I’m wondering how many companies out there put servers online for customers without getting payment? I have had a lot of people asking for 15 day terms even for new servers? So anyone putting servers online for free?
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I haven't seen any hosts that offer dedicated servers for a 30 day money back guarantee. I believe that licensing fees and the dollar amount are probably the most likely reasons. Many host go through much effort to validate the customer and ensure that they (the customer) know everything up front.
I wouldn't offer a free trial for a dedicated server because of the expenses but I do talk with the client to be sure they understand everything. I recently added phone support for dedicated server clients because they tend to buy if they actually hear who I am
I agree, It takes time to bring a dedicated online just for one customer to try out. You then have to factor in the cost of a control panel licence for that say 15 day trial. Its just not financially viable.
How could this be any different than providing speed test links for your network?
Then count the work needed (OS reinstalls, control panel installs, etc...) plus the cost of the server/bandwidth itself with no guarantee of having a reliable client afterwards. Maybe after effective screening is done, but even then...Like dimension4 said, 2nd month free would probably be a better bet.
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