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  1. #1
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    Small UK webhosting business for sale

    Hello,

    There are around 110 current active customers with around 103 current active hosting packages in Modernbill with a small amount of customers having purchased domains only.

    The website has a excellent page rank of 5/10.

    From PayPal:
    Jan - Oct (10 months)
    £2647.07

    Active Packages Forecasted Monthly Income Forecasted Annual Income
    Monthly 34 £231 £2,772
    Quarterly 4 £11 £192
    Semi-Annually 2 £7 £84
    Annually 63 £129.07 £1548.90

    Yearly forecasted total: £4,476.90

    Excluding domain purchases (produced by Modernbill).

    The current outgoing monthly costs are:

    SoftLayer Dedicated Server Rental [cPanel]
    AMD Opteron 170 [2GHz] (Dual core)
    2x 250gb Drives
    2GB Ram
    2TB Bandwidth per month
    ($233 - est. £125.56)

    Modernbill Rental ($20.95 - est. £11.63)

    Server Management ($25 - est. £13.27)
    Total outgoing P/M: $278.95


    What is included in the sale:

    - Kayako eSupport Owned License (Purchased for around £199)
    - WHMAutopilot Owned license
    - Various domains from previously acquired hosting businesses
    - Website design for un-launched telecommunications venture using the brand
    - $7.95 eNom reseller account with domains

    The business has been running from around late 2003, I am looking for around £800-1000. This may be a good purchase for someone looking to move into the hosting industry or for a business to move into the UK market.

    I am selling for personal reasons and because of new ventures. Would like to complete sale in 2-3 weeks.

    Please PM for the URL of the website and for any offers.

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    Please email me the info also. jamesbelaugh at excite.com

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    Please PM the URL and contact infomation.
    Jon Black

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    Thank you for your interest. I have emailed all the people who left their contact information above with more information. Please PM me if you have any questions or your bid request.

    I would like to publicly answer some questions regarding sale.

    How do clients pay?

    The majority of customers I estimate above 95% pay regularly using PayPal invoices via ModernBill or subscriptions also done via modernbill.
    We do have a number of customers who do pay via cheque but these are often Yearly and larger payments.

    How would you like Payment?
    I am flexible on payments. If payments are via Escrow, fees will be paid by the other party. Other methods are accepted e.g BACS. But there will be a reasonable amount of time allocated for the money to clear to ensure no charge backs are made.

    Are you able to stay on during transition?
    I am able to stay on for upto 30 days after the sale which is reasonable but if necessary this can be extended. I will be able to help smooth out the transition ensuring that customers do not feel uncomfortable and provide a sense of security.

    Are the clients UK based or international?
    Nearly (90%-95%) all the customers reside in the UK, but we do have some customers that live internationally US/Europe but pay in £ GBP.

    Home or business users?
    We do get a few small business websites but the majority of accounts are web designers setting up accounts for clients and tech hobbyists. Our user base seems quite knowledgeable.

    Who owns the business, and are you VAT registered?
    The business is in my name and I am a registered sole trader. All transactions are dealt with me. The business is not currently registered to the UK VAT system as I am not legally required to.

    What are the current disk space and bandwidth usage?

    Whilst I do provide a good amount of space and bandwidth to customers, the majority of clients do not use their packages to their potential. The majority of accounts are small static websites and blogs.

    /home Total: 198G Used: 137G Avail: 51G Used%: 73%
    The other hard drive is used for backup. Regarding bandwidth according to Bandmin in WHM
    we used a total of 783.53GB of bandwith in total. Thats 58.59GB in and 736.91GB out. During September we used a total of 1138GB of bandwidth.

    If necessary resources can be reduced by eliminating sponsored accounts which I would be happy to take on if you do not want them.

    Would SoftLayer allow server transfer of owners?
    I believe that this should not be a problem. Just to make sure I am just checking with SoftLayer to ensure that there is no additional charge.


    Clients to packages
    As requested I have generated a list of packages and clients on what terms.

