# Thread: New host, basic pricing plan

1. ## New host, basic pricing plan

Me and a friend are going to start up a host witin the next several months, what do you think of this:

Plan 1, Basic Package
Set-Up Fee $35.00 Monthly Pay Plan:$29.95
3mo contract: $83.85 6mo contract:$149.70
1 yr. contract: $275.40 Operating System: Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server Server Software: Microsoft Internet Information Server 5.0 (IIS/5.0) - 5 Gb Data Transfer - 100 MB of Data Storage - 20 POP Email Accounts - Mail Forwarding, Autoresponders - Web based email - Dedicated IP Address - MS Access database support - MySQL Database - ASP - Full SSI support - Perl - PHP 4.0 - Python support - TCL - ColdFusion - FrontPage extensions - Web Statistics - SSL / Secure Server * - Full FTP access - Anonymous FTP (7/24) - Full Control Pannel - DNS - Free Technical Support - Guestbook - Banner Rotation Program - Hit counter - 12Mbit connection * Requires SSL Certificate from Thawte USA or Verisign. Shared SSL may be available upon request for an additional$10.00 set-up fee.

2. Oh yeah, each account would come pre-installed with some sort of shopping cart. And additonal bandwidth will be able to be bought for $2.80/GB 3. No offensive, no wait...yes offense; your price is so inflated you might as well go with homestead pay hosting. Sheesh, that's worth$9 a month with no setup fee at most. What makes it a lot worse is you're deciding to use Win2000, which factors out reliability, and IIS, which compromises security.

4. No offensive, no wait...yes offense; your price is so inflated you might as well go with homestead pay hosting. Sheesh, that's worth $9 a month with no setup fee at most. I dont think so, for windows based hosting it is of average price, plus cold fusion and ms access, You cant find those in lunix based. although you could probably waive the setup fee. most host has$0 setup free now.

5. Yeah, ill get rid of the setup fee, but i really cant afford to lower the monthly price.

6. double the data transfer..

7. Originally posted by stu
double the data transfer..
Yes and look at http://www.below10host.com and see what they charge for \$29.95 monthly. (Special 500 Plan)

8. Yeah, i see that but again its running on Linux, not NT.

9. take a look at www.windowswebhost.com and see if your plan(s) compare to theres. If so you know your charging the correct amount.

10. are they the industry "standard" for windows 2000 hosting?

11. Koolguy: If you want to stick with your prices, it's actually okay. But you will have to make sure top quality of customer service available for your clients. And also, you will have to advertise somewhere other than forums to get customers for that prices.

Just my 2 cents.

12. WindowsWebhost do have a large corner of the market covered, They made a post on WebHostDir's forum a while back about how they made the choice for pricing.