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How to open a successful hosting
#1
Hello guys,
Do you know how to open a successful hosting?
For me i think that we have to provide something for free so the client may upgrade it if they liked it
What about you?
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My first thought was "i have no idea !"
but wait. I have something i can say here.
You can not open a 'successful' hosting. You open one and become a success. How ? that is quite another beast..or many.

Also...going about it offering free goodies to start with may not be the best of ideas. It may work for some smuck with deep pockets / really good backing who wants to capture an already saturated / penetrated market. Like reliance jio did in indian telecom and mobile data market.

Otherwise you will just end up making your pocket way lighter than it was at the start.

One should think about current market condition, potential growth and the value he is bringing to the table. Also there is marketing strategy. Just a good product and or service at cheap price does not make it on its own. reaching your target audience en masse is critical.

So careful.

thats all i had to say for now.
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I'd say that for a successful hosting business one has to find a niche market. Specialize in something that is in demand and for which there isn't many specialists providing the service. Free hosting was very popular a few years ago when hosting was more expensive and difficult to get so it was easy to make money with traffic then. Post4host forums were doing incredibly well with lots of traffic and forums were buzzing with activity to the extent one needed at least a few mods to manage the Forum. So I'm not so sure how viable that is any longer as a number of those active forums have died and I don't see that busy atmosphere any longer at post4host forums. It's just too easy to get quality hosting space at very cheap prices, and people have become too lazy to post for hosting any longer. Also the advent of smart phones and Facebook have killed a lot of the Forum activity too.

The little bit I know looks as though where money can be made is with web development and design. And then to use your hosting accounts to help set up clients and deliver a service to them. Instead of just distributing free or paid hosting accounts you should provide a specialist niche service to individual clients and charge them a price for it.

@perryoo11 is moving into a great direction for example with developing a panel which can be licensed and sold. Panels are obviously in demand. So similarly if you could detect a need for a specialist service that you don't see many specialists are providing in hosting, then you can try and develop a product like that too.

Bottom line. You need to develop a business plan first, and then figure out how you can monetize the service, like make money out of it. You can't just go blindly into it and hope something will happen that will bring in the big bucks. You have to check out examples on the Internet and google this subject to death first.
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(04-10-2019, 09:31 PM)deanhills Wrote:  I'd say that for a successful hosting business one has to find a niche market. Specialize in something that is in demand and for which there isn't many specialists providing the service. Free hosting was very popular a few years ago when hosting was more expensive and difficult to get so it was easy to make money with traffic then. Post4host forums were doing incredibly well with lots of traffic and forums were buzzing with activity to the extent one needed at least a few mods to manage the Forum. So I'm not so sure how viable that is any longer as a number of those active forums have died and I don't see that busy atmosphere any longer at post4host forums. It's just too easy to get quality hosting space at very cheap prices, and people have become too lazy to post for hosting any longer. Also the advent of smart phones and Facebook have killed a lot of the Forum activity too.

The little bit I know looks as though where money can be made is with web development and design. And then to use your hosting accounts to help set up clients and deliver a service to them. Instead of just distributing free or paid hosting accounts you should provide a specialist niche service to individual clients and charge them a price for it.

@perryoo11 is moving into a great direction for example with developing a panel which can be licensed and sold. Panels are obviously in demand. So similarly if you could detect a need for a specialist service that you don't see many specialists are providing in hosting, then you can try and develop a product like that too.

Bottom line. You need to develop a business plan first, and then figure out how you can monetize the service, like make money out of it. You can't just go blindly into it and hope something will happen that will bring in the big bucks. You have to check out examples on the Internet and google this subject to death first.
I liked the panel idea but that needs some programming languages and alot of free time xD
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