I am planning to start a hosting company called SMPL Hosting, pronounced Simple. We plan to rent servers from Hetzner cloud, starting with their CX31 server, with 8GB Ram, 80GB disk space, and 20TB Bandwidth. We will obviously upgrade as we get more customers. We will also use plesk as the website dashboard for our consumers.
Plesk web host edition is £41.25 per month, and the server will be €8.90, which is about £7.80. We will also need money for advertising. We will use Google AdWords, and the price varies for that. We also want to provide rewards for our backers on kickstarter, so anyone who pledges over £500 get to be a reseller (for 1 year). We will also give a 3 months of hosting to anyone who gives over £50. Kickstarter rewards will only be given if we reach our goal. If we do not reach our goal, backers will not be charged as it is all or nothing funding. You can find more info at: https://shortnr.link/kickstarterbackers
We will have 4 tiers of hosting: Free, Standard, Reseller and Enterprise. With free, you get 200MB of storage, but you have to tweet a message like “Hey, I’m going to host my website using SMPL Hosting: https://smpl.host” to help advertise our services. With standard, you will get 2GB of storage, for £5 per month. You will also get free customer support. Please note that you will login with your AppStone ID, which can be created and managed at account.appstone.me.
To keep reading, go to https://smpl.host/investors.pdf
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We will probably not make much profit for the first few months due to kickstarter rewards being 3 months. However, £2500 should keep the lights on long enough to start earning profit.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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