I'm posting this message just to update some of you guys on this forum about a topic I posted earlier stating I had bought a dedicated server.
Following a lot of your suggestions I decided to sell this server and revert back to being a web hosting reseller. I really had jumped the gun, so to speak, and invested in a dedicated server far too soon. That is why I sat down and thought, for the benefit of my customers, it would be better off if I was a reseller. I would be more capable of funding the upkeep of the company and I would be able to spend more time assisting customers and improving my service, and less time fiddling around with the server.
So, a word of advice to you all. Start small!
I learnt this the hard way. By reading this I hope to save you this hassle.
It's always best to start off with a reseller account.
It's cheaper, it's fully managed, and generally it's reliable.
Only think about investing in your own server when things start to get big.