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Thread: Free hosting?
11-06-2004, 03:37 PM #1NetProSmartGuest
Should i offer it?
11-06-2004, 09:18 PM #2bliksterCGuest
We don't offer free hosting. We also stay away from sponsored hosting. It's not a market that we're interested in.
I'd like to hear from successful free hosters (if there are any) for an inside perspective on the pros and cons of offering free hosting.
11-07-2004, 09:24 AM #3efree2netGuest
I think it will takes up a lot of time to handle those free members. I am also interested to know how those who offers free hosting manage those members, are they going to provide good customer service to them too? gaining any profit?
11-07-2004, 12:59 PM #4bliksterCGuest
Welcome to WHC efree2net
I agree. Support requests take up a huge amount of time and to do it for free...no thank you. I don't see how any profits can be made by offering free hosting. I'd like to hear if anyone can correct me on this...maybe someone who has a successful free hosting business model
11-07-2004, 10:21 PM #5demahomGuest
Most free webhost hope that people on the free host list upgrade to a paying account somewhere in the near future. Not too sure whats the percentage of those who actually do so.
As for income, maybe advertisements might help.
IMHO, it isnt a good market to be in.
11-08-2004, 07:58 PM #6benchowGuest
You can give free hosting with some restriction on support. Also you should get benifit of the site. If you really think you can get some customers from this site then yes. Otherwise don't give it out which is good for hosting community.
11-09-2004, 04:22 AM #7
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I tthink you should offer freehosting, then use it to advertise your company by doingh things requiring to have textlink to hosting corral, and give free customers incentives for upgrading.http://www.datacentertalk.com
11-10-2004, 03:37 PM #8
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Well I don't offer free hosting and I don't think it is a good idea. Most of the companies which offer free hosting doesn't provide good support service as I suppose .
Of course if you are going to sponsor a well known site then in that way you can get some new customers but offering free hosting to anyone no matter what site they are going to host with you isn't a good idea.
Also most of the people who sign up for the any free hosting service sometimes bring problems to your server and they take time for managing them so that is why some free hosting providers host the free hosted sites on a seperate server.█ For Reliable and Affordable Web Hosting Packages, Please visit kooshin.com
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11-15-2004, 02:08 PM #9spallaGuest
what about offering a free month trial? anybody has any experience in that?
11-15-2004, 05:34 PM #10Need SoftwareGuest
I would never give out free hosting(no profit in that now is there)