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Thread: 99 Cent Hosting
06-05-2003, 01:38 AM #1bighost.usGuest
*** This is not a ad - I am only requesting feedback.
Wondering if I may get your comments on the following...
1 gig transfer
1 pop3 email account
Hosting with your own personal domain
99 cents per month
Would you be interested? - If so reply to this post...
PS. I am just trying to get a feel for the interest in this sort of package - thus the reason for not posting it in the ad forum.
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06-05-2003, 03:06 AM #2ProWebUKGuest
I wouldnt consider hosting anyone for $0.99 per month, mainly due to the fact that no member of staff would be willing to provide support to work with 1 person for only $0.99...... unless we had 10,000 clients paying that, the support staff could be earning $5 an hour with another company
06-05-2003, 06:56 AM #3eHostSpaceGuest
$0.99 per month, to be honest, would be hardly a profit making company. Of course, there are exceptions. If you hop around in WHT, you will realise that no one bothers about 10mb space, and so on...mostly people are going for >100mb space and blah ..
06-05-2003, 09:52 AM #4bighost.usGuest
I agree 100% on the profit, no way will a acccount of this nature come close to profit generation - I guess my first thought was just a way to "turn heads" -
To be honest the market is just FILLED with what I call "dollar" hosting companies that are here and gone as fast as you can blink a eye.
The truth is, how the heck can any "one" company provide the support & services by way of the cost of a cup of Starbucks coffee per month!
I will have to say that - I feel like I am falling into the group of business owners that sell there services so low that they end up corrupting the market space, only can lead to bad things for all and all you can do is wait for the shake out to clear up and perhaps we can get back to what is really the focus and that is support and service offerings as well as long term relationships with your clients....
If all this dollar hosting business continues to take place we will soon see Web Hosting Company Owners on the streets with Tin Can's and signs that say I will Host for Food !!
It's True !!
High Volume / Low Margin ( VERY low margin in the market today )
Lower Volume / Higher Margin ( But the trade off is better support and services for our clients )
We fall under the Lower Volume / Higher Margin model but we (BIGHOST.US) provide many more services than just hosting.
Anyway - interesting Topic , keep the replies coming!
08-21-2003, 08:49 AM #5PH-WisheRGuest
heh let me do some simple maths from my point of view
All is dependant but i'm calculating for my case i'm sure there are charges
lets see the price $0.99
My credit card paysystems charge 35cents + 5.5 % per transaction
so 5.5% of 99cents = 5.445 cents
So total i make per account
99 - 35 - 5.445 = 58.555cents per account
rounding off leading me to 60cents per account
Erm i would say this is a losing end situation they are merely trying to sink into a deficit.
With the amount receive no way can do to pay for next month bills B)
08-22-2003, 05:42 PM #6eHostSpaceGuest
hmm just increase abit here and there...then should be ok with the pricing.
09-09-2003, 08:21 PM #7THDGuest
"Cheapo Hosts" are what are dragging the hosting industry down...
More & more random people (generally teenagers) are getting a reseller acount and throwing out "10000 GIGS OF EVERYTHING $0.99/MONTH!!!! BUY NOW!!!!", making it IMPOSSIBLE for the "serious" hosts to survive.
I mean, if you could pay $12.95/m for a package, or pay $0.99/m for 6 times the disk space & bandwidth, which one would you choose?
The very fact that this "idea" was even posted sickens me.
If you want to start a hosting business that's fine, but please, take it seriously.
Last edited by THD; 09-09-2003 at 08:29 PM.
09-11-2003, 10:19 AM #8eHostSpaceGuest
Totally agreed. The industry was damaged by superly cheap webhosts.
09-11-2003, 12:59 PM #9
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- Feb 2003
I agree. If you want to start hosting people, read up on Linux, do some wrok and earn some money then use that and buy a server."Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning."
09-15-2003, 05:53 PM #10
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- Mar 2003
You need to create a financial model and a business plan to see if your business model will work. A few pennies of profit on the operational side doesn't mean that you can make the business work. You have to factor in Marketing costs, people costs....etc. Good luck.