Just wondering, when renting a dedicated server, should you always have at least 10 times more bandwidth than HDD space? For example, is it justified to have a 160 GB HDD but only 1000 GB webspace? this is one of the main things I look at when finding a dedicated server for myself.
I recently bought one because it has 160 GB webspace and 2000 GB bandwidth. The other ones I had were 1000 GB bandwidth so that is why i'm wondering.
Is webspace:bandwidth ratio important or no?
Keep in mind, the sole purpose of my dedicated server is to sell web hosting so I would like my hosting packages to have 10 times more bandwidth than webspace.
If I were you I woulda done so.. by the time you sold out all your space and you need more you should just upgrade to a bigger disc when needed, when you'r clients "buy you out" of the space.. if you know what I mean.. so I woulda started with a small one, then upgrade evreything when stuff are selling if you'r not even sure who to target you probably dont have the perfect plan, so stay with small lowcost stuff until you know you make profit outta it..
my 2c ..and I'm n33b
well, in that case, i'd make about $290 because the only other thing I have to pay for monthly is a clientexec license.. but then again, $290 isnt the gross profit once again, it will be a little lower because of paypal fees
and whats your time supporting the clients worth ? all of that goes into working out the nett profit
but we digress, if you're not overselling then you need to build and price the plans according to what you want to make from the server, and to differentiate your offering somehow from the million other hosts out there