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Thinking about reselling some of my server space (Hints/Tips?)

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by =MGN=RedEagle, Jun 30, 2014.

  1. =MGN=RedEagle

    =MGN=RedEagle Well-Known Member

    I host large dedicated private parent cloud server with Liquid Web and I have a significant amount of extra room which I don't need. I got the server as a special deal and I pay far less than any comparable servers which means I would be much better off reselling space than downgrading now that I don’t use most of it.

    I was wondering, if you could give me feedback on this sort of package. Anything I am leaving out?

    Also, on which forums would you post this to get a handful of customers?
  2. =MGN=RedEagle

    =MGN=RedEagle Well-Known Member

    Any advice?
  3. RickM

    RickM Well-Known Member

    Is that $30 /mo? If so, you'll likely not get anyone interested, at least not anyone who's shopped around ;)

    Personally I wouldn't do it anyway. Too many risks that could affect your own site. From blacklisted IP's to illegal content, to ddos attacks, plus if you're on something like cPanel it's pretty easy for someone to browse and in some cases modify files in your account.

    I tend to use spare space for either:

    A) Sites I flip
    B) Close friends/family personal sites
    C) Nothing (you always want a good resources reserve)

    As it stands I've got a handful of servers. Some have my sites, some have my companies sites and some do backups. They all have HUGE amounts of free resources, but there's no way in hell I'd let people use it. Having run a large web hosting provider myself it's scary what some people do with their web space.
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  4. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I'm going to be brutally honest.

    If your asking these questions you shouldn't be thinking about it. Hosting other peoples sites comes with a level of trust and responsibility which isn't as easy as just "sticking people on your server".

    Instead of looking to substitute your cost by renting out hosting, look to downsize your package instead.
  5. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    I host sites for a few people (a couple of clients I do computer work for) and VERY few other individuals (in fact, only one right now) other than me. I'm greedy... I want all that spare capacity in case I decide I want to bump my 8GB VPS up to 16GB and 8 cores instead of 4, or have a few VPS's to test new flavors out on.
  6. =MGN=RedEagle

    =MGN=RedEagle Well-Known Member

    I wish I could resize but I need 4 SSD's in RAID 10. My only choice is to sell.
  7. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Why do you need 4 in raid 10?

    Why not 2 in raid 1?
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  8. =MGN=RedEagle

    =MGN=RedEagle Well-Known Member

    One of my websites does not run Xenforo and is I/O happy.
  9. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    So your running a site very IO happy that it happens to needs raid 0 SSD's (questionable at best as real word SSD speeds in raid 0 are pretty negligible opposed to a single drive) and you want to put more people onto the server?
  10. =MGN=RedEagle

    =MGN=RedEagle Well-Known Member

    I also got such an amazing custom deal for my server that there is no point downgrading. I would have to go to a no-raid SSD setup to save money.

    I need SSD's because of the IO issue. I need RAID 4 for security. There are no RAID 1 options that save me money.
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2014
  11. RickM

    RickM Well-Known Member

    Just a thought on another potential downside to selling your excess space. The backup costs would increase, as I assume you're running server-wide backups, right? Your space needed for those offsite backups would go up significantly if you start using a lot more space.

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