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Old 06-17-2006, 04:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Buying a server.

Ive had an idea for a whle now about starting a webhost company.

I live in the uk though and everyone knows how far ebehind we are on our internet connection.
The highest i could find was 25mb downspeed, but im not sure of the upload...
would it matter what the upload speed is and whats the minimum speed i could have.

Also what do people think of this idea, and how much would a decent enough server cost me just to get started.

I dont have alot of money right now, but would love to get it started and see how it goes...


ps- if you think this is a stupid idea please say, but i know a guy making 700 a week and it costs him 200 a month to run it.

Sounds good but is it just too common now????

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Old 06-17-2006, 05:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You would want to look into Buissness Grade Broadband. Would be worth while contacting BT as they tend to handle broadband for schools and high-end buissness. My dad works for them and there are variations higher than 25mb.

Use that form and search around. there are different prices depending on your needs.

For a 2mb/2mb connection it's around 2mb, but it is worth contacting a supplier and asking about a dedicated Internet server package.

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Old 06-17-2006, 06:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Just rent a server space. Its all in the upload speed and renting for $7 or < 4 pounds a month is much cheaper than purchasing a $3000 a month OC line.
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