Trial accounts in my experience do not gain you valuable customers with a retention rate that is suitable for growth. Best to stay away from offering such services as it can lead to huge problems in the future you want to build a good reputation not destroy it as offering such a service will do in the long run.
As previously stated, we don't provide trial VPSs for new customers, but we've recently offered this on a case by case basis for some of our longer term customers.
Some have decided it's better for them and others have decided they preferred to stay on the shared platform with all of the bells and whistles.
The money back guarantee is the best method as it "filters" the good from the bad.
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We also don’t offer free trial VPS, as it’s very likely that it will bring us many customers that have signed up only for the free trial and therefore abuse may follow. That’s why we offer affordable and reliable hosting plans with 30 day money-back guarantee, so our customers can try our services and if they like them they may decide that they want to continue their current plan and purchase an annual package, let’s say.
offering trial usually attract the ''wrong'' kind of customers, We have tested it on our skin that you then have to deal with spam abuse and having to spend money to remove the blacklisted IP from the RBL.
I hear lately trial VPS are used to make DDoS too so yea you get what i mean.
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