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10-07-2009, 04:28 AM #1WHT Addict
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Do you sell dedicated servers higher than your provider?
This is a question that's messing me for a while. As I am looking for a datacenter to offer me some discount, I really don't know how can some hosts sell dedicated servers twice higher than their provider. Sometimes I am asking myself: do they know what is DNS lookup?
I am thinking that, before getting a dedicated server, or after I get it, Imake a dns lookup on ip, to see its location, datacenter etc. and if provider is cheaper than the host I bought of course I'll move.
Do you think in the same way?
Or you just made discount deals with the datacenter?
10-07-2009, 04:34 AM #2Aspiring Evangelist
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Maybe they're offering some added services that would make it worthwhile? Or possibly running their own equipment in the provider's datacenter.
10-07-2009, 05:26 AM #3
A reputable and respected provider will not just offer discount to anyone that comes along and like to resell their servers. A good provider will want to do some due dilligence on their part, before agreeing to such a resell deal.
They might, for example, require you to have one server at enduser prices for an extended amount of time. They also might require certain commitments from you.
Be wary of the provider that just offers discounts for any amount of servers to anyone that wants to resell the servers. With such providers, the discount you negotiate with the provider, can probably also be negotiated as easy by the end user.
To get discounts of your provider is one way to add marging to the product, the other way is to provide additional value. Just reselling a box will probably not be very profitable. Adding value to it in any form (better support, support in a specific language, offering software, management, backups, security installations, anything that comes to mind) is the best way to upsell the basic service provided to you and generate a true profit margin.
Servers can be customized for the reseller and therefore not reflect the actual providers basic offerings. Many things can be done to make your reseller experience a good one.
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10-07-2009, 05:33 AM #4Web Hosting Master
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