Day 39: All This and Web Hosting TooSaturday, April 5, 2003
A couple of weeks ago, we set up a reseller account so that we could offer hosting packages to our clients. We hadn’t decided what, if anything, we wanted to mention on the website… especially since we really don’t want to mess with hosting sites for anyone besides our customers. It would be too much of a hassle to be a web host on a large scale — a responsibility that would be next to impossible to do well in addition to our full-time jobs.
Today we decided exactly what we wanted to offer and how we wanted to present it. Our prices will be very affordable (about as cheap as a person can find on their own), but still cover our costs. We’ll offer up to 20 megs of disk space, 1 GB of bandwidth/month, and 1 MySQL database, in addition to some standard features. And we decided on a simple, basic mention of it on our pricing page. It doesn’t have all the details; it just lets folks know that hosting is available. We’ll see how it plays out!