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  Post #1 (permalink)   01-21-2015, 12:33 AM
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Does anybody provide trial VPS ?

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  Post #2 (permalink)   01-21-2015, 02:39 AM
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hello,

we do not offer trial for VPS because it will probably bring us a lot of poor quality customers that will just sign up for the free trial and probably abuse your node ressources. We prefer to offer a 30 day money back but no free trial.

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  Post #3 (permalink)   01-21-2015, 06:30 AM
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Stay as far away as you can from offering free trials with a VPS hosting offer. Nothing but headaches and you at the end you are lucky if even 1% of your clients will stick with you.
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  Post #4 (permalink)   01-22-2015, 12:33 AM
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We also do not offer any free trail VPS. Instead we offer cheap plans for which clients can signup and experience their server for a month.
 
 
 


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  Post #5 (permalink)   01-27-2015, 02:10 AM
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Offering free vps trials is not a good idea. If a client is serious they will order a lower end plan to try your service
 
 
 


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  Post #6 (permalink)   01-27-2015, 08:52 AM
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Does anybody provide trial VPS ?
NO, for the same reasons others have stated, primarily fraud and the fact that 99.9% of those asking for things like that are up to no good.

It is for this reason we dropped automated signup a decade ago and manually process all new accounts.
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  Post #7 (permalink)   01-27-2015, 03:14 PM
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In a way most companies provide you with a trial. Signup and pay, don't like it? get a refund. You've had the service during the "trial" period and it didn't cost you a penny.

Of course, check with the provider first to ensure VPS are guaranteed with a refund.
 
 
 


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  Post #8 (permalink)   01-28-2015, 12:32 PM
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In a way most companies provide you with a trial. Signup and pay, don't like it? get a refund. You've had the service during the "trial" period and it didn't cost you a penny.

Of course, check with the provider first to ensure VPS are guaranteed with a refund.
That is a good idea... I cannot remember every providing a refund for anything. Usually you try it, you like it, you keep it. You try it, you did not like it, you only paid for what you used.
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  Post #9 (permalink)   01-29-2015, 08:04 AM
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Our VPS start at just short of free. If you don't keep it we just press the refund button at PayPal in 30 days, now that is as free as you can get a vps. Thanks hope this helps

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I don't offer it nor do I plan to offer it.

Many host suggest not to offer it also because it tends to attract abusers. Most hosts instead offer mo money back policy's which most time work out pretty well.
.I Suggest NOT to offer it because there are more downsides than upsides.

One main reason because abusers when things are free there will always be people who abuse it and try to get more than what's it's suppose to be doing. for example trial to test instead they think it's a server to work off to send tons of spam email next thing you know you have ips that are bad
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  Post #11 (permalink)   01-30-2015, 09:04 AM
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We have offered a trial VPS to large reseller accounts, who wanted to dip their toes in the water of taking a Reseller VPS (with control-panel) over a Reseller Account.
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  Post #12 (permalink)   01-30-2015, 10:26 AM
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Just to reiterate as others have stated, free trial is a bad idea. The easier you make it for fraud and abuse to pay you a visit the more will come... Even a $1 "free trial" is a better option.
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  Post #13 (permalink)   02-01-2015, 03:22 AM
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Tagadab offers a trial for £1
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I agree with webalternative, however, unless there is some type of relationship with the prospect (online chat, email, phone call requesting a trial) there won't be any trials provided.

But if a client makes contact we have no issues providing a free VPS trial to potential clients.
 
 
 


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  Post #15 (permalink)   02-01-2015, 03:46 PM
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I agree with webalternative, however, unless there is some type of relationship with the prospect (online chat, email, phone call requesting a trial) there won't be any trials provided.

But if a client makes contact we have no issues providing a free VPS trial to potential clients.
The fact is if you change like £1 it means they have to sign up through your system and go through the anti fraud process.
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