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You'll need to keep your servers up to date with latest security patches. You'll need a good firewall, firewall is first defense you have and may be your best. It's essential to monitor servers all time for any errors, hackers or virus, one slip-up can cause all your servers to be hacked into and then all your customers will be leaving.
To get highest possible server uptime you'll need multiple Internet connections. Depending on area which you reside in, it may be hard to find a Internet connection provider. You will need a fixed IP address, that won't change after each use. Some providers won't offer this, so make sure you check before you choose.
How much are you going to charge for your web hosting services? If price is to high people will leave, but if price is to low people may think your servers are overcrowd with another web sites and that you offer terrible services. What plans will you offer? Shared, reseller or dedicated hosting or maybe all of them.
When you really think about it, it's a lot harder then it seems on surface. Your best choose may be to go with a reseller hosting plan, this will at least give you taste of what you need to do and help build a customer database.
Matt Colyer began as a SEO Specialist in 1997. He founded Superior Webmaster in 2004 as a source of articles and tutorials for Web site owners looking to improve their Web site.