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Forum: Running a Web Hosting Business 07-28-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,186
Posted By ameeriklane
We did a deal like that and factored in the...

We did a deal like that and factored in the renewal date of each client into the price. In our case, we valued the clients (in our own internal calculations) over a longer term since it was a very...
Forum: WHT Announcements, Feedback and Questions 01-22-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 19,666
Posted By ameeriklane
Agreed. I view WHT as the local pub for people in...

Agreed. I view WHT as the local pub for people in the industry. It's where people go to talk about some new networking equipment they just tried out and the results they got, or complain about...
Forum: HostingCon 08-31-2013, 11:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 12,627
Posted By ameeriklane
I attended in 2012, 2011, and 2008, and I do...

I attended in 2012, 2011, and 2008, and I do enjoy the social events but I also go for the sessions.

Good:
- Multiple tracks, going on simultaneously. Let's you pick and choose among a few...
Forum: Running a Web Hosting Business 06-04-2013, 12:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 659
Posted By ameeriklane
Just a few questions

You can be sued for anything. Whether they win is another question. Just form an LLC so you reduce your personal liability.
Forum: Running a Web Hosting Business 05-25-2013, 11:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,801
Posted By ameeriklane
24/7/365 when your not.

That's a good reason to consider if you'll do business with them in the future or not. If you expect to need to place orders on the weekend, then choose a vendor that can really handle it.

I often...
Forum: Colocation and Data Centers 05-25-2013, 11:44 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,571
Posted By ameeriklane
Microsoft Forcing Upgrade to Server 2012?

This brings up another issue that I have raised before with MS reps. What other company makes it so difficult to give them money for their product?

Everyone in this thread is competent and yet we...
Forum: Colocation and Data Centers 05-22-2013, 11:53 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,571
Posted By ameeriklane
Microsoft Forcing Upgrade to Server 2012?

I do see the point the thread starter raised. The customer wants 2008 Web edition and has been using that well, then suddenly MS makes it no longer available through SPLA. Yet, the product is still...
Forum: Running a Web Hosting Business 05-21-2013, 01:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,663
Posted By ameeriklane
Startup company using your own servers

You're looking at this from the wrong direction. Your selling point is local customer service, not local servers. Get a cheap VPS account in Denver or Dallas to start, then focus on getting...
Forum: Colocation and Data Centers 02-08-2013, 12:30 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,921
Posted By ameeriklane
I think that's an example of different business...

I think that's an example of different business models, that's all.

Depending on what airline you fly, you may have to pay for your first checked bag, or your 2nd checked bag, or maybe both...
Forum: Colocation and Data Centers 02-06-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,921
Posted By ameeriklane
I'm not sure I see the problem. Are there vendors...

I'm not sure I see the problem. Are there vendors in any industry that bill by the minute instead of an hour or fractions of an hour?

I know any plumber, electrician or lawyer I've worked with...
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Forum: Running a Web Hosting Business 01-30-2013, 12:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 642
Posted By ameeriklane
We never had any disputes. It's more used from a...

We never had any disputes. It's more used from a sales/marketing perspective, when prospective EU customers raise concerns about having their data reside on our servers in the US.

Also we were...
Forum: Running a Web Hosting Business 01-30-2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 833
Posted By ameeriklane
Would it even qualify as a non-profit from a...

Would it even qualify as a non-profit from a classification perspective? Why not just make it a for-profit company that is socially responsible and donates X% of profits to charity?
Forum: Running a Web Hosting Business 01-29-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 642
Posted By ameeriklane
They did tell us why. I ran it by our lawyer and...

They did tell us why. I ran it by our lawyer and he said it could just be a different set of eyes reviewing the policy this year compared to last year.

I'm about to re-submit an updated version to...
Forum: Cloud Hosting 01-29-2013, 12:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,088
Posted By ameeriklane
Why are you running an OLTP test? It sounds like...

Why are you running an OLTP test? It sounds like the application is not heavy transaction-wise.
Forum: Running a Web Hosting Business 01-28-2013, 02:14 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,967
Posted By ameeriklane
Of course it is, and previous posters have done a...

Of course it is, and previous posters have done a good job of explaining what to look out for.

Think of this in a similar way: Is operating a restaurant still a viable business? There is so much...
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