Fair Hosting Prices?
As I mentioned before, I said I was interested in starting a proxy host. While I am not ready for this, I wanted to try it out by just renting a VPS and letting out some accounts. The prices below are what I have come up with, so that I make some (very very little) profit, and I have compared it to other hosting providers (TMZHosting and TechEntrance) and it is around the same or even better than them.
Here are features:
4GB Guaranteed Ram (8GB Burstable)
Free Nightly Backups
Auto-Reboots on server failures
I am also only selling a portion of the server - 2/3 of it. This will leave 1/3 of the resources in case of sudden traffic surges.
Here are the plans I have come up with. The better the plan, the more you save:
1GB Disk Space
3GB Disk Space
5GB Disk Space
10GB Disk Space
Support would be provided via Email, PM, and MSN. CGI proxies would not be allowed (until I start upgrading and getting better servers).
I would like opinions below, and if anybody is actually interested in this, please PM me.
I honestly think that those prices are reasonable if you can manage to have a good uptime. I might come and give it a go once my hosting plan finishes in a months time.:woot:
I'd say all are near reasonably priced, until of course the $50.99 plan. Most savvy users would be able to find a vps for around that price and have much better control over things.
You're starting proxy hosting too? :D Prices are good. As for the last one, I'd suggest maybe making a deal with a DC to get either an atom or a VPS to handle them.
Originally Posted by Zash
Once I start breaking even, I will expand and get more and more.
@dtkguy, yes I agree that you could go and get a VPS for the same price. However, shared hosting I believe is usually more for the non-tech savvy user. Either way, the price is still based on the original, and is cheaper than other providers.