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1) Me and a friend of mine are about to launch a website and are thinking of building our own server. What are the minimum requirements for a server to be said a good server to be used. The server will host our website only, but we assume that the traffic on the server will be huge, so I want to know how to utilize the connections, what version of PHP, SQL, OS (Windows or Linux), CPanel to use and any other software that will assist. And also, what is the minimum connection speed will be acceptable? over here we have the following connection speeds available (512 Kbps, 1 Mbps, 2 Mbps, 4 Mbps, 8 Mbps, 16 Mbps and 24 Mbps)

2) I`m working on my own to establish a hosting server for my clients, what is the minimum hardware configuration for this one? and how can I install a CPanel for each client as what we see in hosting server like X10, godaddy, hostupon and others?

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closed as not a real question by Holocryptic, John Gardeniers, Mark Henderson May 16 '11 at 0:41

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What you are asking here is for a business model/plan, which we cannot give you. If you are going to go into business providing services to people, you need to get investors and hire people who can answer these questions for you in a manner that makes economic sense for your company. –  Holocryptic May 16 '11 at 0:39
repost yes, also very general question. How huge is huge? Why are you building a server? It would probably be cheaper and certainly easyer to get a standard server from a hosting company that would come pre-installed with CPanel and all the other software you need. And even 24MB/s is far to slow for a server, most servers run at ether 100mb/s or 1gb/s. Not promotion, but I would check out LiquidWeb, they've always been awesome with our servers/sites and their support is probably the best around. –  sam May 16 '11 at 0:40
@samarudge, in defense of the OP, he's referring to Internet connection speed, not internal LAN speed. –  Holocryptic May 16 '11 at 0:42
@Samarudge, while I don't have my own vps experience to draw on, I'm pretty sure that's just the port speed that you're seeing, not the actual internet connection speed. I could be wrong. –  Holocryptic May 16 '11 at 0:56

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This question will be closed soon, for the following reasons:

  1. Don't build your own server. It's not worth the hassle. I used to do this, years ago, and the cost was only marginally cheaper than buying one from Dell or HP, but the reliability was shit.

  2. There is no one size fits all answer for your software requirements. We can't answre this for you. You need to decide which one you're most comfortable with, and are almost always a part of the application considerations, not the server considerations. If you don't know which one you want, then you're out of your depth.

  3. Re your bandwidth, how long is a piece of string? Nobody can answer this. The only person that can even get close is you, based on guessing how many users you'll have and how much data you're going to send. And even then you'll just be guessing.

  4. Re hosting, it sounds like you're out of your depth here, so I would strongly suggest just purchasing a reseller account through any pre-established, high quality hoster already. Your clients will never know the difference, but your life will be so much easier.

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