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    Looking for hosts for $1/month

    Can anyone recommend me a host for about $1/month? How much webspcae do I get for this price?

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    as much as people are dumb enough to sell to you at that price. I wouldn't expect decent service to come with it.
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    $1 and expect nothing but trouble. its amazing people sell that cheap, because a profit margin even if people do signup would be so damn tight.
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    Remember you get what you pay for.

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    http://www.preteenhost.com/ may be able to help you out

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    Re: Looking for hosts for $1/month

    Originally posted by wsdepot-user
    Can anyone recommend me a host for about $1/month? How much webspcae do I get for this price?
    if the site is only worth $1.00 a month, then why bother with it?
    if you haven't considered chapter 7 bankruptcy, maybe you should.
    eliminate your debt, keep the property you want, most people qualify.
    contrary to popular belief - no attorney is necessary!

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    Re: Looking for hosts for $1/month

    Originally posted by wsdepot-user
    Can anyone recommend me a host for about $1/month? How much webspcae do I get for this price?
    I'd recommend simply going with a free hosting service that has been around for many years. Chances are they will be much more reliable than a hosting service at such a low price.

    http://www.fortunecity.com/free-web-hosting.shtml
    A Collection of Web Hosts
    Small biographies on hosts, uptime reports and some reviews
    Feel free to add your review or add a host that isn't on the list.

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    1.00? That's rediculous. Go with a FREE host, you'll be much better off. Just have your domain redirect to your free account.
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    Brendan Diaz
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    and domain included in that price, right?

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    Originally posted by [HC]Rick
    its amazing people sell that cheap, because a profit margin even if people do signup would be so damn tight.
    Profit margin?

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    out 28-30 days thats all you can find?

    you can get very good plans for $5 a month

    who can;t do that?
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    Would you be prepaired to pay annually? There are some hosts which will provide you with what you need.

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    Here's one I use, $10/yr:

    http://www.discount-hosting.com/

    There are no options, no technical support and almost no downtime.
    You'll get fewer complaints from over performing than from over promising.

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    i used ripplehost, $9.95 a site, for the year. just be careful with the signup process . i got billed twice for the year by accidently going through it twice.

    so far no downtime (none that i know of anyway)....support..its probably not there but whatever,i never use support anyway.

    if i have a question , i look it up on google or here or wherever

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    < "kidding" removed >

    (To the mods: i'm just kidding)

    I think you should look for free hosting from somewhere like fortunecity or hostrocket. Or you can pay a little bit more and get some quality hosting services. As the motto goes, your site is worth what you pay. If you think your site is worth $1 per month, that's fine. But if it is worth that much, as someone else said, why bother?
    Last edited by SoftWareRevue; 04-19-2004 at 11:26 PM.

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    I believe that www.myonehost.com have a starter account for a few dollars per month. I'm with them at the moemnt and they have live help, you can get someone most times (usually), so far it seems ok, although their is no documentation with their admin panel and for newbies like me this is not satisfactory, but there is nothing negative written about them and everything seems alright. But I personally would agree with the other guys regarding price, I'm actively looking for a higher quality provider even though these guys seem alright so far, I can't believe I can get such cheap hosting without some kind of catch in the future

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    http://www.onedollarhost.net/index.asp

    $1 a month as you requested : ) don't know how good they are, probably get what you pay for.
    Last edited by bobobro; 04-20-2004 at 02:13 AM.

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    lol thats too good to be true
    unlimited space and bandwith

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    As someone suggested above -- ripplehost.com would meet your needs -- which is owned by splashhost (who also posted above)

    Another close contender is e-rice.net 150Mb/3Gb Bandwidth for $15/yr

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    Hosting is just soooo incredibly cheap nowadays. How can anybody make aprofit charging $1 per month? Just one query per month would cancel out any profits surely.

    I would'nt want even the hastle for offering a $1 service per month, as so many have siad you may as well offer free, at least if someone has not paid they are not going to be able to demand anything.

    I cna't see how people stay in business at that price? Anybody have any idea how these guys stay in business????

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    Anybody have any idea how these guys stay in business????
    I know some of them . And the only way to stay in business is customer's care nevermind whether they pay $0.99/month or $9.99/month. When you treat your clients - they will be satisfied and recommend your host to their friends and so on.

