and managed IT services, at both the enterprise and SMB levels. The hosting industry is one of the few profitable sectors of the Internet. As such, large corporations such Yahoo are offering Web hosting services. You, too, can join this highly profitable business and reap the financial awards — but only if you do it right. To build a successful Web hosting company, I offer the following two time-tested and proven rules: Focus on offering high-quality...
  • Proxy Connections With SSH or PUTTY
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    Proxy Connections With SSH or PUTTY
    There are four very good reasons why you’d want to proxy internet applications thru a SSH tunnel – either for security (local traffic between you and the server running SSH will be encrypted), for privacy (hiding your “real” IP address), for technical reasons (such as IP-based authentication mechanisms that you’d like to be able to access even from multiple locations or with dynamically-assigned IPs) or, of course, just because you can. Since there have been a number of questions here lately about how to proxy connections thru a server – often phrased someth...
  • Install Apache 2.0
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    Install Apache 2.0
    —————————————- Note: This how-to has worked fine on plesk and cpanel servers and numerous tests. I cannot guarentee it will work on yours and cannot take responsibility for the outcome. I do not recommend running this how-to on an ensim server. —————————————– Note: Text in blue are commands that should be run from the root shell FRESH INSTALL This part of the how-to is for a clean install only, for upgrades please scroll down. Make a...
  • Install Unrar on CentOS
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    Install Unrar on CentOS
    Code: wget http://dag.wieers.com/packages/unrar/unrar-3.6.2-1.el4.rf.i386.rpm rpm -Uvh http://dag.wieers.com/packages/unrar/unrar-3.6.2-1.el4.rf.i386.rpmand to extract a file user you typeCode: unrar e -kb rarfile.rarTweet Incoming search terms for the article:unrar centos (100)centos unrar (88)install unrar centos (65)how to install unrar on centos (35)install unrar on centos (24)centos install unrar (18)unrar centos 5 (16)install unrar in centos (14)unrar for centos (11)unrar on centos (11)centos unrar install (9)unrar in centos (8)install unrar centos 5 (7)centos 5 install unrar (7)...
  • Zend Opt., IonCube, eAccelerator [all at once]
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    Zend Opt., IonCube, eAccelerator [all at once]
    Install IonCube: ==================================Code: wget http://downloads2.ioncube.com/loader_downloads/ioncube_loaders_lin_x86.tar.gz tar zfx ioncube_loaders_lin_x86.tar.gz cd ioncube #### replace below with the version tree you have (I will use 4.4) cp ioncube_loader_lin_4.4.so /usr/local/lib/php/extensionsAdd this line BEFORE any other zend_extension (e.g. Zend Optimizer or eAccelerator). (#### replace below with the version tree you have (I will use 4.4))Code: zend_extension = /usr/local/lib/php/extensions/ioncube_loader_lin_4.4.so================================== Instal...