Webmaster Forum Rules | Posting Guide | Contact Us | Testimonials | Contributing Geek Program | Advertise on Geek/Talk
Welcome to the GeekTalk Webmaster Discussion Forums from GeekVillage.com

Click Here To Register. It's Free!

Go Back   geek/talk: Signature-free discourse for serious web publishers > YOUR FOUNDATION: Web Hosting & Domains > Web Hosting Discussion
User Name
Password
Register FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-25-2001, 01:50 PM   #1
RamAir Productions
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Montreal, Quebec
Posts: 52
Unhappy Setup fee or not

What do you guys prefer? No setup fee, or 2 $ less per month but 25$ setup fee? Do you signup for an hosting when it's cheap comparing to the features even if there's a little setup fee? I ask you these questions because, well i personally don't mind but want to know what the *majority* do and think.
RamAir Productions is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2001, 03:39 PM   #2
JDF000
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Posts: 20
Unhappy

I've always thought that setup fees were a complete crock, and I refuse to pay them. Most everything with webhosts is automated so I can't imagine it takes longer than 5-10 min. to setup an account. It's practically an insult to be charged for something that is almost completely automated ( if not completely automated ), IMO.

Justin
JDF000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2001, 04:28 PM   #3
RamAir Productions
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Montreal, Quebec
Posts: 52
Unhappy

Well, it's not completely automated, but kind of. Let's say i have a 15$ plan (i am not completely sure the prices my plans will be yet), then with a 25$ setup fee, the plan would be 13$ monthly rather than 15$. But i don't want people choose not to signup because of the setup fee, so i ask before heh. So, having a 25$ setup fee and lowering the monthly payment for 2$, a good idea?
RamAir Productions is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2001, 04:46 PM   #4
Tyme
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Posts: 433
Unhappy

I personally have a problem with setup fees because most times you do not get the fee back if you decide to leave (if they have a 30 day money back guarantee). I got jipped on that once, and I refuse to sign up with a company that have one, over let's say $9.95.

Most people also know that the signup process is automated now. Some are instant setups...so what "work" are you doing that is worth $12.00 for 10 minutes?

If it is messing up your bottom line that much, you would be better off working it into your monthly fee.

Just my two cents. http://geekvillage.com/ubb/smile.gif

------------------
Tyme
SoftwareTyme
Tyme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2001, 06:51 PM   #5
Doc
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: The Lonestar State
Posts: 233
Unhappy

Personally, when searching for a host, I usually use a search function at one of the various help sites. I don't even bother with hosts that charge a setup fee, and if possible check a box that excludes them from the results.

However, people new to the net don't realize just how many hosting options there are out there (just like they don't realize that they probably won't need 50 gb of bandwidth http://geekvillage.com/ubb/smile.gif ) So if you're targeting them, you could pick up some extra income with the fee. It's your call!

------------------
ProfitsToGo.com - Insightful reviews of top webmaster programs.
Doc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2001, 09:10 PM   #6
demae
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Posts: 1,291
Unhappy

With the sheer number of webhosting companies out there, I wouldn't be surprised if there's a lot of them that still perform setups manually.

It's not a trivial thing to get a program to automatically check the credit card authorization, then decide which one of the hosting company's servers is going to host the new site, then contact that server and have it /sbin/useradd, mkdir /home/newuser/www, find an unused IP address for the site (if it gets one), edit httpd.conf, edit named.conf, reload the webserver/nameserver, etc.

All of this requires careful programming to setup, or has to be bought. I imagine some basement operation webhosts can't do either.
demae is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2001, 02:06 PM   #7
RamAir Productions
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Montreal, Quebec
Posts: 52
Thumbs up

Thanks all for replying. I guess i won't put setup fee. Anyway, a 5-10 min setup never hurted anyone http://geekvillage.com/ubb/wink.gif
RamAir Productions is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
MaxBounty to increase setup fee Larwee Making Money with CPA Programs 0 06-14-2006 11:28 AM
Servers starting at $89/month! $0.00 setup fee! Steve_S Barter/Trade, Buy, & Sell 0 12-13-2003 11:40 AM
Great deals on NOCSTER managed servers! $0 Setup! Steve_S Barter/Trade, Buy, & Sell 0 02-09-2003 11:08 AM
Need good hosting, no setup fee cyberjr Web Design and Webmaster Issues 8 05-22-2000 01:33 PM
NoMonthly Fees changes Fee structure: KidKilowatt Web Design and Webmaster Issues 3 11-18-1999 05:41 PM

Please support our advertisers. They ensure our survival.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:38 AM.


GeekVillage.com is copyright © 1998-2013 iOnline Pty Ltd. All rights reserved.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.