I would appreciate if you could read this before asking questions.
- The company
Launched late 2002 as a quality web host, providing premium packages with an unbeatable uptime. Targeting search engines and forums brought in the majority of clients. The web site it self has been offline from 'August 2003' through to 'May 2004' - the server however was of course online during this time and support continued as normal for existing clients. In May 2004 the clients were transferred to The Planet where they are currently very happy on a P4 server that has had 100% uptime for the past 5 months. The new web site was launched 1 week ago; this is a very unique design, a continuation of the old design that attracted all the customers.
- The buyer
I am selling the hosting business in its entirety, full details below. Ideally I am looking for someone who wants to get into the hosting business, thus would require everything setup for them, including web site, support system and merchant account. This would also be ideal for a company looking to change there image, and or grow in a different direction. A little free advertising (now the new site is up) would really take off, and pay off in no time.
- Reason for sale
I am looking to move in other directions, I am busy every day with freelance graphic design and other personal projects. I have no time to promote and run a successful hosting company.
- Included in Sale
89 x Paying clients
1 x Server (specs below)
1 x Web site design (just launched unique design)
1 x cPanel/WHM license
1 x Fantastico license
1 x ClientExec license
1 x Kayako eSupport light leased license
1 x Server status license
(I will not sell individually or break up clients)
- Server info
Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.40GHz
Cache size: 1024 KB
Server Load 0.00 - 0.4 (hangs at 0.00 most of the day, peaks to 0.3/0.4 when pushed)
1GB (1473k kernel code, 14944k reserved, 1099k data, 136k init, 65472k highmem)
Hard drive info
1 x 80GB ATA DISK drive - Primary (hda1 boot/back-up)
1 x 80GB ATA DISK drive - Secondary (hdb1 Size: 76 GB / Used: 25 GB / Avail: 48 GB / Percent: 35%
Linux Fedora Core 1 (tweaked setup for performance)
- Bandwidth info
1000 GB The Planet bandwidth available.
Bandwidth used this month - 43 GB (It's no error, they don't use much)
- Support info
Kayako eSupport light is setup, customized and running.
The clients have been with the company for many months, most over a year so support is minimal. I get 1, 2 support questions a week - tops! As long as you can keep 100% uptime or as close as you won't have anyone breathing down your neck.
- Customers Packages
5 x 100MB / 1GB @ $30 per year
13 x 500MB / 5GB @ $60 per year
16 x 1GB / 10GB @ $100 per year
3 x 2.5GB / 25GB @ $200 per year
6 x 1GB / 10GB @ 100 per year (reseller)
2 x 2.5GB / 25GB @ $200 per year (reseller)
1 x 100MB / 1GB @ $3 per month
14 x 500MB / 5GB @ $5 per month
8 x 1GB / 10GB @ $10 per month
5 x 2.5GB / 25GB @ $20 per month
1 x 5GB / 50GB @ $50 per month
4 x 1GB / 10GB @ $10 per month (reseller)
1 x 5GB / 50GB @ $50 per month (reseller)
10 x 1 year registration @ $15
$385 month x 1 year = $4,620
$3,965 year x 1 year = $3,965
$150 domain x 1 year = $150
month + year + domain = $8735
1 x P4 (The Planet) server @ $106 per month
1 x license - cPanel + WHM + Fantastico @ Free with server
1 x license - ClientExec @ Free with server
1 x license - (OPTIONAL) Kayako eSupport light @ $14.95 per month
1 x Server @ $106 month x 1 year = $1272
All customers pay via 2CheckOut, the company has earned over $28,300 since launching.
All new customers are setup to pay via 2CheckOut.
I am selling the business in its entirety, not 'just' the clients. The new web site it self is worth a lot of money, please take this into consideration when making your offer. Please bid sensibly, all offers over $7,000 will be considered - you must be financially secure and give the same great support and uptime all clients are used too.
I am not looking for an over-night sale; however I do not want it to draw out for weeks.
If I get an offer too good to refuse, I will close the sale without further bidding or waiting.
I have all the forms ready, option to purchase, bill of sale, NDA etc. An NDA will need to be signed before viewing the web site and spreasheet figures.
Feel free to leave any constructive questions here that have not been answered above - all other questions and queries please direct to my PM or E-mail. You can also get me on MSN - firstname.lastname@example.org
(this is not my email address)
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