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Discussion in 'Web Hosting Forum' started by midlandi, Feb 17, 2012.

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  1. midlandi

    midlandi Can you smell that?

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    Just a bit of research really.
    What offers would most likely make you sign up to a hosting company over another?
    eg -: Free stuff

    or an idea I have had see what you think.

    Basically every month I run a prize draw (not sure of amont yet but between £25 and £100)
    Every Hosting customer qualifies after being a customer for 3 months.

    Whats your view?

    or

    Maybe you have a better idea?
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    I think it depends on the type of people you are targeting , personally i wouldnt use a hosting company that hadnt been established for some time but thats just me and most people wouldnt goto the length i do to check hosts out ( after some bad experiences ) , Id also be very fussy about their insurances/assurances they have in place should "they" do something wrong which resulted in data loss. Its all very well having these backup plans etc but should they go wrong or the host them selves do something wrong , what happens then ? Many hosts couldnt answer that.

    Price and free stuff wouldnt encourage me to sign up as id be looking for a quality service more than anything with respected exciting customers backing that up. Obviously every company has the people that will never be happy and moan of the sake of it so bad reviews are bound to happen but as long as you do your search before choosing a host you should be fine.

    Over all it would be professionalism , quality of service , Where they and their servers are based and what assurances they offer. Cost really doesnt come into when you stand to loose so much.

    So if you are targeting the higher end customers ( which are probably few and far between ) or whether you are targeting the people that want shared servers and love free offerings i guess that would be the decision.

    Although if i was to go into the hosting niche now i wouldnt target hosting as a whole, Id target a specific part of the niche and specialise in that area.
  3. midlandi

    midlandi Can you smell that?

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    Yeah, your right. We are targeting Uk customers mainly. We are going for the higher end as opposed to the cheaper end. Quality and speed, not overloading servers.
    Gained a few customers locally through email and direct mail.

    Decided to offer Free Domains with accounts.
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    What really make me sign up is the actual reputation and hosting features on the website.
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