Can you please help me price my hosting service?

by Oliver Hart 5 replies
Hello, all warriors.

Can you please help me price my hosting service?

I just signed up for a reseller hosting account, primary for my own use, but when I first have a reseller account, I also can take advance of the opportunity to sell some hosting service as well.

Here is the features of my service:

Domains Allowed: 1
Disk Space: 500MB
Bandwidth: 1 gig
Add on domain: 0
Sub domains: unlimited
Email accounts: 10
FTP accounts: 5
Site Builder
24x7 Support
Instant Backups
Free / Instant Setup
MySQL Databases: unlimited
CGI
PHP 5
Ruby On Rails
SSH
Perl
Chilisoft ASP
Python
SSI
Cron
FrontPage
Curl
GD
Image Magick
Streaming Audio/Video
Fantastico DeLuxe

Soholaunch
Hotlink Protection
IP Deny Manager

Pay plan: Monthly

So my question again for you is:

What will you consider as a fair price tag for this service?

Thanks in advance for your help.
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  • Profile picture of the author imfreelance
    I find $9.95 a month to be a good hosting price. But you will have some big competitors to go up against, perhaps you should offer a free first month and then you can build your customer base quickly.

    HTH
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  • Profile picture of the author Kim Standerline
    It's all very well running a hosting service as long as you can offer the support needed for your customers (pointless otherwise)

    Kim

    Originally Posted by omeyer View Post

    Hello, all warriors.

    Can you please help me price my hosting service?

    I just signed up for a reseller hosting account, primary for my own use, but when I first have a reseller account, I also can take advance of the opportunity to sell some hosting service as well.

    Here is the features of my service:

    Domains Allowed: 1
    Disk Space: 500MB
    Bandwidth: 1 gig
    Add on domain: 0
    Sub domains: unlimited
    Email accounts: 10
    FTP accounts: 5
    Site Builder
    24x7 Support
    Instant Backups
    Free / Instant Setup
    MySQL Databases: unlimited
    CGI
    PHP 5
    Ruby On Rails
    SSH
    Perl
    Chilisoft ASP
    Python
    SSI
    Cron
    FrontPage
    Curl
    GD
    Image Magick
    Streaming Audio/Video
    Fantastico DeLuxe
    Soholaunch
    Hotlink Protection
    IP Deny Manager
    Pay plan: Monthly

    So my question again for you is:

    What will you consider as a fair price tag for this service?

    Thanks in advance for your help.
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    • Profile picture of the author Zulfus
      As Kim said - Support is the key factor here. I attempted the same thing when I first learned about business (although knew nothing of internet marketing). If you can partner with a web designers who don't provide their own hosting you could get a nice stream of customers. Also try looking locally for freelance web designers to partner with.

      Another option is to offer web design to local companies & then add your hosting as part of the package.

      It's hard to give it a price since we don't know your target audience - If your selling to businesses $50/month is quite reasonable (maybe even cheap!) - But if your selling to internet marketers, or your average joe you'll be hard pressed to sell above $10/month.

      Zul
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      • Profile picture of the author Eric Lorence
        General hosting is super competitive right now, the best way to go is probably an "added value" system.

        For instance, you can offer the site installation, design services, and even include some downloads.

        But I would suggest first month free, and $9.99 per month.

        Be forewarned, Support issues will be a "bear" until you get a good system in place, and assuming your familiar with general server administration, that will make it a whole lot easier.

        Good luck!
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        • Profile picture of the author Kim Standerline
          I've found with our hosting service that the best thing is to automate as much as you can

          Also helps that I have a super efficient webmaster lol

          Kim

          Originally Posted by Eric Lorence View Post

          General hosting is super competitive right now, the best way to go is probably an "added value" system.

          For instance, you can offer the site installation, design services, and even include some downloads.

          But I would suggest first month free, and $9.99 per month.

          Be forewarned, Support issues will be a "bear" until you get a good system in place, and assuming your familiar with general server administration, that will make it a whole lot easier.

          Good luck!
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