I work for an ISP. It's old news. Anyway the owner wants me to look into "web hosting software". I told him that we could use IIS (Internet Information Server) to setup the FTP accounts for customers. The objectives are to provide customers with FTP access so that they can host a website on our server. We would provide them with FTP access, an address such as www.isp.com/users/username, limit the space the customer can use, and bandwidth. Our main problem would be how we do the billing for the customers that have FTP accounts to use space on our server. So we need some sort of software that can setup these FTP accounts with space/bandwidth restrictions and also maintain billing for those FTP customers. I've seen lots of software to do this, but almost all of it costs a great deal of money. Such as a one-time fee of $1799 (unlimited customer licenses), or $4.50/per customer license fees. The owner has told me that he has found numerous software applications that do these things for $50-$100 (one time fee). I immediately told him the software would be no count if it cost $50 or even $100. I am almost 100% sure (using my common sense) that what he has supposedly seen online charges license fees even though he apparently doesn't seem to think so. Since I told him that a $50-$100 webhosting program would be no count, he tells me I basically think I know everything and have a know it all attitude (just because I know what I am talking about). His excuses are things like "your just a little kid, your not a professional, how do you know, you dont have a degree". Well first off degrees mean diddly squat, second I am 20 years old and have been doing this since I was practically in diapers and know more about what I am talking about than most people that have been doing this for 25 years. He has told me today after this discussion that I must do research and provide a research paper about webhosting software on the Internet and "why a $50 webhosting software would be no count", also providing a comparison of it with a $150 webhosting software and a $250 webhosting software. Everyone reading this obviously knows it is insane. So, I need some help here. Lots of you are professionals. What kind of software could we use for this kind of job (if any)? And, tell me if I am insane but I STRONGLY believe you can NOT get software that costs $50 to do this without lots of license fees (in turn meaning the program would obviously NOT be $50). Especially software that is of high enough quality that it should be ran on an ISP server (which Im sure it should not if it cost $50). ANY information will be helpful so that I can prove what I have said to the owner and rebunk his theory of getting some software for $50 to do what we need.