I'm taking on a few clients in 2018 and by 2019 I hope to have enough of a portfolio to pay rent by taking on new clients full time.
I am going to offer hosting to my clients, renting out VPS servers and providing security updates, SSL certificates for maybe $25 a month.
I was thinking it would be best to pool money and rent a 8 core 16GB server and host sites on it. I figure the sites can handle more fluctuations of traffic.
I don't know how to monitor this.
I was going to use pingdom.com or a similar service to make sure the sites are always up and that I'm notified if they go down.
What would be the best way to monitor the server resources that the sites take up. Is it as primitive as just keeping stats or can we do better than that?
Also is $25 a good price to charge?