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The problem with hosting a neighborhood media service is you would be breaking all kinds of laws doing that. You would need to technically get a business license, as well as obtaining licenses to redistribute content.

Is it a business class internet connection or residential? Not really much you can legally do to make money utilizing this hardware, to be honest. Or at least that I can think of, unless you wanted to start a small business doing local PC work and site hosting for small companies. Way overkill, and a power outage or PSU failure is not acceptable for that.

Once again, Thanks for response smile.gif it's actually a residential connection, I'll be running on dual PSU in case of failure of one and actually I tried to pick up the most reliable parts for preventing these kind of fails.

would you give me an idea how HTPC works? Im talking about server-based connection let's say for testing purposes from server-client how this thing works? what are the actual steps that happen that content gets delivered to client-side TV? let's say you stream your local channels and movies.

Thanks man, you really helped me A LOT with these answers, I already figured out a few important things from your responses, thanks again Sir. smile.gif



There are many things you are overlooking I think..

What you're doing is probably not within your the contract you have with your ISP. If you have a residential connection, you probably don't have the best SLA. Your connection could just randomly go down and there would be zero recourse. You and your customers would just sit and wait for it to come back up. There is a reason people still buy Ts and such or higher speed business connections.

Good parts or not, do you have contracts for when they break or malfunction? Will someone be delivering a replacement NBD and/or do you have 24/7 support on any of this equipment?

How will you protect the data you are storing?

What does your network look like? You may not even be able to utilize the 500Mbps connection if you do not have the correct devices. Will people be VPNing into your network? Do you have a VPN devices that supports multiple SSL or IPSec depending tunnels and that can handle the traffic?

How will you take payment for your services? Do you comply with the standards and practices mandated by the government wherever you live? If you were to launch your business today, you almost definitely would be breaking many laws that have not yet been mentioned in this thread.

What kind of SLA will you offer your customers? While I don't know everything about your setup, it seems like the best you can do is a promise =\

How familiar are you with server operating systems? Virtualization? blah blah as a service?

You won't be able to attract the kinds of customers you want with what you have now unfortunately.

Running a data center is much more than what I have listed and what you have so far. It's not as simple as throwing some xeons, large hard drives, and a faster than average internet connection at a problem. Do you know what the problem is? Do you know how to sell the services you don't know what your going to offer to people?

I don't mean to sound so negative, but this is a bad idea. I can only see this ending in frustration for some party or parties. I say you set this all up as a test environment since you have it already and learn as much as you can and then go to work for a data center so you can gain some experience in the area.
Edited by Mr.N00bLaR - 7/30/13 at 6:21am
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