What's a good price or price range for web hosting services ?

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Hello My Fellow Warriors,

I would like to know if you guys can give me a few suggestions and tips on what you think would be a good price and/or price range for selling monthly web hosting packages and services to customers and clients ? And what would be a good package to offer them ( I mean what to include in it) ? Also what you think about how many webpages to make for the website ? Please let me know, here.

Thank you,
Anthony
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  • Profile picture of the author GordonJ
    Originally Posted by Anthony Parlade View Post

    Hello My Fellow Warriors,

    I would like to know if you guys can give me a few suggestions and tips on what you think would be a good price and/or price range for selling monthly web hosting packages and services to customers and clients ? And what would be a good package to offer them ( I mean what to include in it) ? Also what you think about how many webpages to make for the website ? Please let me know, here.

    Thank you,
    Anthony
    Well, maybe SOMEONE can advise you. But not sure how they could without knowing WHAT services?

    You are going to host websites. For who?

    Why would they go with you rather than 1001 established hosting providers? What services will you be offering?

    Two pages which get a million visitors a month vs. 20 pages getting 100 a day...doesn't number of pages depend on how much content they need?

    I have a lot more questions, just in case someone doesn't have your answers, fair enough?

    GordonJ
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    • Profile picture of the author LindyUK
      Originally Posted by GordonJ View Post

      Well, maybe SOMEONE can advise you. But not sure how they could without knowing WHAT services?

      You are going to host websites. For who?

      Why would they go with you rather than 1001 established hosting providers? What services will you be offering?

      Two pages which get a million visitors a month vs. 20 pages getting 100 a day...doesn't number of pages depend on how much content they need?

      I have a lot more questions, just in case someone doesn't have your answers, fair enough?

      GordonJ
      I can give Anthony some advice, we own a hosting company with a few thousand hosting clients.

      Hello Anthony

      First of all there is no way you can compete with the large hosting companies if you are just offering hosting services, it is too competitive and their prices too low. For instance Host Gator is currently offering a single domain Hatchling plan starting at $2.95 a month, and unlimited domains Baby plan starting at $3.95 a month. Then they try to upsell with various offers.

      We are charging nearly 10 times that $3.95 monthly charge, then have more upsells than they do.

      When we started offering offline/online services we started with website design for small local businesses. We signed up as an affiliate to a large hosting company and I think they paid is US100 per hosting client that we brought them. We soon realized that we were getting a one time payment for our website design but the hosting company was getting monthly residual income for possibly years on end.

      So our next move was setting up our own hosting company by using a hosting reseller account. Most of the large hosting companies offer reseller accounts, you are paying maybe $50 to $75 a month and can host hundreds of sites, setting your own monthly charges. Hosting is like selling air, very low costs and takes less than 5 minutes to set up a hosting account.

      BUT you need a reason why anyone would host with you rather than a big name host. Simple - we specified that the websites that we designed would be hosted with our hosting company. Then as we grew we changed from using the reseller account to leasing our own servers at large data centers.

      As far as additional services, we just started to vertically integrate. Banner design was the first service we offered, now we have more than 20 companies offering nearly every marketing service that a client might need. (from logo design, branding, ad/flyer design, social media services, PPC, video, etc) Many of our services are monthly residual on contracts, SM management, PPC management, computer data backup etc.

      I am not sure what you mean re the number of pages for websites. That can range from 3 to whatever is needed. When we started we were offering fairly low cost 3 and 5 page websites to our local businesses.

      Hope that helps you.

      Cheers
      Lindy
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  • Profile picture of the author NetMan
    Originally Posted by Anthony Parlade View Post

    Hello My Fellow Warriors,

    I would like to know if you guys can give me a few suggestions and tips on what you think would be a good price and/or price range for selling monthly web hosting packages and services to customers and clients ? And what would be a good package to offer them ( I mean what to include in it) ? Also what you think about how many webpages to make for the website ? Please let me know, here.

    Thank you,
    Anthony
    Indeed, to add up to what GordonJ mentioned, I too was thinking that you were much sounding vague. Moreover, you sound much like someone who would like to offer hosting website services but is not too sure about how the industry works. I can confirm to you right now DON'T go that route just yet, you are not ready. I can tell just by the questions you ask and how you ask them, no offense intended. It's very fine to search for information about this industry and thus I suggest you reach for hosting forums which are by the dozens where you will quickly find all the answers, quicker than on a MARKETING discussion forum.

    Cheers!
    Andy
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  • Profile picture of the author PolicyMaker
    Study your competitors and TEST TEST TEST...

    That's fool-proof way to get what you trying to achieve.
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  • Profile picture of the author talking
    The best price range I have seen at two companies: hostingsource and hostsailor.
    Good enough to meet to needs of webmasters with a modest rates.
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  • Profile picture of the author sgalla414
    Webhosting, cloud hosting, dedicated servers? Depends what you are offering
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  • Profile picture of the author HostColor
    Hi Anthony,

    The web hosting market is oversaturated and the only value would be to offer certain type of niche web hosting services to your clients as add-ons, not as your primary business services. Do you run any websites, web development or any other dot com related business?
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  • Profile picture of the author livingcrypto
    Google now ranks sites with SSL best. You can add free of cheap SSL. You will stand out
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  • Profile picture of the author cearionmarie
    You need to check to market pricing first and adjust from there. You can set it a little lower or a little higher, depending on how you present it.
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    Bluehost Web Hosting Pricing - Starting at $2.95
    When you think of Bluehost, the first thing that comes to mind should be big value at a low premium. The host's shared hosting service is a great way to get the most bang for your buck.
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