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TestMagic
Senior Member

USA
1568 Posts

Posted - 19 December 2002 :  19:57:24  Show Profile  Visit TestMagic's Homepage
quote:
Originally posted by reinsnitz

What would you all consider to be a fair amount of disk space at what prices?

Give me some ideas on those :)

I don't know about other folks, but I care more about security, reliability, and quality than I do about price. It seems the various prices range from free to $60/month, depending on what you get. So something in there seems reasonable, depeding on all the other features!

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Reinsnitz
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USA
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Posted - 20 December 2002 :  14:30:04  Show Profile  Visit Reinsnitz's Homepage  Send Reinsnitz an AOL message  Send Reinsnitz an ICQ Message  Send Reinsnitz a Yahoo! Message
ah :) but that is what I'm asking... tell me what your ideal package is and what price you think is fair for the package you think is good :)

We have quite a bit of leway with our setup, and want to come up wiht something that will work :)

Reinsnitz (Mike)
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DJBBIZ
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214 Posts

Posted - 20 December 2002 :  21:02:01  Show Profile  Visit DJBBIZ's Homepage
I have been researching web hosts on several sites and forums. I will tell you that some folks here and on several sites think that CrystalTech has done one of the best jobs for the money...the serious developers seem to love their control panel, options available and support level. They use a Snitz forum for support and I have used it to research issues myself even though I don't host with them right now. All in all I found they do offer a really good package. My thought is that you leave the low end behind and go square into the middle market. CT has a SQL package that starts at $49/Month which I think is a little high for the middle market. Their next package down in $29 so I would look at the packages they have and make them similar but at 25-30% less. Their $49 package would be great to see at $29-$39 here and their $29 at maybe $19. Just take a look at their packages and see what you can match and maybe take a poll for pricing on each package.


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HuwR
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United Kingdom
20497 Posts

Posted - 21 December 2002 :  05:05:32  Show Profile  Visit HuwR's Homepage
I will only say one thing, and that is that your price should be dictated by you and not by what other people think you should offer them at, you are the ones who have to support and maintain it and buy licences etc
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GauravBhabu
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4288 Posts

Posted - 21 December 2002 :  06:24:33  Show Profile
A good customer support with the prices which bring reasonable profits so that business can continue to exist.
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Bookie
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USA
856 Posts

Posted - 21 December 2002 :  09:14:47  Show Profile  Visit Bookie's Homepage  Send Bookie an AOL message  Send Bookie a Yahoo! Message
I would want a company that has maintains consistency in their plans. If you offer unlimited email accounts, stick with it. I'm with a company now that kept switching their policies regarding email accounts. They've switch software packages a couple times and kept changing how many accounts we could have and how much space each account could occupy. I guess they have the right to do that but it got annoying after a while.

When I signed up with them, each plan was the same except for storage. All plans had ASP, DSNs, CDONTS, ASPMAIL, all that crap. Now they've taken away some of those technologies on some of the cheaper plans. I suggest that for the most part all plans are the same except for storage space and offer SQL on the pricier plans.

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seven
Senior Member

USA
1037 Posts

Posted - 21 December 2002 :  10:32:34  Show Profile  Visit seven's Homepage
You just might not get many customers...

There are some really good inexpensive hosts out there, knowing that we will get great customer support will only get you so far if the prices are set too high.


quote:
Originally posted by HuwR

I will only say one thing, and that is that your price should be dictated by you and not by what other people think you should offer them at, you are the ones who have to support and maintain it and buy licences etc


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David K
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Posted - 22 December 2002 :  08:56:31  Show Profile  Send David K an AOL message  Send David K an ICQ Message  Send David K a Yahoo! Message
like hostonce.com for example, the offer everything unlimited for $60\year, how can you afford that?
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Roland
Advanced Member

Netherlands
9335 Posts

Posted - 22 December 2002 :  10:49:14  Show Profile
My personal requests for pricing vs. bandwidth and space would be simple: everything above $125 per year is too expencive because I don't make any money with my sites and there are two that I need to get online (both are hosted at Readyhosting now, the first one for $99, the second for ± $49, making it affordable for me).
Per site I need no more than 3 GB bandwidth per month (that might even be twice as much as I'd actually use) because I don't have high traffic sites, and as for storage... well Huw always says storage doesn't cost much because hard drives are cheap so anywhere around 200 MBs would do for me because I store a lot of files next to the ones shown on the site.

If you're thinking about getting Snitzers as your clients, I don't think you should go for high priced packages only, because many have their sites for personal use and therefore don't want to spend a whole lot of money on the hosting. Of course there are many Snitzers with higher demands than me who are willing to pay $50 each month, so they should be able to get a good deal too.

I sure am glad I'm not in your shoes, so to speak
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Gremlin
General Help Moderator

New Zealand
7528 Posts

Posted - 23 December 2002 :  00:06:25  Show Profile  Visit Gremlin's Homepage
Personally I believe the price should be dictated by your cost model and not driven solely by what you think will attract the most customers. If you don't get the numbers right to begin with it will bite you in 12-24 months time.

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David K
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494 Posts

Posted - 23 December 2002 :  01:41:54  Show Profile  Send David K an AOL message  Send David K an ICQ Message  Send David K a Yahoo! Message
good point
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HuwR
Forum Admin

United Kingdom
20497 Posts

Posted - 23 December 2002 :  04:03:13  Show Profile  Visit HuwR's Homepage
quote:
Originally posted by Gremlin

Personally I believe the price should be dictated by your cost model and not driven solely by what you think will attract the most customers. If you don't get the numbers right to begin with it will bite you in 12-24 months time.


I think you put that better than I did, but that was what I was trying to say
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David K
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Posted - 23 December 2002 :  04:15:09  Show Profile  Send David K an AOL message  Send David K an ICQ Message  Send David K a Yahoo! Message
and a bankrupt host is no good to anyone
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Roland
Advanced Member

Netherlands
9335 Posts

Posted - 23 December 2002 :  12:34:54  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by Gremlin

Personally I believe the price should be dictated by your cost model and not driven solely by what you think will attract the most customers. If you don't get the numbers right to begin with it will bite you in 12-24 months time.



Every good business looks at the cost, the profit and the (potential) customers' requests and demands. Out of those three factors, something should result that is good for all parties.
Getting an indication of what your potential customers would want, is a good idea though. That way you can then see how much it'd cost to meet their requests and demands, and how much profit you could make while still keeping things affordable for the majority.

I don't think Mike will screw up on the financial part because we say what we would like and for what prices. He's smart enough to know doing business doesn't work that way.
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PeeWee.Inc
Senior Member

United Kingdom
1893 Posts

Posted - 25 December 2002 :  09:29:44  Show Profile  Visit PeeWee.Inc's Homepage
It would be nice to have a zip uploading func like 1asphost has

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