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    Lightbulb Wanting to Start affordable host, what do you think?

    I am thinking about offering server space for sale, what do you guys think of $3.99/ month with 3GB storage 100 listeners and 128 bandwidth? Does that sound reasonable, if anyone is interested let me know. I could do custom plans also.

    here is my website http://hedesigns.tk/
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    ya, i was thinking of using shoutca.st, but i would like to lock in enough people to nearly fill a plan.

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    Unfortunately, in the real world, that pricing is ridiculous. It is impossible to afford, therefore building on a business model of gross overselling will not work out in the end. I've seen tons of hosts come and go.
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    Allot of host that sell extremely cheap are what is known in this industry as summer host ... that said if you got a client paying that and they hit the mark you need to make sure you can provide the actual data to the client ... we started out very cheap and as our client base has grown so have our server fee's and bandwidth make sure that what ever you charge not only Gaines profit but if you hit the max you can deliver .. its not a get rich quick scheme takes allot of time and dedication.

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    I personally wouldn't buy hosting off someone using a .tk web address.

    What's so hard about getting your own .com .net name?

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    would get a .com

    I would for sure get a dot com domain, just havent done that yet because i am not live.
    So MarcAlle you are saying that is too expensive? Compared to what? Also shoutstream that is great advice, that is the plan if this works out start small and build better infrastructure & support as the amount of clients demand.

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    No, I'm saying there is no way you can afford to sell a good, QUALITY service at that price. It's just not possible.
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    Since you can only get about 700 listeners at 128k on a 100 mbit server, are you saying you are leasing a dedicated server for $28 US per month ? If so, what Data Center ?
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    Get a good domain, .com preferably.

    Review the pricing, ensure that you can cover all costs with the money you'll earn, don't set them too low, don't set them too high.
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    Hello,

    I Can say just what service NOT to use, as I have just faced that once things get weird, they close the telephone and fold. Stay away from www.ShoutHost.com

    A question: is hostingmembercenter.com working for several companies or just related to this ShoutHost.com?
    Billing and tickets were going through them, and my account is now also deleted.

    So, is at least hostingmembercenter.com legit or part of the scheme?

    Talking about "trust the .com" sites... as you can see, a ".COM" doesn't help a lot... it costs 10 dollars to register a .com web site.

    Anyway, the guys I talked about above, started with deleting the opened tickets and when I wanted to talk with them, to understand what is going on, they answered just the first time, and then they hung up and disconnected the phone line (probably a VoIP line activated from some strange Country?) .

    They started very well, with great and prompt customer service, but then they switched to the ugliest, as said deleting tickets and disconnecting the line.

    I am looking around for a new hosting service that also keeps in mind budget... let us see.


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    Last edited by Fabio; 03-01-2014 at 05:21 PM. Reason: update

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