You shouldn't be trying to operate a company, especially when handling sensitive information.
Hold off on it, build your skills and contacts, and educate yourself.
Want to run a IaaS/CaaS or hosting company in the future?
Here's some things you can do to prepare
- Hop onto OVH, Azure or Linode and play around, build in your own enclosed and safe environment where you don't put people at risk and LEARN
- Look into cloud services
- What technologies should you use, why, what platforms and services are better than others
- Look into basic security best practices
- Basic security and systems management knowledge, things to make your life easier and protect yourself and any users you may have in the future
- Learn basic fundamentals of operating systems, and specific operating systems
- Windows Server
- Other *nix operating systems
- Don't bother with CentOS unless you plan on using RHEL in the future, which you probably won't
- Learn about basic networking and infrastructure management
- Doesn't take that long to get the hang of the basics, it'll change your life when it comes to this stuff
- Look into business management and finance
- You need knowledge of business to run a business surprisingly!
- For clarification this does include the law 😉
- Stop the rise of social-media based businesses
- Don't run your business on Discord, it's stupid, build a healthy community sure but running service desks, billing and product delivery on a social platform is absolutely stupid
AWS run some free courses for people in education, including ones about managing cloud and hybrid environments.
Also check out Cybrary, Google, Coursera, LinkedIn Learn and Udemy for more free courses on specific and vague topics.
AWS and Azure offer free tiers where you can experiment for 12 months, and GCP/Azure both offer 200usd in credits for between 1-3 months depending on the current offer and platform for you to play with.
Can't be bothered to learn?
Whether it be hiring (not volunteering, actually paying people) people to fulfill roles you cannot or taking up the help of a company to do work for you- outsourcing is done all the time and you should consider it for anything you're not willing to learn or adapt to.
Unrelated note why do skids constantly call bare metal 'dedis' and hosts/servers (whether they are physical or virtual) 'nodes' 🤡