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So you want to start your own web hosting company? Well guess what? Your in a long line of many others that has wanted to start they're own business. Most have succeeded, some have failed. Which group will you be in? Well that depends on your attitude. If you have the I CAN DO attitude then more then likely you will succeed, BUT, if you go in thinking I am going get rich quick, well then just stay away from it. YOU WILL FAIL.
I use to drive truck for a living and got tired of being burned by the trucking companies. So I searched around for other lines of work, but none appealed to me more then owning my own business. There's nothing like being your own boss right? You can do what you want, when you want. So with my experience in customer communications I said "I CAN DO THIS". Well phase 1 of my new venture was to research, research, research. I bought an old computer and downloaded Redhat. I installed redhat with out a hitch. So i fire up the box and there's no GUI. Immediately I thought "What the hell did I get myself into?". Well I started searching the web on everything linux. Google is the best place to start. I found tons of information but the place i always went to was linuxnewbie.org, which is now Just Linux. There is a wealth of information there. If you are ever stuck or can't find an answer just go to linuxnewbie.org
Linux is just like DOS use to be. Nowadays though most linux disto comes with a GUI. I chose Redhat due to its popular rating as a web based server. You can choose what ever distro you want as there are 100's if not 1000's out there. Anyway back to the story. Learn all you can about linux that you can. You will need it. Some resellers offer SSH Access some don't. I would recommend going with one that offers SSH, due to the fact you can log in and monitor your host's server with the command "TOP" (without the quotes).
Now once you get your box set up, fool around with it. Try to get someone to break into your box, and breech the security of it. If they succeed you need to learn how to set your ipchains up. ipchains and iptables are the linux firewall. You should never store any personal info on this box while you are learning linux. After you are able to have your box secured try setting up a basic run of the mill web server. Fool around with the http.conf some, try different stuff."
We can also use the Internet to enrich our knowledge, our culture, but, at the same time, we shouldn't forget the traditional methods of improving our knowledge. I t is said that the Internet gives us different points of view or different perspectives on how to approach a certain situation, but it's our job to establish a relation between the traditional methods of learning and the modern methods. I know that the advantages of using the Internet can be sometimes overwhelming, in a good way. The choice is ours. We can use it to enjoy ourselves or we can use it to solve our tasks, related to school. No matter what we choose, we know that we can learn a lot by connecting ourselves to the system, that is the Internet.
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"You might think there's no way a free operating system written by volunteers could compete when it comes to music production. But in the past couple of years, all the tools you need to make music have arrived on Linux.
...whatever standard you choose, you should be willing to be held to it, and in this case the blogging platform used by tens of millions of people falls flat on its face. Personally, I would be stone ashamed to ship something in this state. That Google, with what amounts to unlimited funds in our talent-constrained industry, plus the putatively smartest and certainly most smug technical staff, contents themselves with this is perhaps an indication that before expounding on issues of good and evil, one should first address the more mundane matter of competence.