I want to run my own web app biz, what should I pay attention to?


I want to start my own web app biz. It's a word memory system. Now I'm developing it in my own laptop.

If I run it for others later. What service should I buy, a virtual host or a vps or something else?

And is there something else I should pay attention to?

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asked Nov 25 '10 at 16:52
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Abolutely. Before you even think about buying hosting etc, you need to make sure there is a market need and demand for your app. Otherwise you could spend a lot of time and money building something and not be able to make any sales when you are done.

I and others have posted before on the process of doing a market feasibility study here and if you want a list of more resources feel free to contact me here.

answered Nov 25 '10 at 17:57
Susan Jones
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  • Thanks very much. Because I had to prepare an exam, I had not reply your answer in time. And I will think about the market and the demand. – Hutushen222 13 years ago


There is a lot you should pay attention to, the least of which would be your customers, beta testers, marketing partners etc.

There is a lot that goes into making a web app successful, but with the right dedication and the right product it can be done.

As far as hosting, you can get VPS hosting for around $50 per month. I perfer VPS over shared hosting for a few reasons:

  1. you usually get a dedicated IP address, which is nice if you have to send email and dont want to be on the same ip as a spammer.
  2. You get to install 3rd party apps, controls, dlls scripts. Essentially your get remote access to a virtual server
  3. You can always have the VPS provider Ramp up your system allocating more resources.

Rackspace has a great offering for blended VPS cloud apps.

Once your app is making money it usually makes more financial sense to own your own hardware, and colo. For Colocation, I cannot recommend CalPOP more than enough! They are very inexpensive and the network is AMAZING! 24 tech access and very smart geeks!

You dont have to live in Los Angeles to use them, but its easier if you. Simply mail them your hardware, and pay 100 a month for TONS of bandwidth.

Best of luck on your venture.


answered Nov 25 '10 at 18:52
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  • I am lack of hosting relative knowledge, and I will learn something soon. Thanks a lot. – Hutushen222 13 years ago
  • Here is the deal, i fyou are a web developer you will need some basic understanding of hosting. Over time you will learn more, but it doesnt take much to run a server. Server 2008 R2 is a lot like windows 7. If you can run IIS on windows 7 you can run it on a server. Thats 80% of it. The rest is security, bidng ip addresses, and dns, most of all you will learn as you go. Or u can start asking those questions on ServerFault. – Frank 13 years ago

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