Cloud hosting options for website hosting is gaining popularity in recent times. How much geekiness do you need to jump from regular shared hosting to cloud hosting?
Thought of a managing own servers scares a lot of folks in this ecosystem. Making sense of cloud hosting, its complexities and processes, here is Rajendra Zore explaining it all.
I am a college drop out. I dropped out of my final year of Computer Science. I have then worked in the non-IT sector until Aug’12 when I finally decided to become a full-time entrepreneur.
It was initially challenging for me to pick IT due to zero work experience but my passion for IT was there so I finally decided to start a web agency and named it almost after one month & completing my first project under that nameless company which is now known as etica studio.
There is a funny story behind picking that name for my company. One of this senior person called me at his office before I started my own company & after getting kicked out of my last job. He asked me, what will you do now? I said I will start something of my own. Then he asked me, how? Do you have money, team, infrastructure, etc..? I said No, but I have ethics & honesty. He smiled at me & at that time it was really impractical for him too. But, I was determined and name my company etica studio. Where ética means ethics.
I learned so much after starting my first company. Seen most of the dark side – from partners, friends, colleagues, etc. The other challenge was starting out in a new city where I was completely alone with no guidance or support. To be honest, I primarily started business coz I was unable to pay for my hostel & staying on the streets was not a great option which I realized soon after one night.
In 2015, I decided to close most of the operations in etica studio & become a soloprenuer. This vision was clear, pick & offer the services I know & passionate about. A company I can run on my own without any help. I founded HostMy.Blog to help the bloggers to take a leap to self-hosted blogging. The initial target was only fresh bloggers & those on free hosted platforms. I never wanted to reach the top tier bloggers initially. Top tiers are those who have 100s and millions of page views & earn through blogging. But what I started at HMB offering $18/yr service is now earning me $1000s/mo. + it got me introduced to the WP Care industry which I was completely unaware of. Currently, serving 100s of bloggers from all over the world.
While doing all this with my startup challenges – I was always focussed on my personal branding and engagements. Twitter was my start & also got recognized as one of the Power Digital Users of India. My life changed when I got involved with some of the top FB Communities in 2017 and met my kind of folks. Luckily got a chance to become an admin to the popular communities too. This additional responsibility helped me learned so much about the global communities & people from all across the world.
This whole journey of my personal branding, building startups, serving communities has caught RunCloud’s attention. So, I was one of the RunCloud Users & then they offered me to become their Head of Ambassador. But soon after when we met at Web Summit in Lisbon last year, they offered to become their CMO. I was excited about this new position as it aligns exactly with my vision in life.
Back in 2015, when I planned to start HostMy.Blog I had a similar vision of having something like CMS for Cloud / Servers too. This thought was very raw then & came to my mind due to WordPress – as it has made our life easy too. But due to lack of support or funding, I couldn’t do anything and fast forward 2017-18, I came across a similar product, RunCloud and I’m one of the leadership team.