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    Originally posted by HQHost
    I know some of them . And the only way to stay in business is customer's care nevermind whether they pay $0.99/month or $9.99/month. When you treat your clients - they will be satisfied and recommend your host to their friends and so on.
    And of course, colossal overselling.

    Minus transaction fee's, you're looking at taking around 30-40 cents from that one dollar, IF you're lucky.

    Now, convert that 30-40 cents into anything that isn't overselling of the grandest nature, and you're looking at running at a major loss, possibly a loss-leader for some companies, but a loss all the same.

    However, if someone only value's their website at halkf the price of a cup of coffee, then maybe they won't mind all the overselling, overstocking, etc.

    Simon

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    Re: Re: Looking for hosts for $1/month

    Originally posted by schmeg007
    I'd recommend simply going with a free hosting service that has been around for many years. Chances are they will be much more reliable than a hosting service at such a low price.

    http://www.fortunecity.com/free-web-hosting.shtml
    You call FortuneCity Reliable? Ouch. I used to work for them. FC used to have a vision, then that vision went away ( not certain why ). But when it did, those that didnt get fired or laid off, or down-sized or locked out, or however you wish to word it, ran for their dear lives.

    They got rid of everything and anything that made FC a beautiful Cyber Community. Just My Opinion As An Ex-Minister Of The FC Business Park Community.

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    As Simon pointed out, they are practically operating at a loss, I cannot see it is possible to sustain any business in that way, even if they got it free, it is just not possible to make a profit for a dollar per month, not even possible to run "at cost" I can't imagine.

    So presumably the majority of these guys will either
    a: put up the prices onces they get enough customers
    b: go bankrupt

    Its no accident that the most reliable nad largest service providers don't have anything like those low prices.

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    Tanuk, you are completely incorrect. RippleHost makes a healthy profit every month, its just as reliable and fast as any other host and we are certainly not going to go bankrupt.

    The only difference is that tech support is via forums only.

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    Hi Alan,

    Well, don't take my generalizations and opinions to be personally directed at you and your company, I am speaking only in general terms, and it is only my opinion, there are allways excpetions to the rule.

    Of course, there are companies that make a profit and give things away even, its all horses for courses and of course each business has a unique business model, I'm only talking about the "general concept".

    Glad to hear your making a "healthy profit" perhaps you should consider lowering your prices

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    We did recently just increase what we offer, so I guess thats kind of the same as lowering our prices

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    If I sign up with you will you please pay me?

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    mmm, no.

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    I couldn't imagine making a business off of the $1 hosting accounts, we offer a Budget account for $1.95/month paid annually but it is very basic. Nothing is supported on it but a couple of emails and static html. There are no add-ons to the account whatsoever including bandwidth or space, you must upgrade to our next plan if you want that. We do it as a courtesy for those just getting started with their websites or people just wanting fast email. For what they get these are actually quite profitable it turns out over the last year we have offered them. We make no guarantees on the Budget plan and most of the people that buy them actually upgrade because they quickly learn they want things that require mySQL or Postgres.

    As for overselling it is hard to oversell something with low space and bandwidth. Our busiest servers don't use more than 30% disk and only about 50% of their bandwidth. The Budget's actually fit on the servers with very little load and push it to a very nice yearly profit ratio per server. Don't over generalize saying that people can't be making money with them. If they are offering them in addition to other accounts they can actually be making a fortune off of $1-2 accounts.

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    Yes your right, one can't over generalize on things. I suppose the point is hear to know that everybody has their own niche area that they specialise in. So if people can make moeny giving free webspace in return just for advertising then I presume of course you can make some money with regards to low cost but low maintenance hosting.

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    1site - .50 cents month
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    http://www.onedollarhost.net/index.asp
    Unlimited space and bandwidth? lol

    It will be fun to see how long these guys last. But there are some slow people out there that will probably buy this.

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    Hey sounds like a gr8 deal to me. I'll take ten of em

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    And of course, colossal overselling.

