I have plans to make a big website that includes a ton of data. It will be a site that will have a mix of things and it has to be fast. My plan is for the site to be as fast as Facebook with lots of data. What would it take to develop something like Facebook from the start (the site plans is not to make a new FB of anything, I just use that as an example).
My plan was to get a team together and be there myself during the process of making the site. Where should I go? Should I hire one person first to get me started, or should I get a team. Or is it better to use a company? The plan is that this site should be really popular (of course), and I think I will need a ton of programmers in the future. But I am not sure how to get that far.
I have been thinking about going to India. Is that smart? It is of course to save money, but how is the quality of the work performed there? Are they good when it comes to developing sites there?
How much will the cost be of developing a this site (BIG site with a lot databases)?
Thanks a lot for good answers!