A Business Project

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by maxxwizard, Oct 21, 2005.

  1. maxxwizard

    maxxwizard New Member

    Feb 21, 2005
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    Boston, MA
    my friends and i want to do a business project. we were wondering if we had some small capital investment, could we build a mediocre server, put it in a data center, and sell game servers?

    my take on it is that we should get the cheapest barebone rack server possible, a pair of Xeons, 2 gigs ECC, and two raptors in RAID 1. also, we need to build a client base (i.e. pledges) before we start up the server. so can you guys help an entrepreneur and a semi-nerd start off their business? (i.e. is it better to buy a server or to build one, where is the closest data center to Boston, are there guides to set up linux on a server)

    /flamesuit on (just in case?)
  2. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

    Jan 27, 2005
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    I wouldn't even buy a server until you know you have a market and the capability to sell to it. If you're getting less than 1000 hits an hour, a Dell XPC with a good internet connection could serve webpages fast enough.

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