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  Post #31 (permalink)   11-14-2012, 01:13 PM
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In my opinion, it is not worth building a web hosting company unless you truly have have quality services to offer,... and unless you can keep the prices low enough to compete with the major players, your chances of success are not going to be very high...
the thing is the big boys will provide clients with a hosting account and support and thats it, so small hosts have to try and find a niche that makes them stand out.

and example is a lot of people like using Wordpress, so a simple solution is to create plans that includes a fully functional WP site installed etc. you can do this with many differerent scripts.
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the thing is the big boys will provide clients with a hosting account and support and thats it, so small hosts have to try and find a niche that makes them stand out.

and example is a lot of people like using Wordpress, so a simple solution is to create plans that includes a fully functional WP site installed etc. you can do this with many differerent scripts.
Yup. In my mind though, consumers still don't perceive hosting as a regular business. They don't consider the fact that with smaller companies you receive more personal support and usually friendlier experience altogether - just like with most offline services.
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consumers still don't perceive hosting as a regular business. They don't consider the fact that with smaller companies you receive more personal support and usually friendlier experience altogether - just like with most offline services.
true, most people still think hosting is run by spotty teenagers on a PC from their bedroom after school
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When I got into the hosting biz back in 2005 I found a niche for ddos protected hosting as ddos was much worse back then. Since vista, windows 7, UAC and such it is much less prevalent. Usually now its only ddos for hire or big competitor ddos. Back then nearly any kiddy could have a botnet and ddos any site he didnt like or whatever.

I messed up big time merging with a competitor because I could not find anyone to help me with support and such, I guess because of the concepts I was using most was not familiar with. Anyway my merge was a disaster and I lost that business.

Since then, It has been really hard to find the right niche as the market is VERY over saturated with ridiculously oversold plans and allocations they never intend to let their client use.

I am working on a few different things now to try and get more hosting sales but most of our focus has been on offering US based server management which is doing very well.

I suggest to anyone wanting to start a business to go either find a niche, go local or have a HUGE marketing campaign which can be a huge risk as well if not successful.
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  Post #35 (permalink)   11-22-2012, 06:00 AM
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Who said hosting business is over saturated there is still plenty of gap for you. You should first of all concentrate on your local area.
 
 
 


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there are probably more hosts then websites
 
 
 


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there are probably more hosts then websites
That couldn't be further from the truth I'm trying to imagine less than one website per provider. Even small providers have 50 to 100 clients and many of them have multiple websites. Any decent sized provider will have 4 to 5 thousand clients and the larger ones hundreds of thousands.

I wonder how many registered domains actually have active websites on them? Regardless, there's always more room for additional hosting providers - at least as long as the Internet, broadband and mobile continues to grow.
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No, the market is still not saturated in Asia or Africa. The localization is also important for the non-english countries.
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  Post #39 (permalink)   12-06-2013, 02:39 AM
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I agree with the above.
You can score if you go local and traget specific markets.
For example, our australian web hosting and our australian vpss are most successful for us.
There is need of reliable web hosting service there and people are willing to trust a younger provider.
 
 
 


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Yes its a bit in my opinion but i see this a an advantage for the customers only.
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There are many who follow.. but only who implements his IDEA.

You have to create a concept and market it .. if you are good into service and prompt support you will have good client working together.
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I do not think it is oversaturated..it is just too many competitors.
That means that you have to have good advertising and good prices too
 
 
 


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I do not think it is oversaturated..it is just too many competitors.
Same difference
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This thread is two years old. Resurrected by newbies yearning to pump up their post count.
 
 
 


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No, it all depends on how hard will you dedicate and work.
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