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Old 08-30-2004, 02:27 PM
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Hosting company for sale + 89 clients


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

Processor 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)

Memory Info
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%

System Info
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

Yearly
(45 clients)

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)

Monthly
(34 clients)

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)

Domains
(10 domains)

10 x 1 year registration @ $15


Total profit

$385 month x 1 year = $4,620
$3,965 year x 1 year = $3,965
$150 domain x 1 year = $150

Annual profit

month + year + domain = $8735


- Expenses

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

Total expense

1 x Server @ $106 month x 1 year = $1272


- Merchant

All customers pay via 2CheckOut, the company has earned over $28,300 since launching.
All new customers are setup to pay via 2CheckOut.


- Price

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 - dan@mangentaink.net (this is not my email address)
Email address: dan@graphicism.net

Thank you,
Dan

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Old 08-30-2004, 04:08 PM
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abit worried about the domains, you charge $15 and its full profit?
Can i ask what range of offers you looking for?

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Old 08-30-2004, 04:12 PM
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all offers over $7,000 will be considered

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Old 08-30-2004, 06:03 PM
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I knew I would forget to list something!

- Domain info & costs

All domains are registered on a $6.95 Enom account and are automaticaly set for renewell.

Domain expenses - $69.95
Domain profit after expenses - $80.05


Thanks!

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Old 08-31-2004, 10:48 AM
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Re: Hosting company for sale + 89 clients

Quote:
Originally posted by Graphicism
. . . The web site it self has been offline from 'August 2003' through to 'May 2004'
Why was the site offline for 9 mths?

BTW, very nicely laid out post too, with lots of good information.

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Old 08-31-2004, 12:02 PM
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Hi Aussie Bob,

I had no time for the company as I had a full time job, so I didn't want to take on more customers if I couldn't take care of them. The server and support system has always been online for current customers. I am looking for someone to get this site kick started again with the help of the new web site design.

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Old 09-01-2004, 10:29 PM
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I would like to see the site. My email address is 1rxman@tampabay.rr.com I am very interested in this business. Thanks

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Old 09-01-2004, 11:36 PM
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Hello,

I am very interested in this business. CAn you email me at webmaster@ebizcraftsman.com . Thanks

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Old 09-02-2004, 10:27 AM
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mrgo2, Ebiz; I have emailed you a NDA, please sign and return.

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Old 09-02-2004, 11:00 PM
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- Update

No debts or liens what-so-ever against the company, apart from the obvious costs of the server ($106/month).

No adult material, MP3, Warez or anything illegal.

I do have further information available such as exact spreadsheet figures of when everyone will re-bill, the amount and package. I also have the web site, and a copy of the 2checkout annual report once the NDA has been signed.

- I will be out of town from Friday until Monday/Tuesday; I am down here in south Florida awaiting the hurricane... I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Thanks,
Dan

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Old 09-04-2004, 06:35 AM
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Dan,

You've misspelled your MSN

dan@magentaink.net, not dan@mangentaink.net

Good luck with your sale

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Old 09-05-2004, 03:10 PM
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I'm back (survived the hurricane) and I will reply to everyone, and keep this thread updated.

Thanks fullVelocity, your right; my MSN is dan@magentaink.net

Just let me know via Email or MSN if you would like an NDA and we can talk in more details.

Thanks,
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Old 09-05-2004, 03:51 PM
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Hi Dan, please send an NDA to marketing@nxtek.net

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Old 09-22-2004, 03:22 AM
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please send

please send nda to pkruger@speeduneed.com

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Old 09-22-2004, 09:07 PM
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We are in Florida and also made it through the Hurricane. Glad to hear all is ok. We have emailed you and look forward to your response. Have a great day.

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