View Poll Results: Best Hosting Gimmic

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  • Free Miva Shopping Cart with all accounts

    4 10.26%
  • Free Domain Name

    21 53.85%
  • Free Month of Hosting

    14 35.90%
  • Free Web Page Template

    3 7.69%
  • Other (Specify bellow)

    3 7.69%
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  1. #1
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    Web Hosting Gimmics

    Hello,

    I was wondering, which is the best web hosting gimmic?

    Please vote aove, TY!
    David Garza
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  2. #2
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    How are these gimmics? Who offers Miva Merchant with every account?

  3. #3
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    Free domain or free month of hosting seem to work. I offer a free domain if you pay yearly, and its amazing how many clients decide to pay yearly cause of it instead of monthly. As well it works out to a free month just about anyways, due to quite a few clients of mine already owning their domains and asking what they get out of paying yearly.
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  4. #4
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    LOL....I dont consider those choices gimmics either.
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  5. #5
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    Well,

    For us we consider it, because not all hosting companies provide those.

    But, we have alrady decided on the free domain. With all of our packages, from 5 bucks up to 80. And no time comitment.

    Also, does anyone suggest a backup server idea?

    Like we have a shared reseller account, and we want to backup all data NEW ONLY to a server in a different datacenter. Any suggestions? We won't have more then 10GB of data and we need to backup every 2 days.

    Thanks!
    David Garza
    CCF Web Hosting - Where Customers Come First!
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  6. #6
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    I'd suggest rsync but I'm not too sure how you'd go about that without root access. Might be worth looking into though

    Greg Moore
    Former Webhost... now, just a guy.

  7. #7
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    I have root access, but will rsynce only backup dirs that I want?

    TY
    David Garza
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  8. #8
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    Originally posted by Mind-Field
    I have root access, but will rsynce only backup dirs that I want?
    rsync will do pretty much anything you want it to do. Install rsync and type 'man rsync'. You'll get a huge list of options that let you do... pretty much anything you want to do. There's been rsync discussions here before, but I'm not sure if any code has been discussed (for backup scripts). Run some searches and see what you can dig up. I know rsync's home page has some sample scripts you can play with.
    Alex Llera
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  9. #9
    I think a good plan with plenty of space and bandwidth and php/mysql etc. + <$10 per month is a good sales 'pull' factor.

    That's what I believe most buyers look at primarily.
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  10. #10
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    If you've got a good agreement with a domain registrar (and don't offer $2/month plans) you can do well offering free domain registration, since you can often register domains for as little as $8/year as a reseller...
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  11. #11
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    Well,

    I can get domains at $8.00/yr. and our lowest plan is $5.00.
    So, that means if they leave in 1 months, I loose $3.00, but I doubt that will happen.
    David Garza
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  12. #12
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    I would do something like "Pay yearly and get free domain registration!"

    That way no matter what you've covered your bases...
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  13. #13
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    Well, the key is, if you are good they won't generally leave.

    Or you could keep the name in your name for the first 6 months or year or whatever.

    -WC-

  14. #14
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    Yeah..

    I like that's best to do, but... They can't tranfer until 60 days of reg. is up, and then they have to pay a renawal fee at their new registar. So they are paying twice.

    Thanks!
    David Garza
    CCF Web Hosting - Where Customers Come First!
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  15. #15
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    What do you think of this one?

    Miva Merchant on every account only $9.95/mo
    Free Domain Name
    Free Month
    Free Merchant Account
    Free Authorize.net Account
    Miva on every account reseller programs

    If I offered a deal like this is would sell like hotcakes then right?

    Brian
    http://www.Hivelocity.net

  16. #16
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    Re: What do you think of this one?

    Originally posted by SiteHoster
    Miva Merchant on every account only $9.95/mo
    Free Domain Name
    Free Month
    Free Merchant Account
    Free Authorize.net Account
    Miva on every account reseller programs

    If I offered a deal like this is would sell like hotcakes then right?

    Brian
    http://www.Hivelocity.net


    Stop Spamming the boards. Read the Rules.