    Minus transaction fee's, you're looking at taking around 30-40 cents from that one dollar, IF you're lucky.
    You've got into common mistake thinking. Cheap web hosting plans (often <$2) are often payed in advance for a year, so transaction fees aren't so high (in %). Also these are "Starter" plans. That means that this plans are for those who want to host simple (static) html pages or only start doing its business in the Internet. When they overcome their "Starter" plan solutions - they should upgrade their plan to more functional (and more expensive). Having cheap web hosting plans alongside with more expensive allows web hosting company to be more flexible on web hosting market and satisfy the needs of wide range of potential customers. And flexibility is very good thing in our's fast changing world.

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    Thanks for your answers and I want to add the following. I have 1 webspace for a small organization where I pay $9 a month for 120MB and I don't want to change it, because you know, never change a running system. I have a 2nd webspace for another small organization for 1 Euro ($1) in Germany with 20MB space which also works fine and I have a space with 50MB for $1 from a reseller, which works also without major problems till now.

    As one poster said before, it depends, how much your page ist worth and I have to answer nearly nothing. I need the space to learn how things work without touching the other spaces and to have 2nd hoster if one of the other hosters are down, especially to redirect emails via A / MX-record.

    Look at the German market and you will find a lot of offers _including_ a de-domain for 1. Of course these are entry-packages and if you are a happy customer you will stay with them, if you need more. The problem with the German hosters is, that you have to order a domain with them, even if you don't want to have one and most of them have confixx.

    IMO the costs don't depend on the features, but on the webspace and the bandwidth. The more features one offers with these starter package the earlier the customer will upgrade to a larger package, if he uses it and if the customer doesn't use it, it doesn't cost the hoster a cent, since with cpanel everything is preconfigured. Look at http://www.club-server.de/main.php?id=leist They offer 10/250MB for free incl pop3- and smtp-server and without ads. I am sure they to this for marketing reasons, but they have a toll-number for support. IMO the support is the most expensive thing and there are people who don't need it, except the hoster did soemthing wrong. So why should these people pay the support for the others? I mean, I will pay, if I am unfamiliar how to config spamassassin, but I don't want to pay, if dig tells me there is something wrong with the hoster. Forum support, where customers help each other, is also a good thing. I don't understand why some hosters don't install a forum, it is setup in 15 minutes.

    So if everything works after setup, there can be a customer who pays every year $12 and that's all. With one $1 webspace I have a bandwidth of 100MB/month, while I could use 1GB. For my personal needs, space is more worth than bandwidth. With 1 hoster I have about 3MB webspace, 10MB in /tmp and 3MB for spamassassin.

    Why I cannot find offers with an average bandwdith a month? Often it is hard to find out what bandwidth you really need and with an average value you don't have to fear to be disconnected, if you have used all the bandwidth allowed in a month. Unused bandwidth at the end of year should be lost then.

    Thank you guys for your offers and your private mails are still welcome. I would prefer US and European hosters. I am looking for limited space and limited bandwidth, but domains, subdomains, email a.s.o. should be limited by space only. Secure cpanel would be nice.

    I had one offer with 300MB/4GB for $1. Sorry guys, with such offers you won't live very long. I am looking for a company who has free capacaties and says $12/year is better than unused and maybe we he will change to a bigger package later.

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    http://www.onedollarhost.net/index.asp

    Ahh there is a $39 sign up fee, then $1 per month

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    LOL, that's true, and you see that until the moment of checkout:

    Web hosting Every 1 Year(s) $ 12.00
    Start Up Cost One Time $ 39.00

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Total Billed Today $ 51.00

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    SiteFlip.com always looked interesting to me. It seems very feature rich. But at $1 it is nearly twice as much as 1site.com 50 cent rate.

    All kidding aside SiteFlip promises an awful lot for that price. So if they can provide the service they describe then they are an incredible deal.

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    Originally posted by comfixit
    SiteFlip.com always looked interesting to me. It seems very feature rich. But at $1 it is nearly twice as much as 1site.com 50 cent rate.

    All kidding aside SiteFlip promises an awful lot for that price. So if they can provide the service they describe then they are an incredible deal.
    One of my hosters offers similar features, but without adding $1 for addon/parked-domains. Unfortunately it doesn't make sense to get a 2nd account with him.

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