I'll try to answer the most common questions below, but feel free to PM me (or reply) if a question is not answered, or if you wish to make an offer. I can give you my email address in a private message.
Lyxit uses a commercial script to handle user signups, and offers a control panel with many features.
We currently offer the users 20megs space, with an integrated BBS, counter, and countdown script. The short, catchy name also attracts many users. Check out Lyxit's main page for more details.
At the moment, ads are only placed on the "404 error" pages. Advertisements could also be easily added onto member's websites using something like mod_layout in apache. Using popups on the 404 pages, Lyxit currently returns an average income.
Lyxit is currently hosted on a CentOS VPS account at a2b2.com - the $35/m plan. There is still plenty of growth left before an upgrade is needed. I can either transfer the VPS account over to your name, or I can assist in moving Lyxit to a server of your choice. The VPS account needs renewing on the 16th, which will be your responsibility. http://a2b2.com/index.php?topic=48.0
What you get
Whoever offers the winning bid will receive all parts of the Lyxit service, including domains, scripts, vps account, web designs, etc.
Why am I selling?
Basically, I'm selling the service because I do not have the personal time to support it, as I have just begun to work towards a major qualification. It's a shame though, because I feel Lyxit has lots of potential.
I would prefer it if payments could be made using PayPal, although other methods may be accepted. If you cannot use PayPal, please contact me first, BEFORE you bid on Lyxit. I understand many buyers may not wish to use PayPal for these types of items, in which case I would propose a "step-by-step" transaction (where, for example, you would send half the money, then I would transfer half the website).
You will receive my MSN Messenger address. After the purchase, I will be able to help you with general admin tasks, and provide you with help on using the administrator section of the hosting software. Please note however that the reason I am selling Lyxit is because my time is limited, so I won't be on every hour of every day
I do have a "personal reserve" on the service- I wish to at least recover *most* of the costs of setting up the service (purchase of scripts, vps, advertising, etc). I will provide info on the current "highest bid value" in this thread.
The bidding will either end on Thurs 14th (around 7PM-10PM GMT), or when the highest bid offer reaches my "buy out price".
If you wish to send me your offer, please send me a private message.
If you wish to ask a question, feel free to send me a PM, or post below.
Can you provide a little bit more information on how much money you are making?
Advertisements are currently placed on 404 pages. Using the "popuptraffic.com" service, Lyxit currently generates around 0.40-1.00 USD per day (fluctuating due to the nature of free hosting services). The 404 error page normally receives over 1000 hits per day.
can i put google ads on the member's pages?
The highest bidder will obtain the full service, and it would then be owned by you - so you could do what you like with it There are many ways to "automatically" insert banners on the top of members pages - mod_layout is a popular way to achieve this.
did you promote the site at all? if yes, how was it promoted?
Lyxit had been submitted to many freehost directories, as you should be able to see with a quick Google search. The service has also been advertised on Google using Adwords, a few weeks ago.
how many unique visitors per day?
The Lyxit website currently has an average of around 1200 unique visitors daily. Sofar this month (11 days, not including today), 14352 uniques have been recorded.