    Also, you are in for a rude awaking. Looks like Pat or Rich stuck it to you with their Miva in Every account. pssstt... Hardly anyones uses it. You will see.

  17. #17
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    This thread was about the best gimmics

    I was asking a freaking question

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    Re: This thread was about the best gimmics

    Originally posted by SiteHoster
    I was asking a freaking question
    Hey newbie. Read the Rules. Coming here argueing about why you were Spamming is retarded.

    http://webhostingtalk.com/misc.php?action=forum-rules

  19. #19
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    I was simply asking for feedback

    on an offering I am considering

  20. #20
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    Re: I was simply asking for feedback

    Originally posted by SiteHoster
    on an offering I am considering
    You won't last here long. You're to dense to listen to what people tell you. Read the frigging rules. Case closed.

  21. #21
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    What if I buy ads on this site?

    Can you lighten up a bit?

  22. #22
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    STOP!!!!

    I was simply asking a few questions, that was NOT spam, he was giving his suggestions.

    Thank you!
    David Garza
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  23. #23
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    Thank you kind sir

    I usually do not post in these places because of guys like him

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    Originally posted by Mind-Field
    STOP!!!!

    I was simply asking a few questions, that was NOT spam, he was giving his suggestions.

    Thank you!
    I guess you don't know the rules either. Due you so good to read them too.

    Nice touch with the angry smilies.

  25. #25
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    Re: Thank you kind sir

    Originally posted by SiteHoster
    I usually do not post in these places because of guys like him
    Guys like me don't like guys like you. To stubborn or stupid to read the rules. Not much more I can say. At least you figured out how to make a sig so you were not posting and hotlinking your URL.

    I pointed out the rules in two threads you spammed in. Yet you would still would rather argue.

  26. #26
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    Every person is entitled to an opinion.

    I will read and follow your damn rules ...but you need to chill out a little.

  27. #27
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    Ad rates please

    Please get me some rates for advertising

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  29. #29
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    i personally doubt you would make any money unless your packages were $25/month or higher.... at least. I may be incorrect there though.
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  30. #30
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    hmm, maybe next time i should notice the 'next page' link before posting. lol.
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  31. #31
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    Originally posted by Mind-Field
    Well,

    I can get domains at $8.00/yr. and our lowest plan is $5.00.
    So, that means if they leave in 1 months, I loose $3.00, but I doubt that will happen.
    I think you will be reconsidering this strategy within a few months. Once word is out about it, you will have people doing exactly as you doubt will happen. You will see though, no need to take my word on it. (No, I won't be taking advantage of that offer myself, so no worries there... though it is tempting! )

  32. #32
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    Re: What do you think of this one?

    Originally posted by SiteHoster
    Miva Merchant on every account only $9.95/mo
    Free Domain Name
    Free Month
    Free Merchant Account
    Free Authorize.net Account
    Miva on every account reseller programs

    If I offered a deal like this is would sell like hotcakes then right?

    Brian
    http://www.Hivelocity.net
    Not only should you read the rules, until you understand them... maybe you should start your own thread, too.

  33. #33
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    could offer a free domain with every 3/6/12 month plan
    set yourself as the administrative contact for the first month, and then change it to thier information once the contract term is near up..
    - brian

    failing to plan is planning to fail.

  34. #34
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    I have noticed that all the "gimmicks" that we have tried ie: 2 months free with yearly, one or two years free domain registration don't really increase sales at all.. I mean its something nice to add to your index page but dont expect many extra sales from it..

  35. #35
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    OKIHost,

    Your right, but that is why we are offering first month and get a domain. And I am not worried about them ditching us for the domain

    1) We will win them over with our customer service.
    2) They will have to pay their registar for another year when transfering.

    And maybe we can make it as long as the domain is with us (and they got it when signing up for a hosting account) then if they stop hosting, they have to take the domain with in 2 months or be charged for the domain.

    Thanks!
    David Garza
    CCF Web Hosting - Where Customers Come First!
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