I saw this auction on flippa. For lots of reasons, I have no interest in bidding, but it lead me to look at youhosting.com
Interesting...according to their site, youhosting.com essentially offers free reselling. You can sign up and offer an unlimited number of shared hosting accounts configured for 10GB disk/100GB BW. They sit on top of burst.net
They also offer (for $40/month) an unlimited program (you can host unlimited accounts with unlimited disk/BW for $40/month).
It looks completely unsustainable, though "youhosting.com" was registered in 2006. No idea how they've been using that model, though, or if the domain has been rebought and repurposed.
I'm sure that 95% of customers never use more than a few MB disk and GB disk per month. And I know that the ad-supported free hosting concept has been successfully done. But in this case, they're getting ZERO revenue from everyone they host - they're not giving away free web space, but rather giving away free reseller space.
They claim that due to their "VIP program" (the $40/month) they make more than enough...hmmm...
I think I'm going to stick to more widely used models personally.
Anyone have experience with these guys? Just curious.
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There's no way. Even selling $40/month unlimited reseller is usually unsustainable. And I've run big free hosting business, the upgrade rate is horrible, even for $4-5 plans.
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Yeah, I'm still wonder, how can they provide Free reselling service and only sustained by the $40/month unlimited program - and claim they make more than enough? I think there must be other income stream/revenue?
A friend of mine also once provided free hosting services, but the upgrade rate was also far than expected - and he decided to close it down.
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