I have a lightly-loaded* server at rackshack, so I am offering shares of it as Virtual Dedicated Server (VDS). This is perfect if you always wanted to get a dedicated server but did not have the budget or were afraid of rackshack’s lack of support.
-Large/popular site that has outgrown shared hosting
-Reseller that have outgrown reseller program but not yet ready for a powerful dedicated server (and don’t want a tiny server either)
-Backup server for DNS or storage
-Learning to administrate a Linux server
-Many other possibilities
About the Machine:
-Intel Celeron 1.3 GHz
-512 MB RAM
-100 Mb/s Network Connection with mulitiple providers
-7 200 RPM fast Hard Drive
-Powerful server – load average mostly 0.0s*
About the offer:
-10 GB of pure storage (no OS space counted)
-75 GB of transfer (very fast rackshack network)
-One of the few VDS on a machine (no fighting for CPU)
-Full Redhat 7.2 installation
-Dedicated IP address
-Webmin (preinstalled for free if you request it)
-Plesk one domain version (preinstalled for free if you request it)
-other software preinstalled for free if reasonable
About the term:
-Month-to-month length, no long term commitment
-Generous cancellation policy (see belore for details)
-No setup fee
-$75 - $100 per month (I am very flexible, and the final quote depends on the outcome of our contact)
-Assistance in transferring your site
-Transfer overage $1 per GB
-Storage overage $10 per GB
(Note: I am very flexible and I don’t usually count small overage)
See the questions below for more information.
What differentiate your offer?
Unlike most hosting companies, I am in a unique position because I don’t have a business plan, and therefore I don’t have a deadline/profit goal to meet. I am not under pressure to add any new clients; rather, I make sure that I serve my existing clients well before I add new ones.
What’s the catch for such a good offer?
I offer a lot, so there is a catch: you must be willing to invest some time in getting to know me, and give me some time to get to know you. I will only accept a client if I feel comfortable working with him/her.
Do you oversell your server?
No, I do not oversell my server, and there are a couple of reasons. First, I only have so much IPs from Rackshack, so I am technical limited to no more than 4-5 VDS on my server. Furthermore, I screen my potential clients to make sure that their site will not adversely affect other VDS on the server. In terms of the resources, I allocate as much as I offered to my clients, I do not try to smuggle in more VDS.
How do I know I will get quality service?
First of all, it is my philosophy to provide quality service. I *literally* take my clients as friends and I work very hard to make them satisfied. Also, my server is very lightly loaded* and I expect it to remain so. Finally, I limit my offer to only what I can sell, and I screen any potential clients to make sure their site load won’t affect yours. Unlike other providers where there may be 30 or more VDS on a server, there is only a few VDS sharing my server, so your site performance will be great.
What if I am not satisfied?
Since I screen my clients before I accept them, if you are accepted, I have a high level of confidence that you will find my service worthwhile. However, because I understand that changing host is a big investment, I am willing to back up my service with a 30 days money back guarantee *plus* 30 more free days while you search for a new host (and more free time if you need it). This makes for a total of 2 free months if you are not satisfied, and it comes with full support and everything you will find in the regular paid service. I am willing to offer such a generous policy because I get to know my potential clients well before I accept them.
OK, I am interested, how do I find out more?
You can PM me with your name, your site, your IM handle, and some background information about yourself. I will then contact you and either setup an instant messaging session to talk or we can communicate through email.
P.S. Payment accepted through paypal.
*Currently the server is not lightly-used, because I have a heavy-usage client who is about to leave. Once he leaves, the load should drop back to mostly 0.0.
Before people jump all over you and say "$100/month!? I can get my own Rackshack server for that much!" I would like to stress your point that this is a managed server. Which makes this a pretty good deal
Good luck to you!
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I am just wonderring, what software do you use to set up this Virtual Dedicated Server (VDS)?
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Originally posted by FDrive Before people jump all over you and say "$100/month!? I can get my own Rackshack server for that much!" I would like to stress your point that this is a managed server. Which makes this a pretty good deal
Good luck to you!
Pardon my ignorance, what is the diff? You can mange your own DS with CPanel/WHM right? I doubt any virtual host will spend hours troubleshooting scripts for you.