Title

Hostalaxy

Presenter Information

Christopher Paulson

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC 302

Start Date

17-5-2012

End Date

17-5-2012

Abstract

The internet has become an essential part of our lives, but what is it that powers the internet? Servers, they are what drive the content that you view everyday on sites such as Google and Facebook. Servers are expensive though and can easily cost several hundred dollars a month, and what if you don't need all of the resources that a dedicated server offers? The solution to this problem is to use Kernel Based Virtual Machine (KVM) technology to create multiple virtual private servers (VPS) on one host server that act and feel like completely dedicated machines, each running their own independent operating system, so that you gain the benefits of a dedicated server without the price. Instead of paying hundreds of dollars a month for a server, you can pay a fraction of that and only use the resources you need. This creates an extremely affordable solution for businesses looking to expand beyond simple shared hosting, but are not ready for a full dedicated server. By purchasing my own hardware consisting of premium components, colocating my custom built servers at a Seattle based datacenter such as Swiftco, and using a Debian 6 operating system with KVM technology, I would be able to offer quality and affordable Seattle based virtual private servers using the best hardware and software possible. Startup costs would include $200 to form an LLC, $20 for a master business application, $2,542 for one 2U size server, and around $2,694 annually in licensing and colocating costs.

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Chet Claar

Additional Mentoring Department

ITAM

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Hostalaxy

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The internet has become an essential part of our lives, but what is it that powers the internet? Servers, they are what drive the content that you view everyday on sites such as Google and Facebook. Servers are expensive though and can easily cost several hundred dollars a month, and what if you don't need all of the resources that a dedicated server offers? The solution to this problem is to use Kernel Based Virtual Machine (KVM) technology to create multiple virtual private servers (VPS) on one host server that act and feel like completely dedicated machines, each running their own independent operating system, so that you gain the benefits of a dedicated server without the price. Instead of paying hundreds of dollars a month for a server, you can pay a fraction of that and only use the resources you need. This creates an extremely affordable solution for businesses looking to expand beyond simple shared hosting, but are not ready for a full dedicated server. By purchasing my own hardware consisting of premium components, colocating my custom built servers at a Seattle based datacenter such as Swiftco, and using a Debian 6 operating system with KVM technology, I would be able to offer quality and affordable Seattle based virtual private servers using the best hardware and software possible. Startup costs would include $200 to form an LLC, $20 for a master business application, $2,542 for one 2U size server, and around $2,694 annually in licensing and colocating costs.