With the plethora of Web Hosters out there, is there still room for any more? For any of you long time hosters, has new signups gone down within the past year or so because there are so many other companies in your market?
Originally posted by mlip129 There is always room, as long as your not one of the people that ask questions like: "I want to make money really quickly, so I decided to start a hosting company, What do I need to host a site???"
If that's what you're after, then go create a bunch of fake auctions on ebay and steal people's money. Ok just joking.
Think theres a market for forum hosting? Using either vBulletin or XMB Forum (the free look alike to vBulletin). Got plenty of knowledge in the field...just wondering if its worth the time. Not really out for a quick buck, just something to interesting to do and give back to society (professionally)
The only "problem" with forum hosting is that you want be able to play the "number games" with customers, = they will use all their bandwidht so you want be able to offer 20 GB 300 MB deal for 7,99 $ ( forum hosting = adult hosting , if we consider bandwidht usage)
Is there room in hosting still? Absolutely. I don't believe there are too many markets that you cannot successfully start a company if you have the mind for it (and also the capital).
There are a lot of hosting companies out there, this is true. However, many of them are not advertising or are looking for cheap and quick ways to get clients. This does not work. There are a two things that seperate one host from another:
1. Quality of Service
2. Current Client Base.
If you have good service and a decent size base (1000+ clients), advertising is not necessary. Your clients will help you grow by recommending you to other people who need hosting. If you are just starting, you need to advertise, advertise, advertise. It does not all have to be paid ads, but you need to get your name out there. If you do, you'll get clients. And if you have good service, you'll continue to get more clients.