Take the 2-minute tour ×
Server Fault is a question and answer site for system and network administrators. It's 100% free, no registration required.

i want to offer hosting from my dedicated server.

Intel Core2Quad Q9300
8gb DDR2
750gb SATA
Ubuntu Hardy - 64 bit

What software can I use to "split" the server so that I can have like clients use the hosting.

share|improve this question
What type of hosting: web, email, application, etc.? –  joeqwerty Dec 22 '09 at 2:48
it will be used for web hosting –  qour Dec 22 '09 at 2:53
Do you want a full suite of software that allows people to "sign-up" for accounts and so forth? Or are you just needing to check out Apache's Virtual Hosting features? –  mrduclaw Dec 22 '09 at 2:54
i want a full suite of sotware that lets people to sign up for accounts, and automatically configure the server to support the new client. –  qour Dec 22 '09 at 3:17

1 Answer 1

up vote 0 down vote accepted

You shouldn't need any software beyond what's required to serve the sites. Shared hosting is just a matter of creating a user account for each customer, configuring vhosts to serve their stuff, and then watching the cash roll in[1].

If you want to do VPS hosting, then you'll need a virtualisation system like KVM or Xen.

  1. Disclaimer: Cash rarely rolls, and web hosting cash doubly so.
share|improve this answer
i've heard about KVM and Xen. is there a software that makes it easy to run shared hosting ? –  qour Dec 22 '09 at 2:54
Heaps of them, but I'm not a fan of any of them. –  womble Dec 22 '09 at 3:01
where can i find these ? what should i be googling for ? shared hosting virtualization software ? –  qour Dec 22 '09 at 3:16
Do you want shared hosting, or do you want virtual machine hosting? Software to manage the former are typically called "shared hosting control panels". –  womble Dec 22 '09 at 3:25
shared hosting sounds good. okay googling. –  qour Dec 22 '09 at 3:54

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.