Well I am soon launching my webhosting company. My target market will be individuals who need affordable and quality webhosting for their personal needs, their blogs, hobby sites, etc etc. and it will be an Indian Based Company, because I find there hardly exists a good and professional webhosting company here in India that provides quality webhosting at an affordable price.
So I have basically targeted my market.
Now what I m wondering is should I offer a single all in one unlimited webhosting plan (like justhost, dreamhost, bluehost, etc)
or should I go for multi packages (like hostgator) ??
As of now I will only be providing shared webhosting.
I would offer unlimited one unlimited plan but one smaller plan. make the smaller plan different so they will want to upgrade in the future. Like make the smaller plan allow only 1 MySql and if they need more than 1 database they can upgrade to the unlimited.
Make sure you define what unlimited is and is not when it comes to your tos.
I hope you already know that Hostgator has entered the Indian market with office and servers in India. Now if you want to compete with them or with other unlimited kind of hosts better start giving every thing unlimited for free along with freebees like unlimited house cleaning, unlimited baby sitting, unlimited food, unlimited water and whatever you can think of unlimited for free.
Now if you want to provide quality and dependable services, sell hosting with limits and that too at right price.
If you have been unable to find a good, professional webhosting company here in India that provides quality webhosting at affordable price, then I am sorry to say that you have not searched properly, or you have been searching for wrong kind of providers.
Yes, I am well aware of that. But they arent really a Indian Company. They just have opened an office in India. Their servers are in the US. They charge in US Dollars. They do not accept payment through netbanking or indian debit cards, nor do they accept indian currency.
I am colocating 4 of my servers in CTRL S data center and 2 of them in Reliance Datacenter. I have a Payment Gateway from CCAVENUE. And also am investing a lot of amount in advertising and marketing.
Check where hostgator.in is hosted and follow this thread to see what they are offering, how they are offering and from where.
Apart from above your concern was quality, so how can you maintain quality while offering "unlimited resources" plans, have you found "unlimited space" HDDs, "unlimited precessing" CPUs, "unlimited capacity" RAM and "unlimited traffic/bandwidth" provider, then you will also need unlimited support people and what not.
BTW, in another thread you were asking about how to "WHMCS/Master Reseller account configuration" is that your 4+2 colocated servers across two data centers? Also from that thread it seems you need to do a lot of studies regarding system management, networking and all other aspects of web hosting business, before you jump into this field.
nope that was for one of my friends for whom I was setting it all up.
and FYI I am not going to do the setups, I will manage the business end, im going into the business this time with a lot of financial support. So now I have a staff of around 18 people out of which 6 of them are in the support department. So i think we can handle support pretty well.
Just wait for a few weeks or a couple of months and you will see ads popping up in televisions and magazines and websites.