    Bronze
    Webspace: 400mb
    Bandwidth: 11gb

    Monthly Price: £3
    Annual Price £32

    Clients
    14 Monthly
    3 Quaterly
    14 Annually

    Total: 30

    Silver
    Webspace: 900mb
    Bandwidth: 21gb

    Monthly Price: £4
    Annual Price: £43

    Clients
    3 Monthly
    1 Semi-Annually
    4 Anually

    Total: 8

    Gold
    Webspace: 1900mb
    Bandwidth: 41 Gb

    Monthly Price: £5
    Annual Price: £54

    Clients
    7 Monthly
    2 Quaterly
    3 Annually

    Total: 12

    Business
    Webspace: 7,900mb
    Bandwidth: 161 Gb

    Monthly Price: £21
    Annual Price: £244

    Clients
    1 Monthly

    Super-Site
    Webspace: 19,000mb
    Bandwidth: 321 Gb

    Monthly Price: £33
    Annual Price: £387

    Clients
    1 Monthly

    Reseller 1000
    Webspace: 2,900mb
    Bandwidth: 31 Gb

    Monthly Price: £9
    Annual Price: £104

    Clients
    6 Monthly
    1 Annually

    Total 7

    Reseller 2000
    Webspace: 4,900mb
    Bandwidth: 51 Gb

    Clients
    1 Monthly

    Student Package
    £19.94 per year

    Clients
    1 Annually

    Rapid SSL Cert + IP
    £22 per year

    Clients
    3 Annually

    £20 a year deal
    Webspace: 300mb
    Bandwidth: 3 Gb

    Clients
    9 Annually

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    What are the specifications of:
    Student Package
    £19.94 per year
    1 Annually

    How many domain registrations did you do for the clients, and at what price ?
    Rob Golding Astutium Ltd - UK based ICANN Accredited Domain Registrar - proud to accept BitCoins
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    Hello Rob,

    The Student Package contains:

    200mb Webspace
    6gb Bandwidth
    £19.94 PA

    According to Modernbill there are currently 96 active domain name registrations. We currently charge £9.99 per year for .com/.net and £9.99 per two years for .co.uk.

    Please also note I am currently recalculating the disk and bandwidth usages to exclude my personal and old suspended packages. This will greatly decrease the figure provided above.

    - Ben

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    Please let me know the URL, other details are well present in this thread.

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    If you could PM the URL to me too please, it'd be appreciated. Thanks.
    Owen Rudge
    Zernebok Hosting, Ltd. - high quality shared, reseller and VPS hosting for low prices!

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    Please could you also send me the URL/details. Thanks.

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    Please PM me URL also
    RackSurge - Superior Hosting Solutions
    Shared, Reseller cPanel Web Hosting w/ Fantastico, Dedicated, VPS Solutions, Ruby on Rails, PHP4 and 5, Tomcat.
    Premium Network - Level(3), Savvis, AT&T, PCCW Global, nLayer, and TeliaSonera

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    I have generated a more accurate disk usage calculation by removing a large amount of suspended accounts.

    The server now lists 382 cPanel accounts.

    /home
    Total Disk Space: 198G
    Used Disk Space: 108G
    Avail. Disk Space: 80G
    Used Percentage: 58%

    My personal Accounts: 12.47GB
    Sponsored Accounts: 16.64GB
    Sponsored Resellers: 5.75GB
    (Please note you will not be required to continue the sponsored accounts if you do not wish to do so.)

    Administration Accounts (E.G Main website, billing system, ticket desk...): 12.26GB

    Total rounded amount: 47.12GB

    Therefore the estimated total amount used by customers is: 60.88GB

  16. #16
    Quote Originally Posted by 3en

    The website has a excellent page rank of 5/10.
    the pagerank for your website is 4 and not 5. You can check the same using a google pagerank toolbar or prchecker.info/check_page_rank.php

  17. #17
    Shows up as PR5 on my Google Toolbar!
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    and shwos up as 4 on mine :p
    Rob Golding Astutium Ltd - UK based ICANN Accredited Domain Registrar - proud to accept BitCoins
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  21. #21
    Haven't received a reply back from you - has this been sold now?
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    Hello all,

    Thank you once again for your interest and bids. I have agreed to the offer made by WHT user buyersheaven. We are now just completing the details.

    Best Regards,


    Ben Reyes

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    Please confirm if the sale transaction has been completed.
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