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Best Way to Start a Website Hosting Service?

DavidNWelton Re:Plesk (164 comments)

Don't, because the market is full of bedroom hosts who don't know what they're doing.

Don't, because unless you're going into it seriously (and by that I mean investing time and money heavily, hiring enough staff to provide 24/7 support and decent SLAs, and charging appropriately serious money), the margins have to be so low to be competitive that you're losing money when the customer submits more than one ticket a year. Which they will do, because they've come to you, which means they don't know what they're doing.
Hosting is, in some ways (as you aptly describe), a "market for lemons":

http://www.welton.it/articles/webhosting_market_lemons.html

more than 6 years ago

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Programming Language Popularity Statistics

DavidNWelton DavidNWelton writes  |  more than 6 years ago

DavidNWelton writes "I redid some statistics I did a few years ago on programming language popularity. It's not scientific, nor terribly accurate, given that it's simply not possible to know these things at any level of detail, but I do think the results are broadly relevant. Not that you should choose a language based on popularity alone, but it's fun to look at."
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